Measuring Outcomes in Adult Brachial Plexus Reconstruction

Keith A. Bengtson, Robert J. Spinner, Allen Thorp Bishop, Kenton R Kaufman, Krista Coleman-Wood, Michelle F. Kircher, Alexander Yong-Shik Shin

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Abstract

The focus of this article is on evaluating the various outcome measures of surgical interventions for adult brachial plexus injuries. From a surgeon's perspective, the goals of surgery have largely focused on the return of motor function and restoration of protective sensation. From a patient's perspective, alleviation of pain, cosmesis, return to work, and emotional state are also important. The ideal outcome measure should be valid, reliable, responsive, unbiased, appropriate, and easy. The author outlines pitfalls and benefits of current outcome measures and offers thoughts on possible future measures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-415
Number of pages15
JournalHand Clinics
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2008

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Brachial Plexus
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Arm Injuries
Return to Work
Pain

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  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Measuring Outcomes in Adult Brachial Plexus Reconstruction. / Bengtson, Keith A.; Spinner, Robert J.; Bishop, Allen Thorp; Kaufman, Kenton R; Coleman-Wood, Krista; Kircher, Michelle F.; Shin, Alexander Yong-Shik.

In: Hand Clinics, Vol. 24, No. 4, 11.2008, p. 401-415.

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Bengtson, Keith A. ; Spinner, Robert J. ; Bishop, Allen Thorp ; Kaufman, Kenton R ; Coleman-Wood, Krista ; Kircher, Michelle F. ; Shin, Alexander Yong-Shik. / Measuring Outcomes in Adult Brachial Plexus Reconstruction. In: Hand Clinics. 2008 ; Vol. 24, No. 4. pp. 401-415.
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