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cause of erb duchenne paralysis

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience Pediatrics
Thorough exam first.: A thorough physical and neurological exam is a must; radiological and electrodiagnostic tests may also be needed.

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Most are transient: Occasionally the forces of delivery & position of the head & shoulder during the final moments of delivery put stress on the nerves exiting the neck t ... Read More
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Dr. Nader Ajluni
35 years experience Pediatrics
See neurology: I have had a patient that required surgery with that problem.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Erb Duchenne: Erb Duchenne paralysis or Erb palsy is the temporary damage of the nerves of the brachial plexus ( network of nerves in the shoulder area). It is most ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Difficult to answer: Erb's palsy (erb-duchenne palsy) is a paralysis of the arm caused by injury to the upper group of the arm's main nerves, specifically the upper trunk ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: About 1 in 10 infants with brachial plexus injuries (cause of erb's palsy) recognized at birth requires surgical intervention, namely brachial plexus ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience Pediatrics
Lots of PT.: Erb-duchenne paralysis, or neonatal brachial plexus palsy (bpp), usually is treated with extensive physical therapy (including a home regimen) and som ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
18 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends: What type of treatment are you considering?
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Nandyal
50 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: 80% of cases improve without any help, within 1 week. Otherwise consulting a pediatric neurologist and physiotherapy, after 1 week is recommended.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cummings
38 years experience Neonatology
No: Erb's palsy results from a traction injury to the nerves in the neck. As such, once it presents, it remains present until it slowly resolves, which ma ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
8 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The main goal is to promote muscle lengthening, normal range of motion and hand-eye coordination; these are most effective if performed during infancy ... Read More
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