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Table 5 The comparison of healthy and sick limbs circumferences and lengths between upper-middle and total lesions

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

Clinical view of lesion ACSa FCSb ALSc FLSd HLSe HWSf
(%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%)
Upper-middle 95 96 97 97 95 96
(UM) (SD 3.6)* (SD 2.4)* (SD 3.2)* (SD 4.2)* (SD 3.4)* (SD 6.2)*
n = 18
Total 94 92 94 91 88 88
(T) (SD 7.9)* (SD 6.4)* (SD 2.6)* (SD 5.3)* (SD 6.1)* (SD 8.3)*
n = 26
Statistical significance ACSa FCSb ALSc FLSd HLSe HWSf
UM / T
p = NS NS 0.012 0.006 0.005 0.017
  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%).