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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Brachial Plexus Injury At Birth Brachial Plexus Injury At Birth Brachial plexus is the network of nerves near the shoulder that allow movement to the shoulder, arm, hand, and fingers. If injured at birth they can affect all these areas. Brachial plexus injury usually occurs to newborns for the following reasons* they're a large baby* they're in a breech presentation * prolonged labour* Birth may become complicated and the dilevery must be done quickly If the injury is not serve a nonsurgical treatment option is rehabilitation. However depending on the amount of damage done surgical treatment is great option. For the great reviews it gets the surgery should be done 3 months after birth. Lukas Bena was a large baby weighting 10 pounds 6 ounces because of his heftiness his shoulders were stuck during delivery leaving the doctor to have no choice but to forcefully pull him out resulting in Lukas having two ripped and 2 damaged nervous out of 5. 3 months later Lukas under went a 15 hour surgery that converted the nervous from his legs and used them to repair the 2 ripped nervous in the spinal area leaving him with 3 proper nervous out of 5. The recovery rate is 84% 1 /10, 000 births have this condition Majority of brachial plexus injuries happen to the right arm of the newborn The brachial plexus program at Sick Kids hospitalin Toronto is the largest brachial plexus programin Canada Symptoms of this injury include * Pain* Loss of sensation* Muscle weakness* Paralysis of arm and hand As time goes on the injury is seen less and less in babies because technology is evolving.
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