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Cancer Drug May Prevent Contractures in Children with Cerebral Palsy and Neonatal Brachial Plexus Injury

Cerebral palsy (CP) and brachial plexus injuries both typically manifest in early childhood, as they are often caused by birth injuries (harm to a baby during or near the time of birth). These conditions differ in many ways, including that cerebral palsy is the result of brain damage/abnormalities which can be caused by traumatic birth…

Failed Vacuum Extraction And Excessive Force During Delivery Cause Erb’s Palsy In Baby

A baby’s shoulder was stuck on the mother’s pelvic bone during delivery. The physician tried many things to deliver the baby, including use of vacuum extractors. Finally, the physician pulled the baby out by her arm, causing the nerves in the neck and shoulder to tear, resulting in the baby’s arm being paralyzed, a condition called Erb’s palsy.