A Study to Better Understand How Individuals with Brachial Plexus Injuries Feel about the Use of a Powered Upper Extremity Orthosis


About this study

The purpose of this study is to better understand how individuals with brachial plexus injuries feel about the use of a powered upper extremity orthosis. The study aim is to explore their requirements for assistance with activities of daily living, as well as their desires pertaining to overall function in their daily life.


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
  • Prescribed a powered upper extremity orthosis
  • Surgical repair following a brachial plexus injury

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Mental condition that may interfere with the ability to answer questions or interact with others

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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