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United Brachial Plexus Network
1610 Kent Street
Kent, OH 44240
The United Brachial Plexus Network is a registered non-profit 501©3 organization devoted to providing information, support and leadership for families and those concerned with brachial plexus injuries worldwide. Available resources include a website, online registry, Resource Directory, Prevention Program, and various outreach and awareness programs. UBPN works toward the prevention of brachial plexus injuries, and to educate medical and legal personnel, public officials, and the general public on issues surrounding these injuries. The brachial plexus refers to a bundle of nerves that conduct impulses from the spinal cord to the muscles of the arm and hand. This injury most often occurs at birth. Approximately 2-3 of every 1,000 newborns are affected by brachial plexus birth injuries. Other frequent causes include automobile, motorcycle, and boating accidents; sports injuries; animal bites; and gunshot or puncture wounds.
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