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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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QUESADA BRENES, Francisco. Valoración del daño corporal lesión completa e irreversible del plexo braquial. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2016, vol.33, n.2, pp.165-177. ISSN 2215-5287.

Brachial plexus injuries are more common than you might think and usually suffer from young people of reproductive age, which brings significant effect not only to the family economy but also to the nation. This disease entity severely compromises the function of the affected upper limb producing sensory, motor and vegetative paralysis, being that in many cases is accompanied besides intense neuropathic pain, which is not in permanent disability of the person concerned, with the aggravating circumstance that the therapeutic resources are limited and prognosis is still very variable, with a wide spectrum of possibilities ranging from full recovery to zero.

Keywords : Brachial plexus; Palsy; Injuries; Upper extremity.

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