Transclavicular approach for brachial plexus reconstruction.

@article{Zadnik2008TransclavicularAF,
  title={Transclavicular approach for brachial plexus reconstruction.},
  author={Mary B Zadnik and Walter Andrew Eglseder and Vladimir B Shur},
  journal={Techniques in hand & upper extremity surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={126-30}
}
Brachial plexus injuries requiring extensive exposure might benefit from a transclavicular approach. At a level 1 trauma center, 20 patients underwent surgical intervention for brachial plexus injuries, 10 via a transclavicular approach. For 5 patients, the transclavicular approach was accomplished through osteotomy with a technique presented herein, and for the other 5, through an established nonunion. All osteotomies and nonunions healed. No hardware-related complications occurred. We think… CONTINUE READING

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