Articles in ‘Erb's palsy’ Category

Opinion  |  05:01:23

As a clinical negligence practitioner, I am aware that delays in treatment are endemic in the NHS at present. Currently there are over 100,000 vacancies, staff retention is not easy, and the infrastructure generally…

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Opinion  |  10:10:15

A baby born in Gloucestershire has recently hit the headlines as he was almost twice the national average in birth weight, delivered naturally at 15lbs 7oz! The baby’s size went undiagnosed during pregnancy and caused significant problems with the delivery, as his shoulders became stuck; a life threatening situation called ‘shoulder dystocia’.

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post  |  26:06:17

Erb’s Palsy is a birth injury with largely physical symptoms, but because the visible injury to the arm may demand focus, it could be hiding subtle injuries which are yet to become apparent. Here we look at the invisible injuries that can follow a diagnosis of Erb’s Palsy

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Opinion  |  18:10:18

Shoulder dystocia occurs when a baby’s shoulders become stuck during birth. If this occurs, oxygen starvation may happen as the baby’s head is delivered and prior to delivery of the body. If prompt action is not taken, there is a chance of the child suffering a brain injury.  That chance will increase the longer they are stuck.

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