Traumatic brachial plexus palsy in the adult. Retro- and infraclavicular lesions.

@article{Alnot1988TraumaticBP,
  title={Traumatic brachial plexus palsy in the adult. Retro- and infraclavicular lesions.},
  author={J. Y. Alnot},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1988},
  volume={237},
  pages={9-16}
}
  • J. Y. Alnot
  • Published 1988 in Clinical orthopaedics and related research
The author reviewed 420 adults treated with surgery for traumatic palsy of the brachial plexus. The results of 105 patients (25%) who suffered plexus injury behind or beyond the clavicula are presented. In 69 patients, lesions affected secondary trunks and in the other 36 affected terminal branches. Simultaneous fractures or vascular injuries were not uncommon and often influenced overall prognosis. Decision criteria for nerve grafting or neurolysis are presented. Surgery is generally performed… CONTINUE READING

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