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Question 10#

A neonate has C5-6 brachial plexus palsy at birth. Complete recovery of function is most likely in this patient if some activity is demonstrated in the deltoid and biceps muscles by how many months of age? 

a. 3 months
b. 5 months
c. 6 months
d. 8 months
e. 12 months

Correct Answer is A

Comment:

3 months.

References:

  1. Clarke HM, Cuttis CG. An approach to obstetrical brachial plexus oinjuries. Hand Clin 1995; 11: 563-81.
  2. Gilbert A. Long-term evaluation of brachial plexus surgery in obstetrical palsy. Hand Clin 1995; 11: 583-55.
  3. Michelow BJ, Clarke HM, Curtis CG, Zuker RM, Seifu Y, Andrews D, Laurent J. The natural history of obstetrical brachial plexus palsy. Plast Reconstr Surg 1994; 93(4): 675-81.