obstetric brachial plexus palsy

obstetric brachial plexus palsy

A specific type of brachial plexus injury caused by mechanical injury during a difficult childbirth, due either to excessive lateral flexion of the head on the trunk during delivery of the shoulders (shoulder dystocia), or delivery of the head in a traction injury to one or more components of the brachial plexus, resulting in stretching of the plexus.
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Aim: The aim of this study was to examine cases of obstetric brachial plexus palsy (OBPP) treated over 20 years at a single tertiary center.
Key words: Botulinum toxin type A, Narakas classification, obstetric brachial plexus palsy, physiotherapy, torticollis
Intrauterine shoulder weakness and obstetric brachial plexus palsy.
The medial rotation contracture of the shoulder in obstetric brachial plexus palsy.
Posterior dislocation of the shoulder associated with obstetric brachial plexus palsy.
Changing glenoid version after open reduction of shoulders in children with obstetric brachial plexus palsy.
Obstetric brachial plexus palsy (OBPP) is one of the devastating complications of difficult or assisted deliveries.
Classification of impairment of shoulder abduction in obstetric brachial plexus palsy and its clinical significance.