My son has erb-duchenne paralysis. Is that something serious?

Most are transient. Occasionally the forces of delivery & position of the head & shoulder during the final moments of delivery put stress on the nerves exiting the neck to supply the shoulder & arm. Swelling around these nerves, will lead to changes in the position & movement of the affected arm in a pattern called erbs palsy.Most cases are transient & resolve in < 48hrs..Some will need therapy if persisting.
See neurology. I have had a patient that required surgery with that problem.

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What are the tests for erb-duchenne paralysis?

Thorough exam first. A thorough physical and neurological exam is a must; radiological and electrodiagnostic tests may also be needed. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Erb Duchenne paralysis?

Erb Duchenne. Erb Duchenne paralysis or Erb palsy is the temporary damage of the nerves of the brachial plexus ( network of nerves in the shoulder area). It is most often seen as a birth injury due to stretching of nerves during a difficult birth (dystocia). Erb palsy can last for several months after birth. Read more...

Is there a way to prevent the symptoms of erb-duchenne paralysis?

Difficult to answer. Erb's palsy (erb-duchenne palsy) is a paralysis of the arm caused by injury to the upper group of the arm's main nerves, specifically the upper trunk c5-c6 is functionally severed. The best way to prevent the symptoms is to avoid the injury in the first place. Read more...

Can you get arm or nerve transplants for erb duchenne paralysis?

Yes. About 1 in 10 infants with brachial plexus injuries (cause of erb's palsy) recognized at birth requires surgical intervention, namely brachial plexus reconstruction using nerve graft. Read more...
Sort of. It is not really a transplant but rather a reimplantation. See http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=b68jtv0-teo to learn more. Read more...

What is the treatment for erb-duchenne paralysis?

Lots of PT. Erb-duchenne paralysis, or neonatal brachial plexus palsy (bpp), usually is treated with extensive physical therapy (including a home regimen) and sometimes electrical muscle stimulation, splinting or taping. Read more...

How long does treatment for erb duchenne paralysis take?

Erb Palsy Recovery. The treatment time depends on the type of recovery. Most erb's palsies will heal with therapy over 6-12 months. If surgery is required to improve function, the final result may take 2-3 years. Continued rehabilitation may be required for a lifetime if continued deficits are present. Read more...