Five Operations that give the best results after brachial plexus injury

Andrés A. Maldonado, Allen Thorp Bishop, Robert J. Spinner, Alexander Yong-Shik Shin

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Treatment of brachial plexus injuries has slowly improved over the last 45 years. Changes in strategy, techniques, microsurgical equipment and technology have expanded the surgical options to reconstruct these life altering, highly complex injuries. The surgical armamentarium includes neurolysis, nerve repair, nerve grafting, nerve transfers, tendon transfer, muscle transfer and other soft tissue and bony procedures. In this article we have selected five surgical procedures (Oberlin’s procedure, Leechavengvongs’ procedure, free functional muscle transfer, radial nerve tendon transfers and C5-C6 nerve grafting in obstetrical birth palsy) that have consistently given us good results in our patients who require surgical reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
StateAccepted/In press - May 31 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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