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

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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Table 4: Characteristics of cases of Erb's palsy, birth asphyxia and stillbirth due to shoulder dystocia, Oman, 2010.
Although unable to move the shoulder or bend the elbow, children with Erb's palsy can often move their fingers, wrist and hand.
He was horn by vaginal breech delivery, which be contends caused neurological damage and Erb's palsy, an injury to the shoulders.
Attending doctors told Kim her child had a brachial plexus injury commonly known as "Erb's Palsy."
-- Posterior shoulder dislocation in infants with Erb's palsy is more common than previously thought, Dr.
Gracie has Erb's palsy, a condition caused by nerve damage to the shoulder and arm -- sometimes brought on by a difficult birth.
Medical records indicate that the patient was essentially "born lifeless," and that at birth, suffered from respiratory failure, which allegedly caused brain damage affecting learning and speech development, and Erb's Palsy in the left arm.
Health economists who aggressively advocate lower cesarean rates accept stillbirths and babies with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, cerebral palsy, or Erb's palsy as long as governmental expenditures are lowered.
Douglas, from Abbey Green, has Erb's Palsy - a condition that causes paralysis of the arms.
Cerebral Palsy and Erb's Palsy can be caused by difficulties during labour - conditions which would have life changing consequences for your child.
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.