Microsurgical repair and secondary surgery in obstetrical brachial plexus palsy

Microsurgical repair and secondary surgery in obstetrical brachial plexus palsy We present a personal experience with 750 children suffering from obstetrical brachial plexus palsy. The related surgery is described, including early microsurgical nerve reconstruction and secondary procedures including tendon and muscle transfers. The clinical examination, indications and timing for surgery, technical details of primary and secondary operations and the possible outcome are discussed. Both clinical and research work need an interdisciplinary team approach, and diagnostic, therapeutic and prognostic improvement is based on the refinements of microsurgical skills and the continuous exchange of information between specialized centers. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Microsurgical repair and secondary surgery in obstetrical brachial plexus palsy

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2005 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-005-0736-0
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Abstract

We present a personal experience with 750 children suffering from obstetrical brachial plexus palsy. The related surgery is described, including early microsurgical nerve reconstruction and secondary procedures including tendon and muscle transfers. The clinical examination, indications and timing for surgery, technical details of primary and secondary operations and the possible outcome are discussed. Both clinical and research work need an interdisciplinary team approach, and diagnostic, therapeutic and prognostic improvement is based on the refinements of microsurgical skills and the continuous exchange of information between specialized centers.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 1, 2005

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