What is a Brachial Plexus Injury?
A brachial plexus injury is an injury that occurs to the nerves in the area between the neck and shoulders. These nerves can become stretched, compressed or even torn during a extended vaginal delivery or an emergent delivery when proper techniques are not utilized.
This is an important region of the body because these nerves control the muscles in the chest, shoulders, arms, and hands. These nerves also affect touch/sensation in this area, as well.
The resulting injury could be loss of some function to total paralysis.
Will Every Baby’s HIE Injury Look The Same?
https://youtu.be/geQTeAu2FxQ Will every baby’s HIE injury look the same? To put the question another way, will an HIE injury manifest itself the exact same way with every baby. This educational article, and supporting video, will touch on not only the physical...
Brain Imaging Patterns And A Baby’s HIE Injury
https://youtu.be/93mNyY3bBi0 When a family calls us regarding a birth injury investigation, brain imaging patterns, and a baby’s HIE injury are not questions that families are generally well versed on. This is because an HIE injury is not something that is...
What If A Baby Suffers Seizures Following Birth?
What if a baby suffers seizures following birth? Seizure activity can occur immediately following birth or they can manifest a few hours afterwards. Regardless, seizures are serious and should be treated accordingly. For many of the families who contact us...
How Can We Prevent HIE At Birth?
The question of how can we prevent HIE at birth is one that families voice concern over when they contact us after their baby has been diagnosed with an HIE injury. For many families, HIE is something that is not really talked about beforehand because of the...
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