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About peripheral nerve

Our dedicated peripheral nerve injury units at The Wellington Hospital and The Portland Hospital are led by world-renowned consultants in this field. They draw on their ground-breaking research and use the latest diagnostic technology and surgical techniques to provide the most advanced treatments for patients from all over the world. 

We're able to treat all kinds of peripheral nerve injures in adults and children. These include traumatic injuries, sports injuries, work-related overuse injuries, degenerative conditions and nerve damage caused by complex fractures or joint dislocation. We also treat benign and malignant nerve tumours.

Our peripheral nerve consultants

Mr Marco Sinisi neurosurgeon

Marco M Sinisi

Consultant Neurosurgeon

Specialties

Neurosurgery: Peripheral Nerve,Neuro

Works at

The Portland Hospital

The Wellington Hospital

The Wellington Hospital Elstree Waterfront

Peripheral Nerve Injury (PNI) Unit

Consultant

Mr Michael Fox Orthopaedic Surgeon

Michael Fox

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Specialties

Orthopaedic Care: Peripheral Nerve

Works at

The Portland Hospital

The Wellington Hospital

The Wellington Hospital Elstree Waterfront

Peripheral Nerve Injury (PNI) Unit

Our peripheral nerve care

Whether you're experiencing pain from a previous nerve injury, have lost sensation, or you've experienced a traumatic injury to a nerve, we can offer the highest levels of care.

  • Function loss from old nerve injury

    Need to know

    When a nerve has been damaged many years before and has left the patient with permanent loss of function. in selected cases, the function can be partially restored by detaching muscles that perform another movement and redirecting them onto the paralysed muscles through surgery.

  • Nerve pain

    Need to know

    The nerves in your back carry messages about sensations and muscle controls to your brain. When these nerves aren’t working properly, it causes pain, numbness, pins and needles, increased sensitivity or weakness of muscles in the related part of the body. This is known as nerve root pain and can...

  • Peripheral neuropathy

    Need to know

    The peripheral nervous system is a network of nerves in your body. It controls your hands, feet and arms. Sometimes, these nerves can be damaged, leading to pain, weakness and numbness. This condition is known as peripheral nephropathy. It affects 1 in 10 people over the age of 55. If you're experiencing...

  • Peripheral nerve tumours

    Need to know

    Nerve tumours can develop within your nerves. As the nerves carry vital signals from your brain to the muscles in your body (allowing you to move and feel sensations), tumours can lead to loss of movement and pain if malignant. In most cases, the tumours are benign and can be removed with surgery.

  • Brachial plexus injury

    Need to know

    The brachial plexus is a group of five nerves which stem from the spinal cord in the neck. It connects the brain and spinal cord to the upper limb, allowing us movement and sensation. Brachial plexus injuries happen when the arm is forcefully pulled or stretched. Falls, motorbike and car accidents and...

  • Correction of brachial plexus injuries in children

    Need to know

    This procedure aims to correct shoulder deformities in children caused by brachial plexus palsy — muscle weakness in the shoulder, arm and hand. This condition is caused by injury to the brachial plexus during birth. The brachial plexus is a group of nerve fibres stemming from the spine and through...

  • Decompression and neurolysis of nerves

    Need to know

    This procedure aims to relieve the pressure of a trapped peripheral nerve (neuropathy). Peripheral nerves serve the upper and lower parts of your body. Carpal tunnel syndrome (trapped nerve in the wrist) is a common example in the upper body and tarsal tunnel (trapped nerve in the ankle) is an example...

  • Nerve repair

    Need to know

    Nerve repair surgery aims to restore feeling and muscle use in a damaged area — it's a complex and delicate surgery. Our nerves are like special cables which carry messages to our brain and other parts of the body. When a nerve becomes damaged, it may stop sending these signals, causing numbness...

  • Resection of nerve tumours

    Need to know

    This procedure aims to remove peripheral nerve tumours as completely as possible, without damaging the nerve. Certain types of tumour (schwannomas) can be removed from the surface of a nerve, while others grow within a nerve (neurofibroma). In these cases, the nerve may be opened up so that the tumour...

  • Repair of brachial plexus injury

    Need to know

    This procedure aims to reattach or repair one of of your brachial plexus nerves. The brachial plexus is a group of five nerves stemming from the spinal cord in the neck. It connects the brain and spinal cord to nerves in the shoulder and arms, allowing movement and sensation. You have one brachial...

  • Nerve conduction studies

    Need to know

    Nerve conduction studies help measure the speed at which nerves send messages to the brain. This is done by placing electrodes on your skin. Your consultant then uses electrical activity to record how fast impulse moves along a nerve. The test normally lasts no longer than one hour.

  • Peripheral nerve release

    Need to know

    Peripheral nerves run from your central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) to control movement and sensation in your muscles and limbs. If a nerve becomes pinched due to an injury or condition, it can cause pain, tingling or a lack of sensation. A surgical procedure can relieve these symptoms.

  • Lumbosacral plexus injury

    Need to know

    The lumbosacral plexus is a network of nerve fibres supplying the muscles of your lower limbs. It's located in your lower back, and forks into branches in front of the hip joint and down your legs. Damage to the lumbosacral plexus causes pain and weakness in the lower back. This can feel like burning,...

  • Lumbosacral plexus surgery

    Need to know

    This procedure repairs the lumbosacral plexus — a network of nerve fibres supplying the muscles of your lower limbs. The lumbosacral plexus is located in your lower back and pelvis, and forks into branches in front of the hip joint and down the front and back of your thighs and legs. Damage...

  • Thoracic nerve decompression

    Need to know

    This procedure treats thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) — where compressed nerves and blood vessels between your collarbone and first rib cause neck and back pain and neurological problems such as numbness in the hand. Trauma such as a car accident, repetitive movement such as weight-lifting...

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The Peripheral Nerve Injury Unit

Our state-of-the-art peripheral nerve unit has locations at The Wellington Hospital for adults and The Portland Hospital for children with consultations for both adults and children also available at the Elstree Waterfront Outpatients Centre.


Our peripheral nerve surgeons are true pioneers in their field, holding highly regarded positions within London's teaching hospitals. They offer the very latest treatments and the highest levels of expert care. The unit is led by renowned consultants, Mr Michael Fox and Mr Marco Sinisi. 

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