[Indications and results of operative treatment in birth-related brachial plexus injuries].

@article{Hierner2005IndicationsAR,
  title={[Indications and results of operative treatment in birth-related brachial plexus injuries].},
  author={Robert Hierner and M Becker and Alfred Karl Berger},
  journal={Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, plastische Chirurgie : Organ der Deutschsprachigen Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Handchirurgie : Organ der Deutschsprachigen Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Mikrochirurgie der Peripheren Nerven und Gefasse : Organ der V...},
  year={2005},
  volume={37 5},
  pages={
          323-31
        }
}
INTRODUCTION A review of the literature reveals that under conventional treatment alone or in combination with secondary muscle/tendon transfer about 4 to 43 % of cases show incomplete recovery with severe functional and/or aesthetic impairment. When these patients undergo early microsurgical brachial plexus revision, a regeneration without any significant functional and/or aesthetic impairment can be achieved in 80 to 90 % of the cases. Moreover, microsurgical reconstruction of the brachial… CONTINUE READING