Claudia Ocampo-Pavez

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BACKGROUND Obstetric brachial plexus palsy is rare, but the limb impairments are manifold and often long-lasting. Physiotherapy, microsurgical nerve reconstruction, secondary joint corrections, and muscle transpositions are employed with success. The role of conservative and operative treatment options should be regularly reviewed. METHODS Selective(More)
We present our personal operative technique in exposing and repairing obstetric brachial plexus (obp) lesions. This technical description of the operative procedure and the strategic choice for the neurotisations are analysed with special regards on the follow-up of these patients (always performed by the surgeon), the histological quality of the proximal(More)
We present 4 children between 6 and 13 years suffering from severe sequelae after a total obstetric brachial plexus lesion resulting in a hand without functional active long finger flexion. They had successfully reanimated long finger flexion using a free functional gracilis muscle transfer. These children initially presented a total obstetric brachial(More)
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(More)
We present a new surgical technique for a pedicled teres major muscle transfer to improve shoulder abduction and flexion in children with sequelae of obstetric brachial plexus palsy. In addition, we provide the clinical outcome in the first 17 operated children.
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