Baby has brachial plexus injury. Why?

Orthopedic surgeon. He will take it fro you, it will okay. Thanks.
Most likely from. Delivery method some time the brachial plexus injury happened from traction on certain part of body in process of delivering the baby. Good luck.

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What is the best imaging technique to show if my baby has a brachial plexus injury?

No imaging required. In general, radiographic imaging is not required to make the diagnosis of a brachial plexus injury. Plain x-rays, and even ct scans are unlikely to show the injury, which is often too small to discern by these techniques. If imaging is indicated, it is to rule out other injuries, such as a broken bone or a paralyzed diaphragm. Read more...
See below. The MRI scan has the best potential to identify abnormalities in the brachial plexus. An EMG is a functional test that can evaluate peripheral nerves as well. Read more...

How do babies get brachial plexus injuries, does this happen if they are abused?

No. During childbirth injury can happen, if this is noticed later means traction on the arm could be adults not judging the force they use on child while pulling them and yes could also be abuse. Read more...
Sure, it can. Brachial plexus injury means an injury to the bundle of nerves called the brachial plexus. It hides up between your neck and into your armpit area. The inure occurs by physically damaging the nerves, usually by stretching. Think a baby's shoulder being yanked oduring delivery. Of course someone could abuse a baby with similar forces and cause a similar injury. Read more...

Baby was stuck with brachial plexus injury, had retained placenta and post partum hemorrhage. I am pregnant w #2. Scared. What is chance hemorrhage?

PG is risky business. Pregnancy, in of itself, has inherent risks and complications associated with that state of being as you have noted from your previous pregnancy. Now that baby # 2 is on the way it is normal to have a heightened concern about repeat hemorrhage. Share your anxiety with your treating OB MD and if still not reassured, and if he/she delivered baby # 1 then seek a 2nd OB MD consultation. Read more...

What is brachial plexus injury?

Nerve damage. The brachial plexus is a complex of nerves arising from the neck and innervating the upper back, and arm. This can be injured by puncture wounds, direct trauma or falling asleep when intoxicated with the arm over the edge of a chair. Many important functions are served by this set of nerves. If you have concerns about this, see your doctor for evaluation and treatment if possible. Read more...

What is a brachial plexus injury like?

Arm paralysis. Brachial plexus injuries (usually congenital) are serious morbid conditions resulting from trauma on the nerves travelling from the neck to the arm. They cause permanent paralysis of the affected arm. Physical therapy can help. Fortunately, this complication occurs very rarely even in cases of shoulder dystocia; its overall incidence is 0.04 to 0.2% of live births. Read more...

How can I treat a brachial plexus injury?

Wait for healing. Most brachial plexus injuries from car or motorcycle crashes involve stretching the nerves. Although they are not usually completely torn apart, they can take a long time to heal. In some cases, they do not heal at all. You can see a neurologist, and nerve conduction studies can be performed to document recovery. Read more...