Peripheral Nerve Clinic

The Pediatric Peripheral Nerve Clinic is dedicated to caring for children with acquired nerve injuries, whether they happened at birth or later on. We treat brachial plexus palsy (a condition involving the nerve network of the shoulder and arm) as well as nerve injuries from fractures and other accidents.

Our UCSF team includes a pediatric neuromuscular specialist, a pediatric neurosurgeon, an orthopedic surgeon and an occupational therapist, all with expertise in treating kids with acquired nerve injuries. We work together to quickly determine the right diagnosis and treatment for your child. If needed, we can coordinate same-day appointments for electromyography (nerve conduction studies) and diagnostic imaging.

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    Awards & recognition

    • us news ranked in 10 specialites badge 2020-2021

      Ranked among the nation's best in 10 specialties

    • One of the nation's best in neurology & neurosurgery

    • in NIH funding among U.S. neurology programs

    Plan your visit

    Preparing for your appointment

    What to Bring

    • Photo I.D.
    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Recent test results related to your child's condition
    • List of medications, including dosages, plus any your child is allergic to
    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes

    New visitor rules

    Patients may have only one visitor at a time and switch visitors twice a day. Thanks!


    Your Stay

    We offer valuable information to help you plan for your child's upcoming hospital stay. Find out about food services, family accommodations and more.

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    Your Child's Care Team

    Our doctors, nurses, child life specialists and other providers have special training to care for children. Meet your child's care team.

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    Interpreter Services & Communication Assistance

    Interpreter services in many languages and TDDs are available for families that need help communicating with care teams. Here's how to access them.

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    Learning never stops

    Our classroom and bedside classes help kids get credit and keep learning during treatment.

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