Title: Botulinum toxin treatment of cocontractions after birth-related brachial plexus lesions
Authors: Rollnik, JD ×
Hierner, Robert
Schubert, M
Shen, ZL
Johannes, S
Troger, M
Wohlfarth, K
Berger, AC
Dengler, R #
Issue Date: Jul-2000
Publisher: Lippincott williams & wilkins
Series Title: Neurology vol:55 issue:1 pages:112-114
Abstract: The authors studied botulinum toxin type A therapy of severe biceps-triceps cocontractions after nerve regeneration following birth-related brachial plexus lesions. Six children (age, 2 to 4 years) were treated two to three times over a period of 8 to 12 months with 40 mouse units of botulinum toxin at two sites of the triceps muscle. Elbow range of motion improved from 0 to 25 to 50 deg to 0 to 25 to 100 deg (p < 0.05), and muscle force of elbow flexion increased from a mean of Medical Research Council classification 1.7 to 3.7 (p < 0.05). After a 1-year follow-up, there was no clinical recurrence.
ISSN: 0028-3878
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Plastic, Reconstructive and Estetic Surgery Section (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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