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Does anyone have an infant that was born with arm paralysis?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Transient vs long tm

The forces that occur in the moments of a delivery can place traction on nerves that come out of the neck & supply the arm.It is relatively common for arm to be limp for a while due to swelling around the nerves.
Onset may be immediate or later after swelling occurs, most swelling subsides in a day or two & function returns.Some kids need therapy to recover, rare cases can be permanent.

In brief: Transient vs long tm

The forces that occur in the moments of a delivery can place traction on nerves that come out of the neck & supply the arm.It is relatively common for arm to be limp for a while due to swelling around the nerves.
Onset may be immediate or later after swelling occurs, most swelling subsides in a day or two & function returns.Some kids need therapy to recover, rare cases can be permanent.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: May be Erb's palsy

Your question is a bit vague but if the infant has only one arm that is not moving and otherwise doing well.
It is possible that he/she is suffering from a brachial plexus injur (called erb's palsy). This is a very complex subject and can be further read at ; http://orthoinfo.Aaos.Org/topic.Cfm?Topic=a00077.

In brief: May be Erb's palsy

Your question is a bit vague but if the infant has only one arm that is not moving and otherwise doing well.
It is possible that he/she is suffering from a brachial plexus injur (called erb's palsy). This is a very complex subject and can be further read at ; http://orthoinfo.Aaos.Org/topic.Cfm?Topic=a00077.
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
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