Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery, vol.28, no.1, pp.28-35, 2019 (SCI-Expanded)
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Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
Obstetrical brachial plexus palsy, arthroscopic SS release, open pectoralis major tendon Z-plasty, latissimus dorsi and pectoralis major tendon transfers, internal rotation contracture, release procedures, Mallet score, SECONDARY SHOULDER RECONSTRUCTION, BIRTH PALSY, SUBSCAPULARIS RELEASE, EXTERNAL ROTATION, LATISSIMUS-DORSI, NATURAL-HISTORY, TERES MAJOR, ABDUCTION, DISLOCATION, MANAGEMENT
Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated:
Background: Latissimus dorsi (LD) and teres major (TM) tendon transfers are effective surgical procedures to improve shoulder abduction and external rotation for children with obstetrical brachial plexus palsy (OBPP). Open pectoralis major (PM) tendon Z-plasty and arthroscopic subscapularis (SS) release are 2 options for the release of internal rotation contractures to enhance muscle transfers. This study compared the functional results of LD and TM tendon transfers with open PM tendon Z-plasty or arthroscopic SS release.