Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Brachial Plexus Injury

Jörg Bahm

Universitätsklinikum Aachen

A dedicated and experienced microsurgeon focussing on reconstructive microsurgery for upper limb motion disorders, especially brachial plexus lesions and spasticity. Dr. Bahm is a member of the Belgian (BHG) and German (DGH) Association of Hand Surgeons, a Member of the German Plastic Surgeons Association (DGPRÄC), Member of the german “Nerv Club” and “Narakas club” for brachial plexus surgery.


Country-Specific Injury Profile Examination Tools Electrophysiology Dealing with Neuromas Reconstructive Techniques Muscle-Tendon Transfers Bone and Joint Correction Physiotherapy Electrical Stimulation Return to Work Sport

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About the book

In these special circumstances, where interdisciplinary interaction between surgeons from various countries is limited due to the ongoing Corona pandemic, our book will aim to give a "state of the art" in the surgical management of brachial plexus lesions in different countries all over the world. Major achievements in imagery (ultrasound and MRI "neurography" of peripheral nerves) and surgical techniques (focusing especially on nerve transfers and the contralateral C7 root contribution to the negotiation) and future directions are presented by skilled colleagues who regularly deal with these lesions in children and adults.

The main focus will be on clinical assessment and surgery, but the dialogue with basic researchers working in the fields of peripheral nerve regeneration, nerve-muscle interaction, nerve and muscle tissue engineering, bio-artificial nerve grafts, bionic prostheses, and orthoses is also addressed. Thereby, this book will be aimed to reach beyond the level of "just another book on brachial plexus surgery".

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: March 11th 2021

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: June 7th 2021

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: August 26th 2021

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

Book compiled, published and promoted

Expected publication date: October 25th 2021

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About the editor

Jörg Bahm

Universitätsklinikum Aachen

Born in Nürnberg (D) in 1957 Primary and secondary school (latin- mathematics) in Eupen (B) Bachelor in mathematics and informatics 1978 at RWTH Aachen (D) University Studies of Medecine in Namur (B) and Brussels (B), M.D. 1987 Specialisation in Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery 2000- 2020 Director of the Euregio Reconstructive Microsurgery Unit, Franziskushospital Aachen Germany; since 2020 head of the division for plexus surgery, department for plastic, burn and hand surgery, University Hospital Aachen Germany Since 2006 consultant surgeon for peripheral nerve injury at the Department for Orthopaedics and Traumatology (Director: Professor F. Schuind) at the ULB Erasme University Hospital, Brussels May 2011 PhD (Medical Faculty, ULB Brussels Belgium) with a thesis on: “Changes in rotatory movements of the shoulder after obstetric brachial plexus lesion : clinical condition, surgery, and analysis of objective prognostic factors” Member of the Belgian (BHG) and German (DGH) Association of Hand Surgeons Member of the German Plastic Surgeons Association (DGPRÄC) Member of the german “Nerv Club” and “Narakas club” for brachial plexus surgery Reviewer for “La main”, Journal of Hand Surgery (Eur.) and Eur J for Plastic Surgery Editor of the internet-based Journal for Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury. 2010 Vice-President and 2012-2013 President of the Belgian Hand Group Congress President of the FESSH Hand Surgery Congress 2012 in Antwerp (B) 2012- 2013 Council Member of FESSH (Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand), in charge of accreditation purposes and relations with UEMS

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