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Peripheral Nerve Injuries

Washington University neurosurgeons specialize in the treatment of peripheral nerve injuries. A multidisciplinary approach combining the expertise of neurologists, plastic surgeons and neurosurgeons is used to address complex traumatic nerve injuries.

Conditions & Treatments

Peripheral nerves carry information to and from the brain and spinal cord. They provide the signals to the legs, arms, hands and feet to perform all basic movements. Injuries to the shoulder, arms and legs are common — numbering in the hundreds of thousands each year. Yet specialists who treat these regions of the body often are focused on other types of injuries and have limited expertise with the peripheral nervous system. At Washington University, neurosurgeons work together with plastic and reconstructive surgeons, neurologists and therapists to offer comprehensive treatment of peripheral nerve injuries.

Conditions treated include:

  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Cubital tunnel (ulnar nerve entrapment)


Neurosurgery Providers

Plastic Surgery Providers

  • Amy Moore, MD


Neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons and neurologists review cases several times a month to determine an optimal treatment plan. Physicians wishing to submit cases for review should contact the Dr. Ray’s nurse coordinator at (314) 747-6560.