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Brachial plexus injuries

Grey Giddins

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.012026

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Brachial plexus injuries

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Serious injury, usually closed

C5/C6 injuries commonest

More proximal injuries have best results

Early treatment leads to better results

Direct repair if possible

Arthrodesis or muscle transfer may be useful.

Chapter.  4256 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Neurology

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