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Brachial Plexus Palsy

Dr. Howard Clarke is the Medical Director of the Brachial Plexus Clinic at SickKids. The Clinic was started in 1990 and has since developed into a weekly multidisciplinary clinic for the comprehensive care of infants and children with brachial plexus injuries. We see children from newborns to 17 year olds. Approximately 70 children with obstetrical brachial plexus palsy are seen each year through the clinic.

The Brachial Plexus Clinicis a multidisciplinary clinic designed to assess and treat children with brachial plexus problems. Children are seen in the clinic at three-month intervals until one-year of age, then every six months or more thereafter. Your child's progress is monitored and carefully documented in order to determine the best forms of treatment. Children continue to be monitored in the clinic throughout their childhood to measure the effect of growth and development on their ability to function.

  • Visit Brachial Plexus clinic to learn about treatment and how to make a referral.
  • Our centre is also dedicated to ongoing research in the field of obstetrical brachial plexus injuries. Learn more.


Please visit again soon, this page is being updated.


The Toronto Workshop on Obstetrical Brachial Plexus Palsy - May 2014

  • Management of infants and children with brachial plexus lesions. 
  • Patients were presented to the group for evaluation and discussion. 

For more information on events, please contact Dr. Howard Clarke or Emily Ho.