Arthroscopic release of shoulder contracture secondary to obstetric brachial plexus palsy: retrospective study of 18 children with an average follow-up of 4.5 years.

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INTRODUCTION Children affected by obstetric brachial plexus palsy have an internal rotation contracture of the shoulder and a deformed glenohumeral joint. In 2003, Pearl proposed doing an arthroscopic release of the shoulder to restore external rotation and allow the glenohumeral joint to remodel. The goal of the current study was to evaluate the active and… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.otsr.2012.06.013

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@article{Breton2012ArthroscopicRO, title={Arthroscopic release of shoulder contracture secondary to obstetric brachial plexus palsy: retrospective study of 18 children with an average follow-up of 4.5 years.}, author={A. Breton and Laurent Mainard and M V de Gasperi and S. G. Barbary and Emmanuel Maurice and Gilles Dautel}, journal={Orthopaedics & traumatology, surgery & research : OTSR}, year={2012}, volume={98 6}, pages={638-44} }