Erb's palsy


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Related to Erb's palsy: cerebral palsy, Klumpke's palsy

palsy

 [pawl´ze]
Bell's palsy see bell's palsy.
birth palsy birth paralysis.
cerebral palsy see cerebral palsy.
crossed leg palsy palsy of the fibular nerve, caused by sitting with one leg crossed over the other.
Erb's palsy (Erb-Duchenne palsy) Erb-Duchenne paralysis.
facial palsy Bell's palsy.
shaking palsy Parkinson's disease.

Erb's palsy

Etymology: Wilhelm H. Erb, German neurologist, 1840-1921
a kind of paralysis caused by traumatic injury to the upper brachial plexus. It occurs most commonly as a result of forcible traction during childbirth, with injury to one or more cervical nerve roots. The signs of Erb's palsy include loss of sensation in the arm and paralysis and atrophy of the deltoid, the biceps, and the brachialis muscles. The arm on the affected side hangs loosely with the elbow extended and the forearm pronated. Treatment initially requires that the arm and shoulder be immobilized to allow the swelling and inflammation of the associated neuritis to resolve. Physical therapy and splinting may be necessary to improve muscle function and to prevent flexion contracture of the elbow. Also called Erb-Duchenne paralysis.
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Erb's palsy

Erb's palsy

Erb-Duchenne paralysis Neonatology Paralysis of multiple upper arm and shoulder muscles–eg, biceps, brachialis, brachioradialis, deltoid, due to an abnormal position during a vaginal delivery, resulting in C5 and C6 injury in cervical plexus

Erb's palsy

Paralysis of the shoulder and arm muscles from an injury to the nerve roots emerging from the fifth and sixth spinal segments in the neck. The arm hangs down with the hand turned backwards in the ‘waiter's tip’ position. Erb's palsy usually results from a birth injury. (Wilhelm Heinrich Erb, German neurologist, 1840–1921).
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Characteristics Erb's palsy Birth Stillbirth (N = 17) asphyxia (N=3) N (%) N (%) (N=2) N (%) Manoeuvres of shoulder dystocia Zavanelli (LSCS) 0 0 0 Routine traction 3 (18) 0 1 (33) McRobert's 7 (41) 1 (50) 0 Suprapubic + 4 (24) 1 (50) 1 (33) McRobert's Posterior shoulder 2 (12) 0 1 (33) delivery All manoeuvres 1 (6) 0 0 Oxytocin & Instrumental 6 (35) 1 (50) 1 (33) delivery Birth weight (Kg) 4.
Although unable to move the shoulder or bend the elbow, children with Erb's palsy can often move their fingers, wrist and hand.
A study of 134 new Erb's palsy cases over a 2-year period by physicians at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas, revealed that the incidence was about 9%.
A serious complication occurring during labor, shoulder dystocia can result in severe injury to the infant, including brachial plexus injury, Erb's palsy, and cerebral palsy.
Douglas, from Abbey Green, has Erb's Palsy - a condition that causes paralysis of the arms.
The child was found to have Erb's palsy of the right arm.
more on North Dragons see Dreigiau Wales' on "For my whole life I have suffered from Erb's Palsy, a birthing injury, and Irlens Syndrome which affects my quality of life.
After a birth trauma Troy, now 10, developed Erb's Palsy which affects primary nerves that supply movement and feeling to his left arm.
Chest x-ray films obtained at 2nd day revealed complete resorption of pneumomediastinum; Erb's palsy was still present.
However, he had suffered severe and permanent damage to the nerves in his right arm, a condition known as Erb's Palsy.
Beth Clark, 11, has Erb's palsy -a paralysis of the arm caused by injury to the upper group of the arm''s main nerves.