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Table 1 Outcome of biceps tendon lengthening in OBPI patients

From: Significant improvement in nerve conduction, arm length, and upper extremity function after intraoperative electrical stimulation, neurolysis, and biceps tendon lengthening in obstetric brachial plexus patients

Nerve injury Age at surgery Strength preop Strength postop Elbow flexion contracture Follow-up months
Preop Postop
Total 12.9 4+ 4+ 30° 10° 11
  C5-7 12.2 3.5 4+ 45° 20° 4
  C5-7 9.5 4+ 4+ - - 6
  C5-7 10.7 4+ 4+ 40° 7
Total 9.6 3.0 3.0 30° 10° 7
  C5-7 8.7 4.0 4.0 30° 10° 11
  C5-6 14.2 3.5 4.0 45° 10° 6
Mean 11.0    35° 10° 7