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Erb's 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 severed. These injuries arise most commonly, but not exclusively, during a difficult birth. Depending on the nature of the damage, the paralysis can either resolve on its own over a period of months, necessitate rehabilitative therapy, or require surgery. ...Read more
...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
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 ...Read more
Brachial plexus: The brachial plexus is a collection of nerves in the shoulder region that control the arm. An erbs palsy is a birth injury where this plexus gets stretched leading to injury of the upper group of nerves. The clinical findings are weakness around the shoulder and upper arm. ...Read more
Consult your MD: First step will be to determine the cause, traumatic or non traumatic cause. I will like to suggest that you consult you MD for an evaluation and for coordination of care with a neurologist, rehabilitative medicine and other specialties depending on the determined cause of the injury to the group of nerves termed the brachial plexus ...Read more
I have erbs palsy, had surgery in 2012, fell down in january this year and the bone they operated on shifted upward, still have had no treatment??
Mgt: It would helpful to have the radiographs uploaded to your virtual appointment records, so that an Orthopedic specialist may view them. ...Read more
Is it right that 60% of erbs palsy cases happened because of congenital problem in pelvic of the mother?
Injury of the : Brachial Plexus, 5 nerves that exit the spinal cord between neck bones & give the arm movement & feeling, can occur at delivery of a breech or large baby or if baby's head delivers normally but 1 shoulder gets stuck under mom's pelvic bones. In 90%, function recovers in 2 wks. or in 3-6 mos. with physical therapy. Seek treatments for depression/ anxiety, as they can impact infant development. ...Read more
Erbs palsy since birth. 22 now. Loosing motion in hand slowly, arm locking up more, numbness more. More pain. What do I do!? Splint/brace? Surgery?
Never too late: Erb's affects the upper brachial plexus, and your hand involves lower plexus, so this is new superimposed on the prior. The symptoms raise concern that a complex regional pain syndrome may be evolving, and this needs to be addressed asap. The therapy can wait, as the diagnosis must precede. Believe, your best bet is to see a physiatrist initially and perhaps other specialists later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Erb-Duchenne paralysis is a medical condition in which there is paralysis of the arm caused by injury to the nerves responsible for innervation of the arm. These nerves run along the side of the neck and can be damaged during birthing process or traumatic injuries of ...Read more