Your First Visit to the Brachial Plexus Clinic

Baby getting checked out by a doctorWe know that learning your child has a brachial plexus palsy may be stressful for you. We try to make each family as comfortable as possible. And we tell them what to expect during their first visit to our Brachial Plexus Clinic.

At the clinic, your family gives our team of specialists a detailed birth history.

Our team will watch and play with your child to get a better sense of their brachial plexus palsy. They will make every effort to keep your child and family comfortable during this.

Together, we will assess the child during this exam. We will also discuss the important things to know about your child's brachial plexus palsy and any need for further tests, procedures, and follow-up visits. In most cases, we will see the child every three months for the first 12 months after the palsy first occurred.

What should you bring to your first visit?

To make your first visit to the Brachial Plexus Clinic as helpful as possible, you should bring:

  • Any office or examination notes from other health care providers.
  • Any reports for studies from other clinics, including EMG and nerve conduction studies.
  • Any imaging reports and discs from another clinic including x-rays, ultrasounds, and MRIs.

Please dress your child in easy-to-remove clothing. The team will need to examine their shoulders and arms.

Contact the Brachial Plexus Clinic at UPMC Children's

To make an appointment or learn more about our program, call us at 412-692-8650.