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The brachial plexus is a group of nerves around the shoulder. If these nerves are damaged, a loss of movement or weakness of the arm may occur. This injury is called neonatal brachial plexus palsy (NBPP).
Brachial plexus injuries vary in severity and can occur at any age:
Arkansas Children's has the experts to diagnose and repair brachial plexus injuries. We offer:
Jameis Simpson of Jacksonville was born with a brachial plexus injury. His parents were faced with going out-of-state for surgery and follow-up until Dr. Tait and Dr. Bracey joined Arkansas Children's Hospital.
With the only two experts in the state for treating brachial plexus injuries, ACH was able to bring specialized Care Close to Home for the Simpson family.