obstetric palsy

ob·stet·ric pal·sy

a brachial plexus lesion sustained by the infant during the birthing process; three types are recognized: upper plexus type, affecting the shoulder and upper arm (Erb palsy, q.v., by far the most common form); total plexus type, involving the whole arm; and lower plexus type, involving the forearm and hand (Klumpke palsy, q.v.).

ob·stet·ric pal·sy

(ob-stet'rik pawl'zē)
A brachial plexus lesion sustained by an infant during delivery; three types are recognized: 1) upper plexus type, affecting the shoulder and upper arm (Erb palsy, by far the most common form); 2) total plexus type, involving the whole arm; 3) lower plexus type, involving the forearm and hand (Klumpke palsy).
Synonym(s): obstetric paralysis.
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The purpose of this article is to describe the results in a case series with in the transfer of the latissimus dorsi with the elevation of the subscapularis muscle off the anterior surface of the scapula in children with obstetric palsy sequelae.
Long-term results on abduction and external rotation of the shoulder after latissimus dorsi transfer for sequelae of obstetric palsy.