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Practical Management of Pediatric and Adult Brachial Plexus Palsies [electronic resource]

[edited by] Kevin C. Chung, Lynda J.-S. Yang, John E. McGillicuddy
EBook; Book; Online
Edinburgh : Saunders/Elsevier, [2012]
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Brachial plexus palsies
9781437705751, 1437705758, 9781437736236, 1437736238
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Practical Management of Pediatric and Adult Brachial Plexus Palsies covers in-depth surgical techniques for managing disorders of this crucial nerve complex so that you can most effectively treat injuries in patients of any age. Drs. Kevin Chung, Lynda Yan, and John McGillicuddy present a multidisciplinary approach to pediatric brachial plexus injury treatment and rehabilitation, obstetric considerations, and other hot topics in the field. With access to the full text and surgical videos online at, you'll have the dynamic, visual guidance you need to manage injuries to the brachial plexus. Access the fully searchable text online at, along with surgical videos demonstrating how to perform key procedures. See cases as they present in practice through color illustrations, photos, and diagrams that highlight key anatomical structures and relationships. Apply multidisciplinary best practices with advice from internationally respected authorities in neurosurgery, orthopaedics, plastic surgery, and other relevant fields. Hone your technique with coverage that emphasizes optimizing outcomes with pearls and discussions of common pitfalls. Prepare for collaborating with other physicians thanks to a multidisciplinary approach that covers medical and legal aspects in addition to surgery. Find information quickly and easily with a full-color layout.
  • 1. Anatomy of the Brachial Plexus
  • 2. Physiology of Nerve Injury and Regeneration
  • 3. Clinical Examination of the Patient with Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • 4. Clinical Presentation and Considerations of Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • 5. Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy: Antecedent Obstetrical Factors
  • 6. Guidelines for Attorney-Physician Interactions About Brachial Plexus Palsy Patients
  • 7. The Role of Electrodiagnosis in Infants with Brachial Plexus Palsies
  • 8. Radiographic Assessment in Pediatric Brachial Plexus Palsies
  • 9. Nerve Repair/Reconstruction Strategies for Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsies
  • 10. Shoulder Sequelae in Children with Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • 11. Reconstructive Strategies for Recovery of Hand Function
  • 12. Rehabilitation Concepts for Pediatric Brachial Plexus Palsies
  • 13. Outcomes of Treatment for Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • 14. Clinical Examination and Diagnosis
  • 15. Nerve Repair/Nerve Transfer Strategies for Adult Brachial Plexus Palsies
  • 16. Operative Neurophysiology of the Brachial Plexus Intraoperative Electrodiagnostic Studies
  • 17. Practical Application of Electrodiagnostic Studies to Evaluate Adult Brachial Plexus Lesions
  • 18. Radiographic Assessment of Adult Brachial Plexus Injuries 19. Reconstructive Procedures for the Upper Extremity
  • 20. Surgical Procedures for Recovery of Hand Function
  • 21. Rehabilitation Concepts for Adult Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • 22. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • 23. Strategies for Treating Pain
  • 24. Outcomes of Treatment for Adult Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Index.
1 online resource (xiii, 386 pages) : color illustrations
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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