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Table 7 The comparison of arm circumference and length decrease level on sick side with useful and useless shoulder function

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

Shoulder function ACSa Statistical significance
(%) UF / UL
Useful (UF) 95 (SD 3.6)* p = NS
n = 38
Useless (UL) 94 (SD 6.7)*
n = 6
Shoulder function ALSb Statistical significance
(%) UF / UL
Useful (UF) 95 (SD 3.4)* p = NS
n = 38
Useless (UL) 95 (SD 1.8)*
n = 6
  1. a- arm circumference on sick side.
  2. b- arm length on sick side.
  3. *- average dimension on sick side expressed in % in relation to healthy side (100%).