With one of the nation’s largest groups of pediatric orthopedic specialists, a team of skilled pediatric neurosurgeons, and the nation’s highest concentration of pediatric rehabilitation medicine specialists, Gillette is uniquely positioned to treat patients who experience brachial plexus birth injuries. Our research focuses on better understanding the causes of these injuries in order to predict and prevent their occurrence and improve treatment.

Select Ongoing Studies

Led by Michael Partington, MD, Ann Van Heest, MD, Marshall Taniguchi, MD, and Sam Roiko, PhD:

  • Characteristics of Patients With Birth Brachial Plexus Injury.

Recent Publications

  • Andrisevic E, Taniguchi M, Partington MD, Agel J, Van Heest AE. Neurolysis alone as the treatment for neuroma-in-continuity with more than 50% conduction in infants with upper trunk brachial plexus birth palsy. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Feb;13(2):229-37. doi: 10.3171/2013.10.PEDS1345. Epub 2013 Dec 13. PMID: 24329160