Also known as brachial palsy in newborns, Tyler Erb's Palsy, Klumpke paralysis, and Erb-Duchenne paralysis, Erb's Palsy typically paralyzes or weakens the arm or hand of a newborn.
There are different degrees of paralysis:
|Type of brachial palsy:
|| upper arm and rotation of the lower arm
|| usually only the upper arm
|| hand and possibly an eyelid that will droop on the other side of the body
- Breech deliveries (feet first): too much pressure on the arm
- Vertex deliveries (head first): too much pulling on the shoulders
- If a C-section is not performed in a timely fashion, brachial palsy can occur.
- Damage to the nerves around the shoulder, or brachial plexus.
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