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Birth Injury

See also Cerebral Palsy
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New Sign Lucille Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford offers information on high risk pregnancy and the high risk newborn, Birth Injury: Problems Resulting from the Birth Process - causes and types of trauma, common conditions and complications (such as premature, low birthweight, too small or large), Breastfeeding the high risk newborn, Parenting in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Taking Your Baby Home and many online resources. For more information, contact them by phone at (888) ASK-LPCH (275-5724) or e-mail referral@lpch.org.


New Sign Children's Healthcare of Atlanta offers a coordinated, multidisciplinary team approach to diagnose, treat and manage children with brachial plexus injuries. They also offer a children's brain injury program geared to getting children to a functional level to return home and community as soon as possible.


New Sign Boston's Children Hospital Orthopedic Center has both Brachial Plexus and Cerebral Palsy programs. The Brachial Plexus Program provides comprehensive care for children with acute and chronic brachial plexus palsies. The Cerebral Palsy Program provides interdisciplinary, state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment of children with a variety of neuromuscular conditions including static encephalopathy, progressive neuromuscular conditions and congenital anomalies.


New Sign Brachial Plexus Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is one of only a few centers in the country that offers a coordinated, multidisciplinary team approach to diagnose, treat and manage children with brachial plexus injuries.

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New Sign Central Remedial Clinic (CRC), Dublin, Ireland, provides a range of specialised services for children and adults with physical disabilities. Its facilities and services are available to people from all over Ireland. They specialise in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children and adults with a wide range of physical conditions. The clinic also offers a range of training, development and day activity options to adults. Contact the Central Remedial Clinic, Vernon Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3, or Phone: (01) 8542200, General Fax: (01) 8336633, Medical Office Fax: (01) 8542570 or send e-mail to info@crc.ie

United Kingdom

New Sign Obstetric Brachial Plexus Website Brachial Plexus Unit offers the Children’s Hand Clinic. In this clinic children will have the function of their arm regularly re-assessed by a multi-disciplinary team of staff. This team includes medical staff (Consultants and Registrars), Nursing staff, Clinical Psychologists, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists. Assessments in this clinic will aim to establish the level of recovery and whether therapy or surgery (this may include microvascular free muscle transfers, tendon transfers, osteotomies and arthrodesis) aimed at improving function is indicated. Frequently as the child’s arm develops secondary contractures can occur at the shoulder region and it may be necessary to perform surgery at this stage (predominantly form two years of age +). This unit also has access to Imaging services and Neurophysiology services. For more information, phone numbers, etc, visit their Contact Us page.

New Sign Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Trust aims to be the specialist orthopaedic hospital of choice by providing outstanding patient care, research and education. (Search this site using peripheral nerve injury.) For more information, contact the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Trust, Brockley Hill, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4LP. or Tel: 020 8954 2300.

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