Semin Plast Surg 2004; 18(4): 319-326
DOI: 10.1055/s-2004-837258
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Multidisciplinary Management of Brachial Plexus Birth Injuries: The Miami Experience

John A. I Grossman1 , Patricia DiTaranto1 , Andrew E. Price1 , Lorna E. Ramos1 , Michael Tidwell1 , Oscar Papazian1 , Ilker Yaylali1 , Dorothy Bergeron1 , Herbert Valencia1 , Israel Alfonso1
  • 1Brachial Plexus Program, Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, Florida
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Publication Date:
06 December 2004 (online)


This article reviews the authors' experience over the last decade in the multidisciplinary management of children with brachial plexus birth injuries. When compared with the results of a study of 91 children who received nonoperative treatment, the results of surgical intervention can improve the functional outcome in properly selected infants.


John A. I Grossman

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