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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717892/a-population-based-study-of-injuries-to-the-brachial-plexus-and-to-the-peripheral-nerves-of-the-shoulder-girdle-and-upper-limb-in-the-italian-region-friuli-venezia-giulia
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Francesca Valent, Roberto Eleopra, Paolo Manganotti, Paolo Passadore
The aim of this study was to estimate the incidence, identify the causes, and explore treatments of the injuries to the brachial plexus and peripheral nerves of the shoulder girdle and upper limb in the 1,220,000-inhabitant Italian region Friuli Venezia Giulia.We linked at the individual patient level various administrative databases using an anonymous stochastic key: list of residents, hospital discharge, emergency department, and outpatient care prescriptions database. We abstracted hospital discharge records with at least one discharge diagnosis code ICD-9-CM 953...
July 17, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709767/obstetrical-brachial-plexus-palsy
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Patricia O'Berry, Mackenzie Brown, Leslie Phillips, Sarah Helen Evans
Obstetrical brachial plexus palsy is a disorder of the peripheral nervous system and occurs in as many as 0.4% of infants born. It is associated with shoulder dystocia, use of mechanical extraction, and macrosomia; it occurs more frequently in infants born by vaginal delivery. The unilateral injury to the brachial plexus complex occurs during the delivery phase as lateral traction is applied to the head to permit shoulder clearance. The infant typically presents in the delivery room with decreased active movements of the affected arm and asymmetrical primitive reflex responses...
July 11, 2017: Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702389/correlation-between-the-elbow-flexion-and-the-hand-and-wrist-flexion-after-neurotization-of-the-fascicles-of-the-ulnar-nerve-to-the-motor-branch-to-the-biceps
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Ricardo Boso Escudero, Marcelo Rosa de Rezende, Erick Yoshio Wataya, Fernando Vicente de Pontes, Álvaro Baik Cho, Marina Justi Pisani
OBJECTIVE: Gain in elbow flexion in patients with brachial plexus injury is extremely important. The transfer of a fascicle from the ulnar nerve to the motor branch of the musculocutaneous nerve (Oberlin surgery) is a treatment option. However, in some patients, gain in elbow flexion is associated with wrist and finger flexion. This study aimed to assess the frequency of this association and the functional behavior of the limb. METHODS: Case-control study of 18 patients who underwent the Oberlin surgery...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688932/neurologic-complications-of-shoulder-joint-replacement
#4
Craig M Ball
BACKGROUND: Little attention has been given to neurologic complications after shoulder joint replacement (SJR). Previously thought to occur infrequently, it is likely that many are not clinically recognized, and they can result in postoperative morbidity and impair the patient's recovery. The purpose of this study was to document the prevalence of nerve complications after SJR, to identify the nerves involved, and to define patient outcomes. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of 211 SJRs in 202 patients during a 5-year period were included, with 89 male and 122 female patients at an average age of 70 years...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669300/contralateral-c-7-transfer-is-direct-repair-really-superior-to-grafting
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Anil Bhatia, Piyush Doshi, Ashok Koul, Vitrag Shah, Justin M Brown, Mahmoud Salama
It is not uncommon for a severe traumatic brachial plexus injury to involve all 5 roots, resulting in a flail upper limb. In such cases, surgical reconstruction is often palliative, providing only rudimentary function. Nerve transfers are the mainstay of reconstructive strategies due to the predominance of root avulsions. Consistent results are obtained only for restoration of shoulder stability and elbow flexion, whereas restoring useful hand function remains a challenge. The transfer of the contralateral C-7 (cC-7) is commonly used in an attempt to restore basic hand function, but results are notoriously unreliable and inconsistent...
July 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669297/establishing-reconstructive-neurosurgery-as-a-subspecialty
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Justin M Brown, Mark A Mahan, Ross Mandeville, Bob S Carter
Neurosurgery is experiencing the emergence of a new subspecialty focused on function restoration. New, evolving, and reappraised surgical procedures have provided an opportunity to restore function to many patients with previously undertreated disorders. Candidates for reconstruction were previously limited to those with peripheral nerve and brachial plexus injuries, but this has been expanded to include stroke, spinal cord injury, and a host of other paralyzing disorders affecting both upper and lower motor neurons...
July 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669295/nerve-transfer-versus-muscle-transfer-to-restore-elbow-flexion-after-pan-brachial-plexus-injury-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Arvin R Wali, David R Santiago-Dieppa, Justin M Brown, Ross Mandeville
OBJECTIVE Pan-brachial plexus injury (PBPI), involving C5-T1, disproportionately affects young males, causing lifelong disability and decreased quality of life. The restoration of elbow flexion remains a surgical priority for these patients. Within the first 6 months of injury, transfer of spinal accessory nerve (SAN) fascicles via a sural nerve graft or intercostal nerve (ICN) fascicles to the musculocutaneous nerve can restore elbow flexion. Beyond 1 year, free-functioning muscle transplantation (FFMT) of the gracilis muscle can be used to restore elbow flexion...
