Shoulder arthrodesis for the treatment of brachial plexus palsy.

  title={Shoulder arthrodesis for the treatment of brachial plexus palsy.},
  author={Robin R. Richards and James Patterson Waddell and Arnold R. Hudson},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
In 14 adult patients with brachial plexus injuries, shoulder arthrodesis was completed in a position of 30 degrees abduction, 30 degrees flexion, and 30 degrees internal rotation. Abduction was measured by the position of the arm in relation to the side of the body with the scapula in the anatomic position. Internal fixation was used in each case. Six patients had had Steindler procedures. Three patients with complete paralysis were treated by above-elbow amputation. All shoulders fused. Mean… CONTINUE READING


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