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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.

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