A Study of Upper Extremity Activity in the Everyday Living Environment of Individuals with Brachial Plexus Injuries Compared to Individuals without with Brachial Plexus Injuries


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 16-007255
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 16-007255

About this study

The purpose of this study is to assess arm activity in the free living environment before and after treatment of a brachial plexus injury. The information collected in this study may give insight into the outcomes of treatment.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18-65 years of age

Post-surgical intervention group: 

  • At least 1.5 years post successful brachial plexus reconstruction (successful is considered to have regained M4 level of upper extremity function on the British Medical Research Council (BMRC) muscle grading scale, plus one of the following functions:  shoulder abduction ≥90°, shoulder external rotation ≥20°, rudimentary hand function)

Exclusion Criteria: 

All Groups:

  • Any neuromusculoskeletal disorder that could influence upper extremity motion

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

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Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Kenton Kaufman, Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Christine Huyber




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