4 months old boy | 2 years ago
When can a brachial plexus occur in newborn?
2 years ago
Brachial plexus palsy usually occurs during a difficult childbirth. If the baby is large, the shoulders can become trapped after delivery of the head. To free the shoulders, the head must be tilted to the opposite side. Tension on the brachial plexus may stretch or pull apart the fibres within one or more nerves. Additional force on the plexus may rupture (tear) nerves entirely or tear them from the spinal cord.If the brachial plexus becomes damaged, weakness shows up immediately in the arm.