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Can you get arm or nerve transplants for erb duchenne paralysis?

Can you get arm or nerve transplants for erb duchenne paralysis?

Yes: About 1 in 10 infants with brachial plexus injuries (cause of erb's palsy) recognized at birth requires surgical intervention, namely brachial plexus reconstruction using nerve graft. ...Read more

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Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


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My son has erb-duchenne paralysis. Is that something serious?

My son has erb-duchenne paralysis. Is that something serious?

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 to supply the shoulder & arm. Swelling around these nerves, will lead to changes in the position & movement of the affected arm in a pattern called erbs palsy.Most cases are transient & resolve in < 48hrs..Some will need therapy if persisting. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent the symptoms of erb-duchenne paralysis?

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 c5-c6 is functionally severed. The best way to prevent the symptoms is to avoid the injury in the first place. ...Read more

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What are the tests for erb-duchenne paralysis?

What are the tests for erb-duchenne paralysis?

Thorough exam first.: A thorough physical and neurological exam is a must; radiological and electrodiagnostic tests may also be needed. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for erb-duchenne paralysis?

What is the treatment for erb-duchenne paralysis?

Lots of PT.: Erb-duchenne paralysis, or neonatal brachial plexus palsy (bpp), usually is treated with extensive physical therapy (including a home regimen) and sometimes electrical muscle stimulation, splinting or taping. ...Read more

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How long does treatment for erb duchenne paralysis take?

Erb Palsy Recovery: The treatment time depends on the type of recovery. Most erb's palsies will heal with therapy over 6-12 months. If surgery is required to improve function, the final result may take 2-3 years. Continued rehabilitation may be required for a lifetime if continued deficits are present. ...Read more

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Are there any good rehab techniques for children with erb duchenne palsy?

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. Gentle stretching and passive range of motion exercises can be used. Most compensatory adaptation of movement the child tries to use should be discouraged, and normal movement encouraged. Check w/ a physiatrist or osteopathic doctor for specifics. ...Read more

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Is erb duchenne palsy reversible?

Yes: 80% of cases improve without any help, within 1 week. Otherwise consulting a pediatric neurologist and physiotherapy, after 1 week is recommended. ...Read more

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Can erb duchenne palsy come and go?

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 may take weeks or months. Although it is possible to re-injure those nerves, that is rather unlikely, and recurrent erb's would be quite unusual. ...Read more

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Can unexplained arm paralysis be caused by erb palsy?

Can unexplained arm paralysis be caused by erb palsy?

Erb's palsy: This refers to an injury of the upper part of the brachial plexus, which results in problems with the fifth and sixth nerve roots in the neck. Most commonly, this occurs after birth trauma or motorcycle accidents. ...Read more

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Transplant (Definition)

In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more


Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more