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Congenital brachial plexus palsy 

Congenital brachial plexus palsy
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Congenital brachial plexus palsy
Author(s):

Marco Sinisi

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.013012
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date: 15 December 2018

The congenital brachial plexus palsy is significantly different from the adult injury

The mechanism of injury is invariably traction

Classifying the lesion at 1–2 weeks of age aids with prognosis and management

Surgical exploration and repair is indicated early in selected cases

Good shoulder function is essential for a useful upper limb

Recovery of hand function is slow and may continue until age 5 years.

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