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Related to Erb's palsy: cerebral palsy, Klumpke's palsy

palsy:

see paralysisparalysis
or palsy
, complete loss or impairment of the ability to use voluntary muscles, usually as the result of a disorder of the nervous system. The nervous tissue that is injured may be in the brain, the spinal cord, or in the muscles themselves.
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palsy

[′pȯl·zē]
(medicine)
Any of various special types of paralysis, such as cerebral palsy.

palsy

Pathol
paralysis, esp of a specified type
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Permanent Erb's palsy was noted in only 1 of these 3 cases.
Despite having Erb's Palsy, Lee - who is also a keen rugby player - doesn't let it affect his progress.
Kaiser Wilhelm syndrome: obstetric trauma or placental insult in a historical case mimicking Erb's palsy.
Erb's palsy is the most common type of neonatal brachial plexus injury and occurs when the nerves that control the shoulder and elbow are damaged.
In laymen's terms, the study evaluated the effectiveness of upright MRI imaging for the diagnosis of a particular deformity in a child's shoulder (glenohumeral dysplasia), which occurs as the result of an injury known as Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury (OBPI), also known as Erb's palsy.
An 11-year-old 30 kg child with Erb's palsy presented for an extensive derotation humeral osteotomy for severe contracture deformity that was limiting external shoulder rotation.
Brandon was born with Erb's Palsy, a condition affecting around one in 1,000 babies.
Computer games have even been used as a form of physiotherapy for arm injuries, Mr Griffiths claims, including the case of a 13-year-old boy who suffered with Erb's palsy, and for people with spinal injuries.
He was horn by vaginal breech delivery, which be contends caused neurological damage and Erb's palsy, an injury to the shoulders.
Other terms commonly used to describe brachial plexus injuries include: Erb's Palsy (upper trunk injury); Klumpke's Palsy (lower trunk injury); Brachial Plexus Palsy; Erb-Duchenne Palsy; Homer's Syndrome (when facial nerves are also affected); and "Burners" or "Stingers" (usually associated with sports-related brachial plexus injuries).
Posterior shoulder dislocation in infants with Erb's palsy is more common than previously thought, Dr.
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.