Repair of obstetric brachial plexus palsy: results in 100 children.

  title={Repair of obstetric brachial plexus palsy: results in 100 children.},
  author={Rolfe Birch and Narul Ahad and Hiroyuki Kono and Samuel W Smith},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={87 8},
This is a prospective study of 107 repairs of obstetric brachial plexus palsy carried out between January 1990 and December 1999. The results in 100 children are presented. In partial lesions operation was advised when paralysis of abduction of the shoulder and of flexion of the elbow persisted after the age of three months and neurophysiological investigations predicted a poor prognosis. Operation was carried out earlier at about two months in complete lesions showing no sign of clinical… CONTINUE READING
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