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Surgical reduction of brachial plexus injuries in children may yield greater abduction contracture

5 monthes ago   |   By Healio

BOSTON - Compared with patients who had no reduction, pediatric patients with brachial plexus injuries who required surgical reduction experienced greater abduction contracture, which may lead to greater overhead motion but showed high risk for loss of midline function and lower perceived outcomes, according to results presented at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting.
Stephanie A. Russo
Stephanie A. Russo, MD, PhD, and colleagues measured static glenohumeral joint angles with the arm resting by the side in abduction, external rotation and the hand-to-neck position
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