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

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@article{abdda3eaae634d78ae090c4668a0bbc1,
title = "Incidence of early posterior shoulder dislocation in brachial plexus birth palsy.",
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 Malm{\"o} 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.",
author = "Lars Dahlin and Kristina Erichs and Charlotte Andersson and Catharina Thornqvist and Clas Backman and Henrik D{\"u}ppe and Pelle Lindqvist and Marianne Forslund",
note = "The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Pediatrics/Urology/Gynecology/Endocrinology (013240400), Reconstructive Surgery (013240300), Hand Surgery Research Group (013241910)",
year = "2007",
doi = "10.1186/1749-7221-2-24",
language = "English",
volume = "2",
pages = "24",
journal = "Journal of Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury",
issn = "1749-7221",
publisher = "BioMed Central (BMC)",
number = "Dec 16",

}