Evaluation of upper-limb function in patients with obstetric palsy after modified Sever-L'Episcopo procedure [Avaliação da função do membro superior nos pacientes com paralisia obstétrica após cirurgia de Sever-L'Episcopo modificada]
De Luna Cabral J.R.,CASA Group |
Crepaldi B.E.,Orthopedics and Traumatology Clinic |
De Sambuy M.T.C.,CASA Group |
Da Costa A.C.,CASA Group |
And 2 more authors.
Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia | Year: 2012
Objective: To evaluate upper-limb function by means of the Mallet score, in patients with medial rotation contracture of the shoulder who underwent the modified Sever-L'Episcopo procedure, and to correlate evolution with age and length of postoperative follow-up. Methods: Sixteen patients were assessed by comparing the pre and postoperative Mallet scores and correlating the differences between these scores with age at the time of surgery and length of follow-up. Results: A statistically significant improvement in the postoperative Mallet score was observed. The correlations of the differences in scores with age and length of follow-up were not statistically significant. Conclusion: The modified Sever-L'Episcopo procedure led to improved upper-limb function according to the Mallet score. Limb function did not present correlations with age or length of follow-up.