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Is Erb Duchenne Palsy Reversible
...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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 often seen as a birth injury due to stretching of nerves during a difficult birth (dystocia). Erb palsy can last for several months after birth. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Erb Palsy: It is really based on how severe the palsy is and age at the time its occur. Erb's palsy is most common in infancy and the physical and occupational therapy is given for at least the first two years and often times even longer. In the adult the pt/ot is usually given up to 18 months to two years and in some cases surgical exploration might be recommended. ...Read more
Electrical stimulati: It certainly could and its worth a try. However this should be done by directly stimulation on the spinal cord- it probably will not work in any other area. ...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
Hi. I am a student with erb's palsy. Because of this my arm length differs alot(like 10cm) and thickness too. How can I fix this?
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
Last year i dilevered ababy with erb's palsy i was not diapete, should I enter cs next delivery to prevent erb's palsy ..What is your opinion please ?
Erb's palsy: I wouldn't automatically choose a surgical procedure (c-section) just because this baby had erb's palsy. In the future, make sure your obstretician remembers, or knows, about the complications this time. He will monitor you closely and consider a c-section if baby #2 seems to be too large. It's quite possible that baby #2 would be of normal size and you won't need the procedure. Good luck! ...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