Selection of Brachial Plexus Cases for Operation — Based on Results

  • D. G. Kline


The amount of literature on the surgical management of plexus injuries has grown logarithmically in the past decade. In great part this is due not only to improved intraoperative electrodiagnostic and repair techniques such as grafts but also to a greater appreciation of the range of electrodiagnostic and radiologic studies available to evaluate plexus lesions preoperatively. Not to be minimized is the willingness of a number of European [1, 2, 5, 7, 9, 17, 18, 22, 24, 27] and a few North American surgeons to undertake these difficult operations [10, 13, 16, 30]. As might be expected under these circumstances, many questions still remain to be answered. Among these is whether all serious plexus injuries require operation, and, if not, how does one select those for operation? Closely related to these questions are those concerning timing for operation.


Brachial Plexus Brachial Plexus Injury Direct Repair Stretch Injury Sharp Injury 
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  • D. G. Kline
    • 1
  1. 1.New OrleansUSA

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