The Influence of Seatbelts on the Types of Operated Brachial Plexus Lesions Caused by Car Accidents
The Journal of Hand Surgery, 07/27/2012
Kaiser R et al. – The authors found a relationship between the type of brachial plexus injury sustained by the accident victim and the use and position of the seatbelt. Complete plexus injuries were more common in those who were not wearing seatbelts. The authors saw upper plexus injuries for those wearing seatbelts. Information about seatbelt use may be useful in clinical practice. When treating an unbelted car accident victim with a brachial plexus injury, it is reasonable to anticipate a more serious form of the injury.