Does Wearing Tetra-Grip Improve Arm Function in Children Diagnosed With Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy?

Status:Enrolling by invitation
Age Range:3 - 7
Start Date:March 2019
End Date:September 2022

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Does Wearing Tetra-Grip Improve Upper Extremity Function in Children Diagnosed With Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy?

This study evaluates the effect of wearing a tetra-grip on the affected arm of children with
neonatal brachial plexus palsy. Half of the participants will have tetra-grip applied to the
arm, while the other half will not have it applied to the arm.

Tetra-grip is a tubular elastic support bandage that provides both compression and support.
Previous studies have shown that by applying neoprene or athletic tape to a joint on
individuals with poor proprioception or a history of joint injury, such modalities enhanced
their proprioceptive recognition via stimulation of mechanoreceptors responding to skin
stretch and compression during joint motion. As a result, patients have greater kinesthetic
and joint position awareness of their limb.

Inclusion Criteria:

- 3 - 7 years old

- male or female

- non-dominant upper extremity brachial plexus injury

Exclusion Criteria:

- Botox injections to the affected extremity within the past 3 months

- Severe muscle contractures of affected extremity that restricts functional use of the
arm and hand

- Concurrent cerebral palsy
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1935 Medical District Dr
Dallas, Texas 75235
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Dallas, TX
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