Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Program Research & Innovation

The Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Program team participate in ongoing research and education dedicated to the study and treatment of pediatric Brachial Plexus injuries.

Leiden Nerve Center Narkas Symposium

The Leiden Nerve Center, part of the Leiden University Medical Center, is an international conference for brachial plexus injuries and disorders held yearly in The Netherlands.
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Institut de la Main (The Hand Institute)

The International Symposium Institut de la Main is an international conference for brachial plexus injuries and disorders held yearly in Paris, France.

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Lorna Ramos Course on Pediatric Brachial Plexus Injury

Our physicians lead research, and work in collaboration with the Lorna Ramos Course on the rehabilitation of children with brachial plexus injuries.The Lorna Ramos course was created to honor the memory of the late Lorna Ramos OTR/L, an occupational therapist who specialized in pediatric Brachial Plexus Birth Injury.

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Program News

Neural-Enabled Prosthetic Hand (NEPH) System Developed at FIU restores sensation to first human subject

November 06, 2018 – The NEPH system, developed at Florida International University by Ranu Jung and her Adaptive Neural Systems Laboratory team, restores a sense of touch/grasp force and hand opening by stimulating sensory nerve fibers in the residual limb with fine wires implanted inside nerves. Implantation of the device was performed by Dr. Aaron Berger and his team from Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Berger is a hand and peripheral nerve surgeon who holds an appointment in FIU’s Department of Biomedical Engineering. 

Miami Children's Hospital Performs First Nerve Repair Surgery Using Avance Nerve® Graft Technology

June 26, 2012 – The Avance® Nerve Graft isa valuable new tool that is changing how the surgical reconstruction of injured brachial plexus nerves is approached. Dr. John A. I. Grossman used this new technology to repair a brachial plexus injury on a 6 month-old baby girl.