TITLE

BRACHIAL PLEXUS PALSY AFTER INTRAMEDULLARY FIXATION OF A CLAVICULAR FRACTURE

AUTHOR(S)
Ring, David; Holovacs, Thomas
PUB. DATE
August 2005
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Aug2005, Vol. 87-A Issue 8, p1834
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses brachial plexus palsy after intramedullary fixation of a clavicular fracture. Potential advantages of intramedullary fixation of the clavicle compared with plate-and-screw fixation, including smaller scars; Disadvantages of intramedullary fixation; Need for patients and surgeons to be aware of the potential for neurapraxic injury of the brachial plexus after intramedullary fixation of the clavicle.
ACCESSION #
17791856

 

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