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Table 11 Recommendations for physical therapies

From: Consensus based recommendations for diagnosis and medical management of Poland syndrome (sequence)

  Grade Consensus agreement
R11.67 It’s necessary to monitor vertebral column and thoracic symmetry during the growth Definitely useful/strong literature 100%
R11.68 To evaluate scapulo-thoraco-humeral dynamics is recommended Possibly useful/modest literature 100%
R11.69 To evaluate symmetry of development of the upper limb muscular masses is recommended Possibly useful/modest literature 100%
R11.70 Pysiatrist visit to assess the feasibility of a reconstructive intervention of transposition of the gran dorsal muscle is recommended GCP (no literature available) 66,7%
R11.72 To evaluate use of upper limb gestures is recommended GCP (no literature available) 100%
R11.73 The following evaluations to correct aesthetic/functional balance are highly recommended and must be supportive in surgery decision:
a) to monitor the step of psycho-motor development in the upper limb use,
b) to evaluate the active and passive range of motion if are different,
c) to evaluate the single prehensile movements age-related and to observe the preferred patterns of usage,
d) to measure the pinch and grip strength
Possibly useful/modest literature 100%