Authors Reply: Progressive Brachial Plexus Palsy after Osteosynthesis of an Inveterate Clavicular Fracture

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Volume 4 | Issue 1 | JOCR Jan-Mar 2014 | Page 44 |

Rosati M, Andreani L, Poggetti A, Zampa V, Parchi P, Lisanti M


 

Authors Reply:Progressive Brachial Plexus Palsy after Osteosynthesis of an Inveterate Clavicular Fracture- 


  Authors: Rosati M[1], Andreani L[1], Poggetti A[1], Zampa V[2], Parchi P, Lisanti M

[1]Orthopaedic and Traumatology I Department, University of Pisa.

[2]Diagnostic I Department, University of Pisa.

Address of Correspondence: 

Dr Marco Rosati: Orthopaedic and Traumatology I Department, University of Pisa 050/996504 050/996501 (fax). Email: rosati1961@gmail.com.


 Dear sir,

First of all I want to say thank you for your questions [1] about our article [2] as it allows us to give some clarifications for better understanding of our paper:

1. The fracture was operated 4 months later the injury. The abstract report about 2 months later the injury is a mistake. About point 2,3 and 4 we think that the only explanation for the symptoms onset was narrowing of the virtual space where brachial plexus lies. No excessive screws length, neither exuberant callus, neither an hematoma were discovered during the plate removal. We only remolded the stumps of clavicle. 5. The fracture was fixed again because medial stump cause a skin ulcer. We preferred the plate because it allowed the curettage of the non-union site. We did not use other types of synthesis (intramedullary nail, etc), indeed it was a difficult case of nonunion.

Thank you and best wishes.

Rosati M, Andreani L, Poggetti A, Zampa V, Parchi P, Lisanti M.

Orthopaedic and Traumatology I Department, University of Pisa.

Diagnostic I Department, University of Pisa.


 

How to Cite This Article: Rosati M, Andreani L, Poggetti A, Zampa V, Parchi P, Lisanti M.  Authors reply:Progressive Brachial Plexus Palsy after Osteosynthesis of an Inveterate Clavicular Fracture. Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports 2014;Jan-Mar;4(1):44. Available from: http://www.jocr.co.in/wp/2014/01/16/2250-0685-149-fulltext/


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