J Korean Fract Soc.  2019 Apr;32(2):97-101. 10.12671/jkfs.2019.32.2.97.

Progressive Brachial Plexus Palsy after Fixation of Clavicle Shaft Nonunion: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Good Samsun Hospital, Busan, Korea. hongiroom@naver.com

Abstract

The brachial plexus palsy is a rare complication of a clavicle fracture, occurring in 0.5% to 9.0% of cases. This condition is caused by excessive callus formation, which can be recovered by a spur resection and surgical fixation. In contrast, only seven cases have been reported after surgical reduction and fixation. A case of progressive brachial plexus palsy was observed after fixation of the displaced nonunion of a clavicle fracture. The symptom were improved after removing the implant.

Keyword

Clavicle fracture; Nonunion; Brachial plexus neuropathy; Thoracic outlet syndrome

MeSH Terms

Bony Callus
Brachial Plexus Neuropathies
Brachial Plexus*
Clavicle*
Paralysis*
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
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