Incidence of early posterior shoulder dislocation in brachial plexus birth palsy.

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Posterior dislocation of the shoulder in brachial plexus birth palsy during the first year of life is rare but the incidence increases with age. The aim was to calculate the incidence of these lesions in children below one year of age. METHODS: The incidence of brachial plexus birth lesion and occurrence of posterior shoulder dislocation was calculated based on a prospective follow up of all brachial plexus patients at an age below one in Malmö municipality, Sweden, 2000-2005. RESULTS: The incidence of brachial plexus birth palsy was 3.8/1000 living infants and year with a corresponding incidence of posterior shoulder dislocation (history, clinical examination and x-ray) during the first year of 0.28/1000 living infants and year, i.e. 7.3% of all brachial plexus birth palsies. CONCLUSION: All children with a brachial plexus birth lesion (incidence 3.8 per thousand) should be screened, above the assessment of neurological recovery, during the first year of life for posterior dislocation of the shoulder (incidence 0.28 per thousand) since such a condition may occur in 7% of children with a brachial plexus birth lesion.

Detaljer

Författare
  • Lars Dahlin
  • Kristina Erichs
  • Charlotte Andersson
  • Catharina Thornqvist
  • Clas Backman
  • Henrik Düppe
  • Pelle Lindqvist
  • Marianne Forslund
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Kirurgi
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)24
TidskriftJournal of Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury
Volym2
Utgåva nummerDec 16
StatusPublished - 2007
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa

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