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An Arm-lifting Success Story

Lori Blommers used to cry at dance recitals. She knew that her youngest daughter, Harper, would never join the girls on stage because of injuries suffered at birth. Today, Harper is happily dancing away, thanks to an unusual surgery at Mayo Clinic that allowed her arm to move more freely. When Harper was born on [...]

  • Experience. Mayo Clinic surgeons have experience diagnosing and treating brachial plexus injuries. Mayo doctors evaluate and treat more than 270 people with brachial plexus injuries each year.
  • Treatment expertise. Mayo Clinic surgeons have expertise using advanced microsurgical techniques (including nerve and muscle transfers) to repair damaged brachial plexus nerves, muscles and tendons.
  • Team approach. Doctors trained in orthopedic surgery (orthopedic surgeons), brain and nervous system conditions (neurologists), brain and nervous system surgery (neurosurgeons), and physical medicine and rehabilitation work together to repair damage to the brachial plexus and restore as much of your function as possible.
  • Improved treatments. Mayo Clinic doctors research more-effective treatments for people with brachial plexus injuries.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks #1 for neurology and neurosurgery and among the Best Hospitals for orthopedics in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery and for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked high performing for neurology and neurosurgery and for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery and for orthopedics.

Mayo Clinic: Answers you can trust

At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.

Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.

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