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Please tell me what should i expect if i decide to get surgery for my erbs palsy as an adult?

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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Erbs Palsy: Erbs palsy is typical treated in infancy, rarely done in adults but having said that you need to get a clear idea of what the surgeon is planning to do, what is the expected outcome and of course risk of the procedure.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

What can I expect if I decide to get surgery for my erbs palsy as an adult?

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Dr. Amogh Sahai
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 20 years experience
Depends: I am assuming that you were born with the erb's palsy? Or did it happen after an accident? If the inury is more than 2 years old, the only realistic options are muscle/tendon transfers. This basically means that they will consider moving some muscle from a functional area of your limb to the place in which you have no movement. So one of your triceps bellies could end up in your shoulder

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