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We wish the following Brachial Plexus team members well as they present this week at the Narakas Symposium where they will gather in Barcelona along with international peers and colleagues to discuss current treatment of Brachial Plexus Injuries: Dr. Kevin Little - Pre and post-operative motion analysis of shoulder surgery in brachial plexus patients. Dr. Roger Cornwall - Targeting muscle stem cells to prevent contractures following neonatal brachial plexus injury. Dr. Roger Cornwall - Treatment of infantile shoulder dislocation following brachial plexus birth palsy. Dr. Roger Cornwall - The effect of scapular position on magnetic resonance imaging measurements of glenohumeral dysplasia caused by brachial plexus birth plasy. Dr. Ann Schwentker - Virally mediated brachial plexus neuritis: a case sees and surgical algorithm.
Tim Farmer has a traumatic brachial plexus injury just like myself and although his arm is paralyzed as well, he has went on to become a widely known and respected television show host. He represents a show that supports wildlife hunting and fishing. I have an enormous amount of respect for this individual. At an early age, he sustained a life altering injury as a result of a motorcycle accident and experienced debilitating pain including loss of function of his right arm/hand. Although this unfortunately happened, he did not let the injury define who he was. We should all take note of his actions and never let injuries or birth defects stop us from chasing our dreams. Thank you Tim, for inspiring all of us and giving us hope for a bright limitless future. I pray that the next chapter of your life is just as rewarding. "God can bring peace to your past purpose to your present and hope to your future." John 14:27 https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=403441309864971&id=100005973159060
Congratulations to Brachial Plexus Team members Dr. Roger Cornwall, Dr. Kevin Little, and Dr. Charles T. Mehlman for their well-deserved recognition as Cincinnati "Top Doctors"!
The Brachial Plexus Team loves to receive pictures and hear updates about our dynamic patients! Many children we serve are passionate and active in their communities. Eden is an excellent example!
Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injury: TBPI = Together Believe Pray Inspire Together we CAN make a difference. We can truly be there for one another and empathize providing comfort with support. Let's help each other by sharing our struggles with the pain and the limitations. As I lay here trying to sleep, I am once again challenged because of the intense crushing, burning pain in my hand/arm. If any of you reading, are feeling alone and lost please don't hesitate in messaging me. I'm happy to talk, share, and even grieve with you if necessary. This injury is the hardest challenge that I have had to face and it has completely changed my life. Having a paralyzed limb and living with extreme neuropathic pain every second of the day is both physically and mentally exhausting. But I trust in God's word and know, he does not want us to be in pain and to suffer. Don't look at tomorrow as another day of pain, but rather another day of hope that we may find relief. I am so sorry that we are going through this painful experience in life, but happy that we have each other and most importantly we have God! Well goodnight fellow beepers and may God bless you with the strength and endurance to get through another day! "A friend is one who, Strengthens you with prayers, Blesses you with love, Encourages you with hope. A sweet friendship refreshes the soul. Proverbs 27: 9"
This week is Brachial Plexus Awareness week! Please share information to educate others!
One of our Brachial Plexus Center's founding physicians passed away earlier this week after a quick battle with cancer. She was an excellent physician, thorough in her approach, and insightful in her contribution to the care given to the patients/families she served. She will be missed.
Our Brachial Plexus Team introductory video to Brachial Plexus. We hope it will be helpful for our new families.
Please join the Brachial Plexus team for Cincinnati Walks for Kids on Saturday, September 26th at the Cincinnati Zoo! This is the primary fundraising effort to support our annual Family Event so if you aren't able to walk, please consider donating today! http://give.cincinnatichildrens.org/site/TR/CincinnatiWalksforKids/walksforkids?team_id=2693&pg=team&fr_id=1090
Thanks for a awesome day. Really shows that your patients aren't just patients. They are part of a family.
Here's danielle. She is now 17 years old. She is in the middle in a black dress. Left obpi injury. Surgery in 2010.
Here's my daughter. Danielle Mathews. She was seen in your main clinic. Has her nerve and tendon transfer in 2010. Thanks for helping her reach for having a great outcome. 100 percent range of motion. Today she passed her permit license to drive.
Third Annual Family Event Save the Date: Saturday, August 1, 2015 The family event will again be held at the YMCA, Camp Kern north of Cincinnati. Games, crafts, clowns, and 4 hours of swimming will all be part of the day’s events along with a personal option of pony rides or trail rides. Lunch will be provided. The "Save the Date" mailer has just gone out to our active patients with registration information to follow within the next month. Please call 513-636-7539 with any questions. We hope to see you there!
Several Brachial Plexus Team members have shared their knowledge throughout the past year: 2015 Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) Cornwall R. Program Chair: Hand Subspecialty Day. (Moderator of Nerve Session, including lecture on Brachial Plexus Injuries). Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, May, 2015. 2015 Symposium Jouvent: Techniques in Brachial Plexus Cornwall R. “Arthroscopic Reduction of infantile dislocations”. Invited video presentation at Symposium Jouvenet: Techniques in Brachial Plexus. Institut de la Main, Paris France, April, 2015. 2015 Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) Nikolaou S, Hu L, Cornwall R. ErbB’s Palsy? A Molecular Link between Afferent Innervation, Muscle Spindles, and Contractures following Neonatal Brachial Plexus Injury (poster). Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. Las Vegas, NV. March 28-31, 2015. Nikolaou S, Hu L, Cornwall R. The Role of Muscle Satellite Cells in Contracture Pathophysiology following Neonatal Brachial Plexus Injury (poster). Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. Las Vegas, NV. March 28-31, 2015. Cheng W, Cornwall R, Crouch DL, Saul KR. The Contributions of Muscle Activity Imbalance and Impaired Muscle Growth to Postural and Osseous Shoulder Deformity following Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy: A Computational Simulation Analysis (poster). Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. Las Vegas, NV. March 28-31, 2015. 2015 Visiting Professor - Sudan Yakuboff, K. Current Trends in the Treatment of Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy. Khartoum, Sudan. March 2, 2015. 2014 Visiting Professor - Quebec Cornwall R. “ErbB’s Palsy: A biological approach to contractures.” Visiting professorship at L’Hopital Ste-Justine. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. November 2014 2014 UBPN Family Camp Cornwall R, Little K, Schwentker A. Physician question and answer session related to treatment of Brachial Plexus Injuries. Potosi, MO, September 27, 2014. 2014 UBPN Family Camp Allgier A. Therapy question and answer session related to treatment of Brachial Plexus Injuries. Potosi, MO, September 27, 2014.
Jose is a great example of believing in yourself and your ability!
I am a mother of a young daughter with a brachial plexus injury. I also happen to be an occupational therapist. I am in the process of creating a web page to help support parents that are going through a new/ongoing brachial plexus injury. Since everyones journey is so different, I wanted to share others' stories on the webpage. Reading and listening to others' stories helped me get through difficult times. Please message me and let me know if you'd be willing to share your story or if you have any specific information or fun activities that helped you through! THANKS!!!!
Third Annual Family Event Save the Date: Saturday, August 1, 2015 We are excited to announce our third annual Cincinnati Children’s Brachial Plexus family event. Our patients will receive a save the date invitation in the mail in about a month which will then be followed by a registration packet closer to the event date. The family event will again be held at the YMCA, Camp Kern north of Cincinnati. Games, crafts, clowns, and 4 hours of swimming will all be part of the day’s events. Lunch will be provided. Please call 513-636-7539 with any questions. We hope to see you there!