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My baby of 6 months has erb's palsy. the left arm's movement is about ninety degrees. will it ever go above that?

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Dr. Scott Moore
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Possibly: You need to have the baby evaluated at a center that can deal with brachial plexus injuries. The brachial plexus is a group of nerves in the shoulder region that can often get damaged during childbirth. There is a period of improvement shortly after the injury then the rate of improvement slows. This is an issue for a pediatric hospital with the resources to evaluate what we are dealing with.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Depends: Spontaneous recovery after 6 months of age is limited. If your infant's recovery halted at current level for a while, surgery would be next option to consider. Consult your baby's pediatrician for further details.

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