brachial plexus

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Related to Brachial plexus injuries: Erb's palsy, brachial plexus paralysis
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a network of nerves formed by cervical and thoracic spinal nerves and supplying the arm and parts of the shoulder

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Brachial plexus injuries occur when the nerves of the brachial plexus -- the network of nerves that originate in the neck region and branch off to form the nerves that control movement and sensation in the upper limbs, including the shoulder, arm, forearm, and hand -- are damaged.
Brachial plexus injuries have been a reported directly or indirectly for the last 2800 years.
Because brachial plexus injuries (BPI) to an infant can result from breaches of the standard of care during childbirth, plaintiff lawyers pursuing medical negligence claims in birth injury cases need to know how BPI arise.
Brachial plexus injuries with causalgia resulting from transaxillary rib resection.
Upper trunk brachial plexus injuries in contact sports.
Brachial plexus injuries may occur if an infant's neck is excessively stretched during birth or by traumatic injury.
Almost half of the cases involving improper performance of vaginal delivery related to brachial plexus injuries due to shoulder dystocia.
His practice includes emergency room malpractice, failure to diagnose cancer claims as well as representing children who were born with brachial plexus injuries as well as children who have been suffered oxygen deprivation at birth and other types of birth trauma.
In infants with brachial plexus injuries, shoulder dysfunction represents a major source of disability.
The packet--created with the help of ATLA members experienced in these cases--contains a sample complaint; depositions and deposition summaries of plaintiff and defense medical experts highlighting brachial plexus injuries sustained during delivery; ATLA Education speaker papers and TRIAL articles regarding brachial plexus and other injuries; clinical practice guideline summaries regarding childbirth standards and procedures; a medical literature guide, Shoulder Dystocia, from Medifocus, an Exchange alliance member; selected Internet resources; a glossary of medical terms; and medical illustrations from Medical Legal Art: The Doe Report, another alliance member.
Brachial plexus injuries most often occur during the birthing process (obstetrical brachial plexus injury) as a result of excessive traction or force being applied to the infant's head during delivery.
Although most brachial plexus injuries heal without treatment and many children recover by three to four months of age without surgical treatment, we are glad we can provide an option for the children who need help.
In diabetic pregnancies, most shoulder dystocias and brachial plexus injuries do occur in infants with birth weights greater than 4,000 g.
Finally, a critical review of early treatment considerations in infants with brachial plexus injuries is presented.
The program has the potential to help us anticipate and thus avoid about 50% of brachial plexus injuries with a relatively low number of extra cesareans.