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How do babies get brachial plexus injuries, does this happen if they are abused?
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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