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Elbow, Forearm and Wrist Issues in Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy: Current Concepts

Volume 7 | Issue 1 | January-April 2021 | Page: 55-64 | Praveen Bhardwaj, Darshan Kumar A Jain, Maulin M Shah, Rujuta Mehta, Badarinath Athani

Authors: Praveen Bhardwaj MS Ortho., DNB Ortho. FNB [1], Darshan Kumar A Jain MS Ortho., FNB [2],
Maulin M Shah MS Ortho. [3], Rujuta Mehta MS Ortho. DNB Ortho. [4], Badarinath Athani MS Ortho., DNB (PMR) [5]

[1] Consultant Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgeon, Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
[2] Consultant Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgeon. Ramaiah Hospitals, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
[3] Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Orthokids Clinic, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
[4] HOD Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
[5] Principle consultant Safdarjung Hospital, Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College, New Delhi, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Praveen Bhardwaj ,
Consultant Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgeon, Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
E-mail: drpb23@gmail.com


The variable presentation of the sequelae of brachial plexus birth palsy (BPBP) at the elbow, forearm and wrist and their association with much extensive brachial plexus involvement makes reconstruction at these levels demanding . Functional limitation and cosmetic concern are common indications for surgical intervention. This article presents a synopsis of the incidence, pathogenesis, clinical presentation and parental concerns related to these deformities, decision-making considerations, management strategies and expected outcome for correction of these deformities. Deformities at the forearm and wrist can be often corrected simultaneously as they could be interrelated. The pattern of deformities, their severity and their impact on the overall function of the limb and parental concern differ. Each child needs a tailor-made management plan, weighing the expected outcome against parental expectation.
Keywords: Brachial plexus birth palsy, Forearm deformity, Supination deformity, Elbow flexion deformity, Pronation deformity, Ulnar deviation deformity.


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How to Cite this Article:  Bhardwaj P, Jain DA, Shah MM, Mehta R, Athani B | Elbow, Forearm and Wrist Issues in Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy: Current Concepts | International Journal of Paediatric
Orthopaedics | January-April 2021; 7(1): 55-64.

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