July 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666151/triceps-nerve-to-deltoid-nerve-transfer-after-an-unsatisfactory-intra-plexus-neurotization-of-the-posterior-division-of-the-upper-trunk
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Mohammad M Al-Qattan, Abdullah E Kattan, Bayan S Al-Qahtany, Omar M Al-Qattan, Heba M Al-Qattan
INTRODUCTION: Our literature review did not reveal any study on the results of triceps to deltoid nerve transfer done as a secondary procedure after an unsatisfactory primary intraplexus neurotization of the posterior division of the upper trunk. PRESENTATION OF CASES: We report on three adults with C5-C6 brachial plexus injury who had an unsatisfactory deltoid function following primary intraplexus neurotization. Patients presented to our clinic late (14-16 months after injury)...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665460/ischemic-monomelic-neuropathy-a-long-term-follow-up-of-two-cases
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Vikas Singh, Huzaif Qaisar, Avais Masud, Sushil Mehandru, Elmer Sadiang-Abay, Eric J Costanzo, Loay Salman
INTRODUCTION: Ischemic monomelic neuropathy (IMN) is the most dreaded complication of an arteriovenous access creation. While uncommon, it can lead to pain, paresthesia or/and hand weakness. Creation of an arteriovenous connection causing a sudden diversion of blood away from the nerves can lead to ischemic injury to the neural tissue and cause IMN. Immediate surgical ligation has been traditionally recommended to limit ongoing neural tissue injury. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present two diabetic patients who developed IMN after the creation of a left upper extremity brachial-cephalic fistula and refused to undergo surgical ligation...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663643/comparison-between-conventional-and-ultrasound-guided-supraclavicular-brachial-plexus-block-in-upper-limb-surgeries
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Kiran Abhayakumar Honnannavar, Mahantesh Shivangouda Mudakanagoudar
INTRODUCTION: Brachial plexus blockade is a time-tested technique for upper limb surgeries. The classical approach using paresthesia technique is a blind technique and may be associated with a higher failure rate and injury to the nerves and surrounding structures. To avoid some of these problems, use of peripheral nerve stimulator and ultrasound techniques were started which allowed better localization of the nerve/plexus. Ultrasound for supraclavicular brachial plexus block has improved the success rate of the block with excellent localization as well as improved safety margin...
April 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658746/a-unique-triad-of-muscular-vascular-and-nervous-variations-in-upper-limb
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Dharmaraj Wamanrao Tamgire, Yogesh Ashok Sontakke, Sssn Rajasekhar, Karuppusamy Aravindhan
Multiple muscular and neurovascular anomalies in upper limb are reported continuously in medical literature because of their clinical significance. A unique case of the triad of variations was encountered during routine dissection activity. The variations observed were: 1) Accessory third head of biceps brachii; 2) High division of Brachial Artery; 3) Communication between Musculocutaneous Nerve and Median Nerve. Taken independently these variations are common but it is rare in a single cadaver. These abnormalities were found unilaterally on the right arm of the cadaver...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657487/delayed-spinal-cord-brachial-plexus-reconnection-after-c7-ventral-root-avulsion-the-effect-of-reinnervating-motoneurons-rescued-by-riluzole-treatment
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Balázs Gloviczki, Dénes G Török, Gábor Márton, László Gál, Tamás Bodzay, Sándor Pintér, Antal Nógrádi
Ventral root avulsion induces dramatic loss of the affected spinal cord motoneurons. The neuroprotective effect of riluzole has been previously proven on the injured motoneurons: the vast majority of them can be rescued even when they have no possibility to regenerate their axons. In this study the number of injured motoneurons rescued by riluzole treatment and their capacity to reinnervate the denervated forelimb muscles was investigated. Surgical reconnection with a peripheral nerve graft between the affected spinal cord segment and the C7 spinal nerve was established immediately or with 1- and 3-week delay after avulsion...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637068/traumatic-suprascapular-nerve-injury-at-the-notch-a-reason-for-the-posterior-approach-in-brachial-plexus-reconstruction
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Marc A Seifman, Scott Ferris
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June 21, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630850/anterior-dislocation-of-elbow-with-neurovascular-injury-a-rare-case-report
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S Kailash, S Shanmuganathan
