Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Center

The Wake Forest Baptist Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Center integrates clinical care, research and education to advance the treatment of all types of obstetric and adult brachial plexus injuries and peripheral nerve pathologies, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome and thoracic outlet syndrome.

The goal of the Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Center is to provide a state-of-the-art diagnostic facility, surgical techniques and therapeutic approaches to maximize a patient's functional recovery. This is accomplished by an experienced multi-specialty team including reconstructive hand surgeons, neurologists, neurophysiologists, neuroradiologists, physical and occupational therapists.

The development of an integrated multidisciplinary team approach to fulfill our mission ensures that individual patient care is always the primary objective.

The brachial plexus is a nerve network derived from the spinal cord that controls the movement and sensation of the hand and arm.

Severe injuries that cause nerve damage in your arms and hands require expert care. At Wake Forest Baptist Health, our team includes some of the nation's top experts. Our goal is to restore as much function and movement in your limb as possible, and to reduce pain.

Wake Forest Baptist surgeons tailor the treatment approach for each patient based on the age, the type and the severity of the nerve injury. Your doctor may recommend exercise and physical therapy to improve range of motion, muscle strength and to prevent joint stiffness and deformity. Surgery may be necessary if a patient has not recovered within several months.