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Congenital Arm Palsy – Brachial Palsy – Brachial Plexus Paralysis

Brachial plexus palsy (BP) is a muscle weakness or paralysis that occurs at different levels in the arm, forearm and hand due to the stretching of the nerve structures that start at the neck level and extend from the armpit to the hand.

 

It occurs between 1 and 4 in 1000 live births. Risk factors include multiple pregnancy, large size of the baby, prolonged and difficult delivery, the baby entering the birth canal with its legs, i.e. breech birth (breech presentation).

According to this situation in BP cases, most of them recover by the age of 2. However, in all cases, the baby needs to receive treatment to preserve joint movements and to have limbs that can be used more actively. Treatment options include nerve and muscle transfers and bone rotation surgeries.

 

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