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Table 10 The comparison of limb circumferences and lengths between groups dependent on type of surgery

From: The effect of perinatal brachial plexus lesion on upper limb development

Type of surgical procedure ACSa FCSb ALSc FLSd HLSe HWSf
(%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%)
Neurolysis (N) 95 95 95 96 94 95
n = 28 (SD 3.6)* (SD 4.0)* (SD 4.0)* (SD 5.6)* (SD 5.5)* (SD 6.2)*
Reconstruction (R) 93 92 95 89 87 85
n = 16 (SD 9.4)* (SD 7.0)* (SD 1.5)* (SD 3.0)* (SD 5.3)* (SD 7.7)*
Statistical significance ACSa FCSb ALSc FLSd HLSe HWSf
N / R
p = NS NS NS 0.000 0.002 0.000
  1. a- arm circumference on sick side.
  2. b forearm circumference on sick side.
  3. c- arm length on sick side.
  4. d- forearm length on sick side.
  5. e- hand length on sick side.
  6. f- hand width on sick side.
  7. *- average dimension on sick side expressed in % in relation to healthy side (100%).