Neuromuscular Shoulder Reconstruction in Children

  • Peter M. Waters
  • Carley VuillerminEmail author


Shoulder reconstruction in children with neuromuscular conditions is most common in brachial plexus birth palsy; however, there are also a group of less common conditions that surgical care of the shoulder can improve pain and function. This chapter shall address the shoulder in brachial plexus birth palsy, facioscapulohumeral dystrophy, cerebral palsy and amyloplasia. In addition to these paediatric specific conditions, children are also affected by posttraumatic brachial plexus injuries and mononeuropathies. In young children treatment of these conditions follow many of the principles of management of the birth-associated injuries and in older children the adult management and shall therefore be addressed elsewhere in this book.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryBoston Childrens Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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