Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injuries

Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injuries (TBPI) are life changing and can lead to permanent changes in function of the arm and hand. The severity of symptoms can vary greatly from person to person, and between different affected nerves and joints. Symptoms can be short-term, lasting a few months, whereas others can experience continuous and severe problems for the rest of their lives. Symptoms can include pain, numbness, stiffness, muscle weakness and reduced movement in the arm and hand. The PSP will identify unanswered questions about problems relating to TBPI and will address research needs for any stage of the disease or treatment.

The PSP is being led by University College London and Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.

You can follow the PSP on Twitter for updates @JlaTbpi

Key documents

Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injury PSP protocol

Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injury PSP Steering Group terms of reference