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Erb’s Palsy Symptoms At Birth

Erbs PalsyErb’s palsy is the result of injury or stretching of a cluster of nerves found near the shoulder and upper rib cage. Also known as brachial plexus injury, Erb’s palsy affects the nerves that control movement in the hand and arm. For every 1,000 babies born in the United States, 1 or 2 will develop this condition. Neuritis symptoms of Erb’s palsy in infants include being able to move the fingers of one hand but not the shoulder, partial or complete paralysis of the limb, and loss of feeling.