Pain and brachial plexus lesions: evaluation of initial outcomes after reconstructive microsurgery and validation of a new pain severity scale

@article{Bonilla2010PainAB,
  title={Pain and brachial plexus lesions: evaluation of initial outcomes after reconstructive microsurgery and validation of a new pain severity scale},
  author={Gonzalo Bonilla and Gilda di Masi and Danilo Battaglia and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Otero and Mariano Socolovsky},
  journal={Acta Neurochirurgica},
  year={2010},
  volume={153},
  pages={171-176}
}
Peripheral nerve lesions usually are associated with neuropathic pain. In the present paper, we describe a simple scale to quantify pain after brachial plexus injuries and apply this scale to a series of patients to determine initial outcomes after reconstructive surgery. Fifty-one patients with traumatic brachial plexus avulsion injuries were treated over the period of one calendar year at one center by the same surgical team. Of these, 28 patients who were available for follow-up reported… CONTINUE READING