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What is Erb's Palsy?

What is Erb's Palsy?

Erb's Palsy results from damage to the brachial plexus.

The Brachial Plexus is a group of nerves which come from the neck and supply the muscles and skin of the shoulder, arm and hand.

This injury tends to occur during birth; either when the baby's neck and head are drawn to the side when the shoulders are leaving the birth canal, or by excessive pulling of the shoulders when the baby comes out head first, or by during a breech birth (feet first) and the arms are in a raised position and the nerve complex can get damaged from the excess pressure.

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