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Does damaging the brachial plexus mean permanent damage or will it help eventually?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends on injury
The cervical plexis can be stretched as part of the critical seconds 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 plexis 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.The recovery potential varies.

In brief: Depends on injury
The cervical plexis can be stretched as part of the critical seconds 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 plexis 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.The recovery potential varies.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Not necessarely
It's pretty common to have a transient brachial plexus injury during difficult vaginal delivery of the large infants.
In most cases it's temporarily from the nerve stretching. Usually time will tell. Ot/pt intervention would be also helpful, ask your pediatrician for referral.

In brief: Not necessarely
It's pretty common to have a transient brachial plexus injury during difficult vaginal delivery of the large infants.
In most cases it's temporarily from the nerve stretching. Usually time will tell. Ot/pt intervention would be also helpful, ask your pediatrician for referral.
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
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