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Doctor insights on: Why Do Some Babies Recover From Erb Palsy While Others Do Not

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Why do some babies recover from erb palsy while others do not?

Why do some babies recover from erb palsy while others do not?

Imaging: Cervical mri's can give a better answer as to the extent of cervical injuries. Those that recover tend to have nerves that are stretched and show inflammatiry responses. These tend to recover with physical therapy. A pediatric neurosurgeon can help delineate what is the best therapy. ...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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How long is erb palsy treated?

How long is erb palsy treated?

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

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Is erb palsy painful?

Is erb palsy painful?

It can be: The nerve damage can result in discomfort. We do occasionally need to treat the children with codeine. Watch http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=b68jtv0-teo to learn a little more. ...Read more

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Could erb palsy be cause short-term memory loss?

Could erb palsy be cause short-term memory loss?

No relationship: Erb palsy is the result of a stretching and or tearing of the nerves to the arm due to shoulder dystocia. It should not have anything to do with memory difficulty, unless the diagnosis of Erb palsy is confused with an upper extremity diosrde due to brain injury. ...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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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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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 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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Dr. Nader Ajluni
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Erb Duchenne Paralysis (Definition)

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


Dr. William Singer
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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more