Mechanisms of obstetric brachial plexus palsy: a critical analysis

Stirrat, Gordon M.; Taylor, Ronald W.
November 2002
Clinical Risk;Nov2002, Vol. 8 Issue 6, p218
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the mechanisms of obstetric brachial plexus palsy. The four types of brachial plexus injury as described by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in the U.S. are avulsion, rupture, neuroma and neuropraxia. The injury includes the nerves damaged by stretching and tearing as well those affected by compression or ischaemia.


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