“Get out of your own way… stop the paralysis by analysis… dream your dream… then, WAKE UP and bring it to life!”
― Steve Maraboli

Its my pleasure and honor to take up the post of secretary of the Brachial plexus surgery group of India and shoulder the responsibility of achieving the aims and spreading awareness among society.

The recently concluded Brachialcon 2023 at Vadodara organized by Dr Piyush Doshi and team have raised the bar in setting the standards, not only for the treating surgeons but also for the expectant patients and the society at large.

Let us keep striving hard to nurture the dreams of our founders . Even today we see patients coming as late as 6-18 months after injury to the brachial plexus, reasons being lack of awareness, untimely referrals, and economy.

On one hand we have adult brachial plexus injuries following road traffic accidents and on the other hand we have birth related brachial plexus injuries, commonest cause being shoulder dystocia and macrosomia(big babies). Detailed evaluation, counselling sessions ,regular follow up, timely intervention with standardized protocols, and supervised physiotherapy is what will make the difference .

Regular webinars, mid term CME , frequent case discussions, propagating standard treatment protocols and documenting outcomes will be our aim.

I request all members to interact actively and send details of awareness programs and CME conducted to be included in the website.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world”- Albert Einstein

With regards,

Dr Bharath K Kadadi

Consultant Hand and Brachial plexus surgeon

Bengaluru Hand centre and Manipal hospitals,

Bengaluru, India