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Outcome of nerve transfers for traumatic complete brachial plexus avulsion: results of 28 patients by DASH and NRS questionnaires.
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PMID:  22067298     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The objective of this study was to evaluate outcomes of patients who suffered complete brachial plexus avulsion before and after nerve transfers by assessing upper extremity function and pain using the DASH and NRS questionnaires. Patients who underwent nerve transfers improved their DASH and NRS scores compared with before surgery. Although individually there was no correlation with improved scores, the triple combination of rehabilitation exercises, electrical stimulation therapy and neurotrophic drugs postoperatively correlated positively with improved functional outcomes. This study suggested a positive effect of the passage of time and nerve transfers in total brachial plexus avulsions from patients' self assessments.
Authors:
Y Liu; J Lao; K Gao; Y Gu; Z Xin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hand surgery, European volume     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2211     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101315820     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Eur Vol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Hand Surgery, Shanghai Huashan Hospital, Shanghai, China.
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