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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.
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palsy

Pathol
paralysis, esp of a specified type
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Erb's Palsy. Erb's palsy refers to a brachial plexus injury affecting the upper trunk nerves (C5 and C6).
(18) In a retrospective review aiming to determine the effect of extreme macrosomia on perinatal outcome 49 cases that underwent vaginal deliveries were complicated by 10 (20%) cases of SD and 3 (6%) of Erb's palsy. Permanent Erb's palsy was noted in only 1 of these 3 cases.
'A standardized and simple protocol to manage shoulder dystocia appears to reduce the risk of Erb's palsy," said lead investigator Dr.
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. Med Hypotheses.
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.
Erb's palsy might follow a difficult forceps delivery, (the Emperor Wilhelm 1st of Germany at the time of the First World War had this deformity, which he hid under a long cloak), while Klumke's palsy might result from a difficult breech delivery with an after-coming arm.
The rate of birth trauma was 2%; traumas included Erb's palsy and shoulder dystocia.
The April 23, 2007 issue of the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging featured an article entitled "Upright MRI of glenohumeral dysplasia following obstetric brachial plexus injury." 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. The authors, including lead author-researcher in the study Rahul K.
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.