Surgical management of trapezius palsy.

  title={Surgical management of trapezius palsy.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Teboul and Pascal Bizot and Raoul Kakkar and Laurent Sedel},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  volume={86-A 9},
BACKGROUND Injury to the spinal accessory nerve in the posterior cervical triangle leads to paralysis of the trapezius muscle. The aim of this study was to determine the indications for nerve repair or reconstructive surgery according to the etiology, the duration of the preoperative delay, and specific patient characteristics. METHODS Of twenty-seven patients with a trapezius palsy, twenty were treated with neurolysis or surgical repair (direct or with a graft) of the spinal accessory nerve… CONTINUE READING


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