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The New York City Marathon is upon us, and we have an extra hour in the day, so why not read a little about running! Here's the #1 most-emailed article from the NY Times, as well as some addition links.

Journal Club- November 2011: Adult Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injury

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Article title:
Adult Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injuries

Alexander Shin, MD; Robert Spinner, MD; Scott Steinmann, MD; and Allen Bishop, MD of Mayo Clinic

Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, 2005; 13:382-­‐396.


This article was written by orthopedic surgeons from Mayo Clinic who set out to describe adult brachial plexus (BP) injuries. They ultimately describe the microsurgical techniques that will preserve the most hand function in these patients. However, in order to come to their conclusions, they discuss in great detail the anatomy, clinical evaluation, radiographic studies and electrodiagnostic studies used to evaluate these patients.

Reviewer: Kristin Garlanger, OMS-­‐V, Educational Committee Co-Chair, AOCPMR Student Council