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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1995;19(1):19.
Brachial Plexus Injury Associated with Fractures of the Clavicle
Young Hee Lee, M.D., Gil Young Ahn, M.D., Han Sun Oh, M.D., Dong Hun Yu, M.D., , Sang Ho Ahn, M.D.,
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine
쇄골골절이 동반된 손상환자에서의 상완신경총 손상
이영희, 안길영, 오한선, 유동훈, 안상호
연세대학교 윈주의과대학 재활의학교실

The Purpose of this study is to evaluate the brachial plexus injury associated with fractures of the clavicle in trauma patients.

We performed electrophysiologic study to evaluate brachial plexus lesion 35 patients with clavicular fracture.

The summary of results was as follows;

1) Of the 35 cases of clavicle fracture, 13(37.1%) cases were diagnosed as brachial plexus injury.

2) The most frequently involved site of fracture was middle (30 cases), and followed by distal third(4 cases), proximal third(1 case).

3) Among 13 cases of brachial plexus injury, preganglionic lesion was 6 cases(46.15%), postganglionic lesion was 6 cases(46.15%), and pre & postganglionic lesion was I case(7.70%) Electrophysiologic study for patients with clavicular fracture may be helpful to identify the brachial plexus lesion, and to establish the proper management plan.

Key Words: Brachial plexus injury, Clavicle fracture, Electrophysiologic study


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