Journal of Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury
Publisher: BioMed Central
Journal of Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury is the official
journal of the International Society for Brachial Plexus and Peripheral
Journal of Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury is an open access,
peer-reviewed online journal that will encompass all aspects of basic and
clinical research findings, in the area of brachial plexus and peripheral
nerve injury. Injury in this context refers to congenital, inflammatory,
traumatic, degenerative and neoplastic processes, including
neurofibromatosis. Papers on diagnostic and imaging aspects of the
peripheral nervous system are welcomed as well.
The peripheral nervous system is unique in its complexity and scope of
influence. There are areas of interest in the anatomy, physiology,
metabolism, phylogeny, and limb growth tropism of peripheral nerves.
The brachial plexus is an important peripheral nerve functional unit and is
extensively studied as a model for nerve injury management. Current areas of
interest in the brachial plexus include clinical as well as basic scientific
elements that will enhance recovery from injury.
The purpose of the journal is to foster interdisciplinary discussion of
disease entities to stimulate new thinking and generate novel techniques of
peripheral nerve injury management. One example: the application of nerve
reconstruction techniques to upper motor neuron diseases, which
traditionally have not been managed in this way.
The ultimate goal of the journal is to improve the quality of life of
patients suffering from peripheral nerve disorders.
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to Journal of Brachial Plexus
and Peripheral Nerve Injury using the online submission system.
Professor Rolfe Birch, MD, FRCS, Orthopaedic Surgeon
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Dr Rahul K. Nath
Texas Nerve & Paralysis Institute
Abstracts available online. Articles available in HTML and PDF format.
Current Issue: Volume 1: 4 (20 October 2006)
Date: 27 October 2006