Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2009 , Vol 55 , Num 3

Bilateral Obstetric Palsy of Brachial Plexus - A Case Report

1 ,Savaş Gürsoy 2 ,Ahmet Mete 3
2 Gaziantep University, Research Hospital, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Gaziantep, Turkey
3 Gaziantep Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Gaziantep

Obstetric Brachial Plexus Palsy (OBPP) is one of the devastating complications of difficult or assisted deliveries. Brachial plexus palsy with upper root involvement most commonly affects the external rotators and abductors. Twenty percent of obstetrical brachial plexus palsies are bilateral and they represent a more severe condition. An eight-year-old girl patient with bilateral brachial plexus palsy was described and discussed in this report. 

Keywords : Brachial plexus, rehabilitatio