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The birth of a child is an awe-inspiring event. So often Mother Nature and skilled doctors work together to provide a smooth entry for the baby into the world.

However, it is well-known that many births have complications, and unfortunately sometimes those complications lead to injuries.

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Some are preventable, some are not. This condition is the result of Brachial Plexus injuries and Shoulder Dystocia during delivery. What are the risk factors for Brachial Plexus injuries? What are our legal rights if our child has a shoulder dystocia or brachial plexus injury?

Many instances distoclas shoulder dystocia can be anticipated and prevented if the warning signs sistocias heeded.

There are some instances of shoulder dystocia that cannot be anticipated. However, injury to the infant can still be prevented if the appropriate steps are taken once the shoulder dystocia occurs. All the means necessary to successfully deliver the child can be done without applying lateral traction to the head. Under no circumstances should pressure be applied to the upper abdomen. This is called fundal pressure and dietocias cause serious injury to both the mother and the baby.

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Almost all deliveries can be successfully resolved with no injury to the baby with the proper use of these proven methods where shoulder dystocia occurs.


The process of childbirth is extremely complicated and requires a high level of care on the part of doctors.

All of these potential complications mean that doctors must make sudden split-second decisions to react to problems during childbirth.

If the doctor sees that the baby is not properly aligned, the doctor should use appropriate techniques to prevent the shoulder from getting caught.

There are numerous techniques doctors know to prevent the shoulder from getting caught. For example, if the shoulder or the baby is gently shifted, the risk of the shoulder getting caught can be greatly reduced.

Often there is little or nothing a doctor can do. It is essential that treatment for a Brachial Plexus injury be obtained as soon as possible from experienced medical professionals who specialize in treating Brachial Plexus injuries.

It is important to note that even with ongoing therapy treatment and surgical intervention, complete recovery from a Brachial Plexus injury may not occur.

What can be expected with treatment? Most mild cases of Brachial Plexus injuries recover in 3 to 4 months. The more severe cases improve slowly over 18 to 21 months.

By 2 years of age, any recovery that will occur should have occurred, and no further improvement is expected. Treatment consists of Physical Therapy and Surgery.

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Therapy for Brachial Plexus Injuries An occupational or physical therapist will work with your child. The therapist eistocias also help you the parent learn to do the exercises. Most parents need to do the range of motion exercises at home with their children two to three times a day for several years. We recommend daily exercises that help to keep the muscles and joints moving normally. They are called range of motion exercises.


If your child is not able to use muscles in the arm and hand, these muscles will stay weak.

The arm may not grow normally, and your child may feel tightness in some muscles and joints. Exercises keep the muscles and joints flexible. When the nerves start working better, the muscles and joints will be ready to work.

Surgery for Brachial Plexus Injuries Surgery may help children who do not recover by the age of 5 months. Nerve surgery is most effective when it is done between the ages of 5 and 12 months and becomes less effective after 1 year. Nevertheless, surgical correction for permanent disability or deformity can be performed in the school-aged child where necessary. For some children, neurosurgery is not recommended or is not successful.

In these instances, other procedures can be done to transfer muscles and tendons.

CHILD CASES: Shoulder Dystocia & Brachial Plexus Injuries

This surgery is done by a plastic surgeon when the child is older. Paying for medical care The costs for treatment and surgery could overwhelm most families. Financial support may be available to families in the form of legal compensation. Top What are the risk factors for Brachial Plexus injuries?

Top What are our legal rights if our child has a shoulder dystocia or brachial plexus injury? Provide tactile stimulation to provide fistocias awareness Use exercise to develop strength. Most exercises inclus tasks to increase flexibility, strength and feeling. El Despacho Keenan de Leyes Historial.

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