Erb’s Palsy

 A nerve injury resulting in paralysis of the arm.

Etiology:

injury to the brachial plexus (The brachial plexus is the neural network responsable for conducting signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand).

injury occurs peripartum, as a result of overdistention of the baby’s head during birth.

Prognosis:

The effect is usually transient, but can be permanent.

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