Neonatal brachial plexus injuries during childbirth can cause shoulder paralysis in 1 out of every 250 births in the United States.1,2 Although 80% of these infants recover spontaneously and have no residual complications, a number of them have persistent paralysis and functional deficits.1,3,4 Surgeons are thus faced with a choice on if and when to intervene. However, the time course of persistent paralysis leading to permanent functional defects in the neonate is unclear.
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The Developing Shoulder Has a Limited Capacity to Recover After a Short Duration of Paralysis
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Potter, R, & Thomopoulos, S. "The Developing Shoulder Has a Limited Capacity to Recover After a Short Duration of Paralysis." Proceedings of the ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B. Fajardo, Puerto Rico, USA. June 20–23, 2012. pp. 377-378. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2012-80493
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