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Are brachial plexus injuries hereditary?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: No
The cervical plexus can be stretched during delivery.
After the head is out, it is pulled forward & angled up or down to get the shoulders & rest of baby out.If the plexus responds with swelling around the nerves, transient loss of function(dys/wks) may be found.If the nerves are damaged by the stretch, nerves may be permanently damaged.This is birth trauma any kid could get.It is not hereditary.

In brief: No
The cervical plexus can be stretched during delivery.
After the head is out, it is pulled forward & angled up or down to get the shoulders & rest of baby out.If the plexus responds with swelling around the nerves, transient loss of function(dys/wks) may be found.If the nerves are damaged by the stretch, nerves may be permanently damaged.This is birth trauma any kid could get.It is not hereditary.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
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In brief: Child birth injury
Brachial plexus injury can be caused during child birth - if there is birthing difficulty.

In brief: Child birth injury
Brachial plexus injury can be caused during child birth - if there is birthing difficulty.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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