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Bilateral Obstetric Palsy of Brachial Plexus

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Author(s): Özlem Altındağ | Savaş Gürsoy | Ahmet Mete

Journal: Türkiye Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Dergisi
ISSN 1302-0234

Volume: 55;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 126;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Brachial plexus | rehabilitation

ABSTRACT
Obstetric Brachial Plexus Palsy (OBPP) is one of the devastating complications of difficult or assisted deliveries. Brachial plexus palsy with upper root involvement most commonly affects the external rotators and abductors. Twenty percent of obstetrical brachial plexus palsies are bilateral and they represent a more severe condition. An eight-year-old girl patient with bilateral brachial plexus palsy was described and discussed in this report. Turk J Phys Med Rehab 2009;55:126-7.
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