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Introduction:Chronic Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury(COBPI) is the most common neurological birth injury causing paralysis of the upper extremity leading to hindrances in active movements and performing activities of daily living.
Purpose: To evaluate the effect of Functional Electrical stimulation (FES) for upper limb recovery in adolescent case of COBPI.
Method: The protocol of the study included application of FES Therapy for left upper limb for 30 minutes,6 days a week for a period of 4 weeks.
Result: Raimondi’s Score for elbow and hand showed improvements in grades of functional movements with progression in shoulder range of motion and Mallet Scale.
Conclusion: The study concluded that application of FES therapy improves upper limb function in COBPI..