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Congenital brachial plexus palsy

Marco Sinisi

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/9780199550647.003.013012

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Congenital brachial plexus palsy

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The congenital brachial plexus palsy is significantly different from the adult injury

The mechanism of injury is invariably traction

Classifying the lesion at 1–2 weeks of age aids with prognosis and management

Surgical exploration and repair is indicated early in selected cases

Good shoulder function is essential for a useful upper limb

Recovery of hand function is slow and may continue until age 5 years.

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Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Neonatology ; Reproduction, Growth and Development

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