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Table 2 Gilbert’s and Raimondi’s scale for evaluation of elbow function

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

A. Elbow flexion Nil or some contraction 0 points
Incomplete flexion 2 points
Complete flexion 3 points
B. Elbow extension No extension 0 points
Weak extension 1 point
Good extension 2 points
C. Extension deficit 0-30° 0 points
30-50° -1 point
More than 50° -2 points
  1. Evaluation: grade I – poor recovery (0-1 points), grade II – average recovery (2-3 points), grade III – good recovery (4-5 points).
  2. Grade III is functionally useful.