How often are an obstetric brachial plexus injury (erbs palsy) permanent?

0.5-1.6%. Overall incidence of congenital permanent brachial plexus injury is 0.04-0.2% of us live births. If you have shoulder dystocia, permanent injury to the brachial plexus is anticipated in 0.5-1.6% of cases.

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My first rib injury two years ago has caused brachial plexus injury as well. I know there are drugs and took gabapentin. What else besides drugs?

PT, massage, acupunc. You may wish to try, in addition to your pt, acupuncture, and or massage therapy. Don't do anything without consulting with the physician familiar with your injury first. Best wish for a speedy recovery. 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...

Can MRI distinguish between a cervical radiculopathy & a brachial plexus injury?

Yes. First MRI of c-spine to r/o disc disease. If brachial plexus injury a possibility an MRI of the brachial plexus can be obtained. Read more...
Yes. An MRI can be very helpful. A nerve study called an EMG and nerve conduction study can also be useful. Finally, seeing a specialist can also be helpful. Read more...

How can increase strength for brachial plexus injury?

Therapy. Nerves will heal over time but full strength will slowly follow. It can take up to a year for a major nerve injury to heal. Continue to use the affected muscles. This will promote nerve growth and reorganization. Physical therapy does not end when you are discharged. You will need to continue your home program. Read more...