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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1982;6(1):3.
An Evaluation of Brachial Plexus Injury 179 Cases
Young Choo Yoon, M.D.*, , Kang Mok Lee, M.D.
Department of *Orthopaedic Survery and Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Medicine, Hanyang University
상완신경총손상의 평가 179례
윤영주*, 이강목
한양대학교 의과대학 *흉부외과학교실, 재활의학교실

203 brachial plexus injuries in 179 cases were evaluated for age, sex, incidence, site of the brachial plexus injury, causes of brachial plexus injury and its degree of the severity during period of 1971, August through 1982, June.

1. Age incidence was varied from birth to 69., but frequent in 20th, 30th, and 40th decade.

2. Male was 4 times frequent than female in incidence.

3. Right side was slightly more frequently involved than the left.

4. Most frequent causes of brachial plexus injury was traction or compression of the brachial plexus (35.1%). Next frequent causes of brachial plexus injury was high velocity injury (30.3%)

5. Total brachial plexus lesion was most frequent (38.4%). Next frequent brachial plexus lesion was the upper trunk of brachial plexus (24.2%).

6. The severity of brachial plexus was classified in four: mild, moderate, severe, and profound.

7. 47.3% of the brachial plexus injury was profound degree, 19.2% was mild degree, 18.7% was severe degree and moderate was in 14.8%.

Key Words: Brachial plexus injury, Evaluation, Electromyography, Cause, Incidence


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