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Oxidative stress is considered to be one of the main causes of neural damage after injury. However, little is known about the changes in mRNA expression of antioxidant molecules that occur after injury and regeneration of the peripheral nerve. In the present study, the rat median nerve was transected, and transcriptional changes were studied at day 6 and(More)
Sciatic nerve injury caused by intramuscular injection in the gluteal region in the child seems as a sensory-motor palsy of the lower limb of variable degree. In preterm children or in children with severe perinatal distress, requiring intensive care, a drop foot is often missed or misdiagnosed as a malformative clubfoot or late diagnosed. Intramuscular(More)
The aim of this paper is to emphasize the seriousness of pediatric peripheral nerve injuries of lower limbs and to stress the importance of early exploration of the injured nervous trunk in order to reduce the number of unfavorable outcomes. Among 136 traumatic peripheral nerve injuries in the children we treated, 31 nerve injuries of the lower limbs were(More)
OBJECTIVE  When root avulsions are detected in children suffering from obstetrical brachial plexus palsy (OBPP), neurotization procedures of different nerve trunks are commonly applied in primary brachial plexus repair, to connect distally the nerves of the upper limbs using healthy nerve structures. This article aims to outline our experience of(More)
BACKGROUND The Poland anomaly (PA) comprises unilateral absence or hypoplasia of the pectoralis major muscle and a variable degree of ipsilateral hand and upper limb anomalies. Various hand and upper limb anomalies classifications in PA have been previously published. In this work, a new classification of hand and upper limb anomalies in PA is proposed, on(More)
BACKGROUND The authors present a case of femural shaft fracture inanewborn infant treated with axial external fixator. METHODS The patient presented at the time of birth with a lumbar myelomeningocele and right femural shaft fracture. The common methods of treatment cannot be used, so 24 hours after birth before neurosurgery, we applied a Mini Penning(More)
UNLABELLED Diaphyseal and metaphyseal fractures of the humerus are relatively frequent in children. The treatment is often conservative, even in the case of displaced fractures for the high rate of spontaneous recovery of these fractures. The limits of nonsurgical treatment and its applications as well as the type of surgical treatment are controversial(More)
BACKGROUND In children less than 6 years, the treatment of femoral shaft fracture is often non surgical, using closed reduction and casting. The literature reports many experience about this type of trauma but none of these has a long term followup. We present a retrospective study on a group of femoral diaphyseal fractures treated nonsurgically in children(More)
BACKGROUND Direct neurorrhaphy, nerve grafting interposition and neurotization are the options for nerve repair in children, whereas few reports about using nerve conduits (tubulization) are referred to pediatrics in the literature. The authors present their experience about nerve repairing by means of nerve tubes during the developmental age when the(More)