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Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: Motorcycle accident Sept 15,2011. R BPI. R Scapula break. 4 Clavicular breaks. T4 & T8 vertebrae breaks.All ribs broken. 4 replaced with titanium ribs.351GRE8
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Dictionary needed

Post by billvxii » Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:09 pm

I would appreciate a list explaining 'Birth erb', OBPI, and all the rest or the initialed types of BPI. Maybe I'm uneducated but I bet there are others that don't know for what the initials stand.

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Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: brachial plexus stretch during thoracic outlet syndrome surgery on may 18, 2010.

Re: Dictionary needed

Post by jmar » Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:13 pm

birth erb: a name for brachial plexus injury at birth

BPI: brachial plexus injury

OBPI: obstetrical brachial plexus injury....an injury caused whe a baby gets stuck in the birth canal and the dr pulls on the baby's head causing the nerve to be damaged

TBPI: traumatic brachial plexus injury....an injury that occurs any time after birth. usually an accident of some kind, or a result of a surgery gone wrong, or no reason at all. (i just met a man friday that has a TBPI in both arms. apparently by just resting his arms on a shelf)

any others you want to know? hope that helps

Carolyn J
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Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: LOBPI. I am 77 yrs old and never had a name for my injuries until 2004 when I found UBPN at age 66.

My injuries are: LOBPI on upper body and Cerebrael Palsy on the lower left extremities. The only intervention I've had is a tendon transplant from my left leg to my left foot to enable flexing t age 24 in 1962. Before that, my foot would freeze without notice on the side when wearing heels AND I always did wear them at work "to fit in" I also stuttered until around age 18-19...just outgrew it...no therapy for it. Also suffered from very very low self esteem; severe Depression and Anxiety attacks started at menopause. I stuffed emotions and over-compensated in every thing I did to "fit in" and be "invisible". My injuries were Never addressed or talked about until age 66. I am a late bloomer!!!!!

I welcome any and all questions about "My Journey".
Sharing helps to Heal. HUGS do too.
Location: Tacoma WA

Re: Dictionary needed

Post by Carolyn J » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:29 pm

There is a Glossary of terms on the "Resources " Link on the Homepage.
Carolyn J


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