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Grand Rounds: Peripheral Nerve Surgery: Brachial Plexus Injuries and Beyond


By Stephanie Russo, MD , Pediatric Hand and Peripheral Nerve Surgeon, Akron Children's Hospital, Adjunct Faculty, Cleveland State University Assistant Investigator, Shriners Hospitals for Children


More about Stephanie Russo, MD, PhD

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Improve understanding of the applications of peripheral nerve surgery. 2. Demonstrate knowledge of the timing and indications for referral in infants with brachial plexus birth injuries. 3. Recognize the benefits of interdisciplinary care for patients with injuries, illnesses or other conditions affecting nerve and motor function.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists, and nurses.

Identified Gap:

Update on peripheral nerve surgery applications.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour(s)

Expiration Date for CE/CME Credit:


Method of Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CE/CME credit.


The speaker, Stephanie Russo, MD, has returned the disclosure form indicating that there are no relevant financial or other relationships with any commercial interests.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


1.  Russo, SA, BJ Loeffler, DA Zlotolow, SH Kozin, JG Richards and S Ashworth. Limited glenohumeral horizontal adduction in children with brachial plexus birth palsy: A contributor to scapular winging. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 2015; 35(3):240-5.

2. Peters, BR, A Van Handel, SA Russo, and AM Moore. Five reliable nerve transfers for the treatment of isolated upper extremity nerve injuries. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2021 147(5): 830e-45e.

3.  Moore, AM, CR Bettlach, TT Tung, JM West, and SA Russo. Lower extremity nerve transfers to restore function in patients with acute flaccid myelitis: Case series of novel techniques. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open. 2021; 9(7): e3699.

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