INTRODUCTION: Anterior elbow dislocation is an infrequent lesion, produced by direct trauma to the proximal ulna after a fall on the elbow in flexion and injury to the neurovascular bundle is not infrequent. Authors report a case of acute anterior dislocation of the elbow joint with neurovascular injury. CASE REPORT: A 30-year-old male admitted with a history of accidental fall followed by pain, swelling over his left elbow. Clinical, radiological, Doppler investigations revealed anterior dislocation of the elbow with brachial artery injury with posterior interosseous nerve palsy without any bony injury...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627963/the-natural-history-of-recovery-of-elbow-flexion-after-obstetric-brachial-plexus-injury-managed-without-nerve-repair
#15
T E J Hems, T Savaridas, D A Sherlock
In this study, we report the outcome for spontaneous recovery of elbow flexion in obstetric brachial plexus injury managed without nerve reconstruction. Excluding those with transient paralysis, our records revealed 152 children with obstetric brachial plexus injury born before our unit routinely offered brachial plexus reconstruction. Five had had nerve repairs. Of the remainder, only one patient had insufficient flexion to reach their mouth. Elbow flexion started to recover clinically at a mean age of 4 months for Narakas Group 1, 6 months for Group 2, 8 months for Group 3 and 12 months for Group 4...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624567/results-of-operative-treatment-of-brachial-plexus-injury-resulting-from-shoulder-dislocation-a-study-with-a-long-term-follow-up
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Olga Gutkowska, Jacek Martynkiewicz, Sylwia Mizia, Michał Bąk, Jerzy Gosk
BACKGROUND: Injury to the infraclavicular brachial plexus is an uncommon but serious complication of shoulder dislocation. This work aims to determine the effectiveness of operative treatment in patients with this type of injury. METHODS: Thirty-three patients (26 males,7 females; mean age 45 years 3 months) treated operatively for brachial plexus injury resulting from shoulder dislocation between the years 2000-2013 were included in this retrospective case series...
June 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623105/transfer-of-the-lateral-antebrachial-cutaneous-nerve-to-the-dorsal-branch-of-the-ulnar-nerve-without-nerve-graft-in-case-of-lower-brachial-plexus-injuries-anatomical-and-feasibility-study
#17
J Pauchot, U Assouline, S Valmary-Degano, B Constantinou, L Obert, D Lepage
In the context of lower (C8-T1) brachial plexus injury, transfer of the lateral antebrachial cutaneous nerve (LABCN) to the dorsal branch of the ulnar nerve (DBUN) with an interposed sural nerve graft has been proposed to restore sensitivity on the ulnar side of the hand. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of performing this transfer directly - without interposition of a nerve graft - by intraneural dissection of the DBUN. An anatomical study was performed with 20 upper limbs from adult human cadavers...
June 13, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615808/triceps-to-biceps-transfer-for-restoration-of-elbow-flexion-following-upper-brachial-plexus-injury
#18
Pothula Durga Prasada Rao, Rayidi Venkata Koteswara Rao, R Srikanth
INTRODUCTION: Upper brachial plexus injury in adults causes loss of elbow fl exion; when the primary nerve surgery has failed or the patient seeks treatment after 12 months of injury and pedicled muscle transfers are required. Most commonly, the latissimus dorsi or the Steindler flexorplasty is used. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We have transferred one of the heads of triceps muscle to restore the elbow flexion in such cases. In addition to return of elbow flexion, extension of elbow following surgery is retained...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609352/comparing-the-efficacy-of-triple-nerve-transfers-with-nerve-graft-reconstruction-in-upper-trunk-obstetrical-brachial-plexus-injury
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Kathleen M O'Grady, Hollie A Power, Jaret L Olson, Michael J Morhart, A Robertson Harrop, M Joe Watt, K Ming Chan
BACKGROUND: Upper trunk obstetrical brachial plexus injury (OBPI) can cause profound shoulder and elbow dysfunction. Although neuroma excision with interpositional sural nerve grafting is the current gold standard, distal nerve transfers have a number of potential advantages. The goal of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes and healthcare costs between nerve grafting and distal nerve transfers in children with upper trunk OBPI. METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, children who received triple nerve transfers were followed with the Active Movement Scale (AMS) for 2 years...
June 12, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606839/brachial-plexus-injury-in-a-6-year-old-boy-with-100-displaced-proximal-humeral-metaphyseal-fracture-a-case-presentation
#20
Elizabeth Nora Jovanovich, James F Howard
Posttraumatic brachial plexopathies can occur following displaced proximal humeral fractures, causing profound functional deficits. Described here is an unusual case of a displaced proximal humeral metaphyseal fracture in a young child. The patient underwent closed reduction and serial casting, but hand weakness and forearm sensory loss persisted. Needle electromyography localized the injury to the mid/proximal arm near the fracture site, resulting in damage to the posterior and medial cords of the brachial plexus with profound involvement of the radial, ulnar, and median nerves and sparing of the axillary nerve...
June 9, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
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