Free webinar: Erb's Palsy | 24 July 2023


Erb’s palsy is an uncommon and challenging condition, especially for non-specialists. What do you do if you are asked to see a new case? How do you go about a sensible assessment in an older child? What is the prognosis? And what are the latest treatment options and priorities?

We discuss these questions and more in this live interactive webinar, with specialist peripheral nerve surgeon Tom Quick and recognised paediatric nerve therapist/therapy lead Hazel Brown of the RNOH nerve injury unit.

Target audience:

orthopaedic surgeons, paediatric physiotherapists, paediatric doctors and plastic surgeons

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19:00  Introduction, Convenors/Hosts

19:05  Erb’s Palsy, Led by Miss Hazel Brown & Mr Tom Quick

20:30  Invited questions

21:00  Close


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    Free webinar: Erb’s Palsy | 24 July 2023
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Miss Hazel Brown

Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist and Senior Clinical Research Fellow

Hazel is a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist and Senior Clinical Research Fellow working within the Peripheral Nerve Injury Unit (RNOH) and the Centre for Nerve Engineering (UCL). Hazel has 20 years experience treating patients with upper limb conditions. For the last 9 years Hazel has specialised in the management of adult and paediatric brachial plexus injuries and has presented several times at national and international conferences. In addition, Hazel is the project lead for the James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership for Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injuries.

Publications include: Interrater reliability of the Brachial Plexus Outcome Measure and self-reported pain following brachial plexus birth injuries, measurement of muscle volumetrics, co-contraction, fatigue and patient’s lived experience following nerve transfer surgery. Current areas of research include: return to work following brachial plexus injuries, handwriting transference following upper limb injury and consensus building for patient reported measures following brachial plexus birth injuries.



Mr Michail Kokkinakis

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Evelina London Children’s Hospital

Michail Kokkinakis is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital and an honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at King’s College London. He is the Lead Surgeon on adolescent hip preservation surgery at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust while his additional subspecialty interests include modern management of orthopaedic deformities in children with cerebral palsy as well as treatment of complex feet deformities.

Michail graduated from the medical school of University of Frankfurt in Germany and received his surgical and orthopaedic training in the UK and Greece. He is fellowship-trained in Glasgow, Evelina London and Stanmore. He has a PhD in orthopaedics awarded by the University of Frankfurt, Germany and a PgCert in Clinical Leadership awarded by the University of Teesside, UK. He has an extensive list of 36 Medline publications.

He is member of the British Society for Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery, British Society for Surgery in Cerebral Palsy and the European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society. He is co-chair of Cerebral Palsy Integrated Pathway for South East England as well as BSCOS Delphi flatfoot consensus group and a regular reviewer for the Bone and Joint Journal.

Mr Gavin Spence

Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Evelina London Children’s Hospital

Gavin Spence is a full time Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at Evelina London Children’s Hospital. His particular clinical interest is in external fixation and limb deformity correction. Prior to this he was a consultant for King’s College Hospital London (Dubai) and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, treating children with a variety of tertiary paediatric orthopaedic conditions including neuromuscular pathology. He trained in London and Cambridge, with fellowships in Great Ormond Street, Stanmore, and Adelaide.

Mr Tom Quick

Consultant Peripheral Nerve Surgeon, Peripheral Nerve Injury Unit, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

Tom Quick is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London and Honorary Associate Professor at UCL London. His highly specialised practice covers the diagnosis assessment and treatment of nerve injury anywhere in the body in patients of all ages. Tom has a specific sub-specialty interest in the care of children with neurological injury, such as Erb’s palsy and acute flaccid myelitis.

Tom works at the Nerve Injury Unit at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, The Portland Hospital, Princess Grace Hospital and The King Edward VIIth hospital. He holds honorary Consultant Surgeon posts at University College London Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals and the Evelina Children’s Hospital.

Academically Tom focuses his work on improving outcomes from nerve injury and is a founding member and clinical lead for peripheral nerve in the UCL Centre for Nerve Engineering. Tom collaborates widely with clinical and academic colleagues from around the world.

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