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Primary Nerve Reconstruction in Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy: Current Concepts

Volume 7 | Issue 1 | January-April 2021 | Page: 37-44 | Parag B. Lad, Nischal Naik, Bharat K. Kadadi, P. S. Bhandari, Mukund R. Thatte

Authors: Parag B. Lad D Ortho., MS Ortho. [1], Nischal Naik M.Ch. [2], Bharat K. Kadadi MS Ortho. [3],
P. S. Bhandari M.Ch. [4], Mukund R. Thatte M.Ch. [5]

[1] Jupiter Hospital, Thane, Maharashtra, India.
[2] Divyam Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
[3] Bengaluru Hand Centre & Manipal Hospitals, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
[4] Brij Lal Super specialty Hospital, Haldwani, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India.
[5] Bombay Hospital & Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Mukund R Thatte,
Plastic Surgeon, Bombay Hospital & Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
E-mail: mthatte@gmail.com


This article discusses the role of primary nerve surgery for Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy (BPBP). Spontaneous recovery in brachial plexus birth palsy is known and in such cases the prognosis is good. However, the incidence of such recovery is 30 – 90%. In some infants however, the course of motor recovery is inadequate necessitating nerve repair. BPBP presents clinically as a lower motor neuron type of upper limb monoplegia at birth. Indications of primary nerve reconstruction or distal nerve transfer, the technique of exploration of brachial plexus, common anatomical variations and the methods for identification of intact roots are discussed in detail.
Keywords: Primary nerve reconstruction, Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy (BPBP), Nerve transfer, co-contractions, Brachial plexus surgery.


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How to Cite this Article:  Lad PB, Naik N, Kadadi BK, Bhandari PS, Thatte MR | Primary Nerve Reconstruction in Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy: Current Concepts | International Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics | January-April 2021; 7(1): 37-44.

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