Erb-Duchenne palsy is a disorder that is most frequently brought on by injury to the nerves that control the arm during childbirth. Arm numbness, paralysis, and Erb's palsy are its signs and symptoms. Most newborns have a fair prognosis, but some continue to have problems into adulthood despite receiving treatment.
At birth, Erb's palsy results in paralysis, arm weakness, or lack of mobility. For the majority of infants, the illness gets better or goes away entirely, but others develop long-term difficulties
One baby in every 1000 is born with Erb's palsy, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS). The majority of kids will be able to move and feel their injured part once again.
1. Erb's palsy in neonates is most frequently brought on by a difficult delivery. If the infant is exceptionally large, is born breech, or labor lasts a long period, the injury is more likely to occur.
2. The damage is brought on by pulling on the shoulders as the baby exits the birth canal head first, applying pressure to the arms while the baby is breech, or the infant's head is being pulled to one side.
3. In certain cases, the harm is unavoidable and unforeseen. The brachial plexus might be damaged by the doctor or midwife pulling too hard or too much in one direction.
4. This is more likely to happen if the delivery takes a long time and is complicated, or if the head has already damaged the surface and the shoulder is only just emerging.
Paralysis or limpness of the shoulder, arm and elbow,Numbness or tingling in your arm or hand
Arm weakness and loss of motion