The nervous system in children is different and reacts differently to an injury of an adult and so their surgical treatment strategy is more complex.
Among nerve injuries in children, plexus injuries are particularly complex and difficult to treat. Such injuries in most cases can affect the function in the arm but in some rare cases can also affect lower extremities. Upper extremity or brachial plexus injuries are common in connection with difficult child births – the obstetrical brachial plexus injury.
At the Children’s Hospital our leading Consultant Hand and Nerve surgeon has a vast knowledge and experience in the treatment and management of nerve disorders in young patients.
We treat all types of surgical nerve disorders in children including;
- Exploration, repair and non-operative treatment in obstetric brachial plexus injury (OBPP)
- Peripheral nerve injury in upper or lower limbs
- Nerve tumours
- Palliative upper limb surgery after central nervous lesion i.e. reconstruction of spastic deformity
- Injuries to the lumbo-sacral plexus
- Surgical reconstruction of limb function after peripheral nerve injury