Thursday, 12 September 2013

ERB'S PALSY
INJURY TO THE UPPER TRUNK ORIGINATING FROM C5 AND C6 NERVE ROOTS OR INJURY TO THE C5 AND C6 NERVE ROOT CAUSES ERB PALSY.
CAUSES:
  • INDIRECT INJURY
  • VACCUM DELIVERY
  • PRESSURE ON THE SUPRACLAVICULAR AREA
  • DURING ANESTHESIA
  • INJECTION OF FOREIGN VACCINES AND SERUM
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS:
  • LOSS OF SENSATION IN THE AREA OF DELTOID INSERTION
  • MUSCLES DELTOID,BICEPS,BRACHIALIS,BRACHIORADIALIS,SUPRASPINATUS ARE PARALYSED
  • BICEPS AND BRACHIORADIALIS JERKS ARE AFFECTED.
DEFORMITY:POLICEMAN'S TIP
TREATMENT:
IG STIMULATION
CARE OF OEDEMA
MASSAGE
SPLINT














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