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Measurement of external rotation of the shoulder in patients with obstetric brachial plexus palsy

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury, September 2014
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Title
Measurement of external rotation of the shoulder in patients with obstetric brachial plexus palsy
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Journal of Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury, September 2014
DOI 10.1186/1749-7221-7-8
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Gerhard Blaauw, Robert Muhlig

Abstract

A discussion is presented concerning scoring while assessing shoulder function. Divergence in observation and in interpretation of what is observed may give rise to serious disagreement about indications for surgery. Agreement regarding starting points of measurement is essential. One must realize that the number of degrees, obtained using a scoring system, may not reflect the real amount of motion per se, it may solely indicate the limit of the motion in relation to the neutral zero point of the measurement. This realization may improve the justification of and the indication for surgical treatment.It is worthy of mention that this paper deals in particular with active external rotation. Indications for secondary surgery to prevent gleno-humeral deformation if passive external rotation is diminishing progressively, is a separate topic. We wish to point out that the insidious problem of fixed deformity, even to a minor degree, will contribute to the problem of loss of active functional movement.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 24 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 17%
Professor 2 8%
Student > Postgraduate 2 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 8%
Other 6 25%
Unknown 2 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 63%
Chemistry 2 8%
Sports and Recreations 1 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 4%
Engineering 1 4%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 4 17%

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