Comparing the Surgical Outcomes of Modified Quad and Triangle Tilt Surgeries to other Procedures Performed in Obstetric Brachial Plexus InjuryReport as inadecuate




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Purpose: To compare results from our surgicaltreatment experiences in children with obstetric brachial plexus injuriesOBPI, to those who have had other surgical treatments. Methods: We conducted a retrospective study in our medical recordsconsisting of two groups of OBPI patients. Group1: 26 OBPI children 16 girls and 10 boys, age range between2.0 and 12.0 mean age 6.9, who have undergone surgical treatments at otherinstitutions between 2005 and 2010. Group2: 45 OBPI children 20 boys and 25 girls, age between 0.7 and 12.9 meanage 3.7, who have had modified Quad and triangle tilt surgical treatment between2005 and 2010 at our institution. In both groups Mean modifiedMallet scores and radiological scores were measured and compared. Allmeasurements were made at least one year post surgery in both groups. Results: Post-operative mean modifiedMallet score was 11.8 ± 2.4 ingroup 1 patients, whereas post-mean modified Mallet score was 20 ± 2.7 P



Author: Rahul K. Nath, Juan-Carlos Pretto, Chandra Somasundaram

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