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Management of obstetric brachial plexus palsy.
Hand Clin 1999; 15(4):717-36HC

Abstract

OBPP is a disease with deleterious medical, psychological, and socioeconomic sequelae for the patient and his or her family. The majority of patients show acceptable spontaneous recovery with nonoperative management, which includes aggressive physical rehabilitation and electrical stimulation. There are patients with guarded prognosis, however, who have no chance of recovery unless they undergo early aggressive surgical reconstruction of the injured brachial plexus. It is of great importance to diagnose the injury type as early as possible, especially if there is minimal recovery in the early weeks of follow-up. This allows timely reconstruction to take place, earlier than 3 months for global palsy cases and at 3 months in Erb's type lesions, for best functional results.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, USA.No affiliation info available

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Case Reports
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10563272

Citation

Terzis, J K., and K C. Papakonstantinou. "Management of Obstetric Brachial Plexus Palsy." Hand Clinics, vol. 15, no. 4, 1999, pp. 717-36.
Terzis JK, Papakonstantinou KC. Management of obstetric brachial plexus palsy. Hand Clin. 1999;15(4):717-36.
Terzis, J. K., & Papakonstantinou, K. C. (1999). Management of obstetric brachial plexus palsy. Hand Clinics, 15(4), pp. 717-36.
Terzis JK, Papakonstantinou KC. Management of Obstetric Brachial Plexus Palsy. Hand Clin. 1999;15(4):717-36. PubMed PMID: 10563272.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Management of obstetric brachial plexus palsy. AU - Terzis,J K, AU - Papakonstantinou,K C, PY - 1999/11/24/pubmed PY - 1999/11/24/medline PY - 1999/11/24/entrez SP - 717 EP - 36 JF - Hand clinics JO - Hand Clin VL - 15 IS - 4 N2 - OBPP is a disease with deleterious medical, psychological, and socioeconomic sequelae for the patient and his or her family. The majority of patients show acceptable spontaneous recovery with nonoperative management, which includes aggressive physical rehabilitation and electrical stimulation. There are patients with guarded prognosis, however, who have no chance of recovery unless they undergo early aggressive surgical reconstruction of the injured brachial plexus. It is of great importance to diagnose the injury type as early as possible, especially if there is minimal recovery in the early weeks of follow-up. This allows timely reconstruction to take place, earlier than 3 months for global palsy cases and at 3 months in Erb's type lesions, for best functional results. SN - 0749-0712 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10563272/Management_of_obstetric_brachial_plexus_palsy_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/brachialplexusinjuries.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -