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Brachial Plexus Injury

Brachial Plexus Injury

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Brachial Plexus Injury
 
Risk factors
High birth weight
Type of delivery
 –
Breech; caesarean section;forceps; ventouse; precipitate
 
 
Signs of OBPP
 
Upper
limb lying in a classical ‘waiter’s tip’
position (
Erb’s
palsy).
Loss of active shoulder elevation and elbowflexion +/- hand movements.
Horner’s
signDifferential diagnosis:
Pseudo-paralysis due to infection or fractures of the clavicle or humerus.
Cerebral palsy.
Arthrogryposis

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