publication . Other literature type . 2010

Long-term results of obstetric brachial plexus surgery

Kirjavainen, Mikko;
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  • Published: 21 May 2010
  • Publisher: Helsingin yliopisto
  • Country: Finland
Abstract
Background: Brachial plexus birth palsy (BPBP) most often occurs as a result of foetal-maternal disproportion. The C5 and C6 nerve roots of the brachial plexus are most frequently affected. In contrast, roots from the C7 to Th1 that result in total injury together with C5 and C6 injury, are affected in fewer than half of the patients. BPBP was first described by Smellie in 1764. Erb published his classical description of the injury in 1874 and his name became linked with the paralysis that is associated with upper root injury. Since then, early results of brachial plexus surgery have been reasonably well documented. However, from a clinical point of view not all...
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