Corrections. J Am Osteopath Assoc 2009;109(7):388. doi: https://doi.org/10.7556/jaoa.2009.109.7.388.
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DiLullo C, reviewer. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2009;109:75,101-102. Review of: Rohen JW. Functional Morphology: The Dynamic Wholeness of the Human Organism. Available at: http://www.jaoa.org/cgi/content/full/109/2/75. Accessed July 2, 2009. These edits were not approved by the book reviewer prior to publication. The changes detailed below, which restore the reviewer's original intent, were made to the full text (http://www.jaoa.org/cgi/content/full/109/2/75) and Adobe Portable Document Format (http://www.jaoa.org/cgi/reprint/109/2/75) versions of this piece online.
Mason DC, Ciervo CA. Brachial plexus injuries in neonates: an osteopathic approach. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2009;109:87-91. Available at: http://www.jaoa.org/cgi/content/full/109/2/87. Accessed July 2, 2009.
Sucher25-27 recommends that manual treatment for patients with thoracic outlet syndrome focus on the use of myofascial techniques. If an osteopathic physician finds decreased range of motion or hypertonicity in the myofascial structures around the thoracic inlet unilaterally, Sucher25-27 suggests the use of gentle myofascial stretching. We believe that the same principle applies to infants with brachial plexus injuries.
Dr Sucher's articles25-27 on treating adult patients with thoracic outlet syndrome focus on myofascial restrictions and aggressive myofascial stretching techniques. We believe that if the osteopathic physician determines that there is decreased range of motion or hypertonicity in the myofascial structures around the thoracic inlet unilaterally in neonates, then gentle myofascial stretching may be used, along with careful patient monitoring, to remove the somatic dysfunctions and restore normal anatomic relationships around the thoracic inlet area.
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