Journal article

Recommendations for management of neonatal brachial plexus palsy: Based on clinical review

Beverley Eldridge, Nicole Alexander, David McCombe

JOURNAL OF HAND THERAPY | HANLEY & BELFUS-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive report. INTRODUCTION: Neonatal brachial plexus palsy (NBPP) involves a partial or total injury of the nerves that originate from spinal roots C5-C8 and T1. The reported incidence of NBPP is between 0.38 and 5.1 in 1000 births. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: This study describes the management NBPP in the first 3 years of life and to develop an assessment framework for infants with NBPP and postoperative guidelines for those undergoing primary surgery. METHODS: Retrospective medical record audit from 2012 to 2017. RESULTS: Of 187 children referred to brachial plexus clinic (BPC), 138 were new referrals and included in the audit. The average number of new referrals per annum w..

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