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Title: Spinal accessory neurotization for restoration of elbow flexion in avulsion injuries of the brachial plexus
Authors: P. Songcharoen
B. Mahaisavariya
C. Chotigavanich
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Jan-1996
Citation: Journal of Hand Surgery. Vol.21, No.3 (1996), 387-390
Abstract: Traumatic root avulsion brachial plexus injuries in 216 patients were treated with spinal accessory-musculocutaneous neurotization to restore elbow flexion. The average postoperative follow-up period was 6 years, with a minimum of 2 years for all patients. The percentage of satisfactory biceps recovery (MRC III or better) was 72.5%. The average interval between the operation and MRC III motor recovery was 17 months. The percentage of poor results increased from 25.5% to 62.5% in patients who underwent operation later than 9 months after injury. This method of neurotization produces a result comparable with, if not better than, the results of other types of neurotization in restoration of elbow flexion.
ISSN: 03635023
Appears in Collections:Scopus 1991-2000

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