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


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. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

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

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Kenton Kaufman, Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

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