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National Brachial Plexus/Erb's Palsy Association, Inc. To educate, inform and assist by offering information, contacts, resources and parent matching.Category Health Conditions and Diseases brachial plexus palsy National Brachial Plexus/Erb's Palsy Association, Inc., is a nonprofit organizationthat was founded by families who have children with brachial plexus palsy. http://www.nbpepa.org/
Extractions: Home Sponsor Erb's Place Volunteer ... Members Only Welcome to the NBPEPA Portal Anatomy Listserv/Mailing List Events Poems/Writings ... Ambassador We are an Association consisting of Families, Therapists, Physicians, those affected, and others who care. We strive to educate, inform, and assist by offering information, support, contacts, and resources. Imagine, and Get Involved! Informational FAQ
Family Village -- Brachial Plexus / Erb's Palsy Resources, contacts, chat-rooms, links.Category Health Conditions and Diseases brachial plexus palsy brachial plexus palsy Foundation (BPPF) 210 Spring Haven Circle Royersford, PA 19468(610) 7920974 E-mail email@example.com Website http//membrane.com/bpp/. http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/lib_erbs.htm
Extractions: Website: http://www.nbpepa.org This association's mission is to provide support, promote public awareness, serve as a resource to families and professionals, and provide a network of information to increase the understanding of Brachial Plexus injuries and discover new and better ways to treat children with the injury. They have support groups with a directory available. They will provide assistance to individuals who wish to start a support group in their locality. The Network provides parent-to-parent matching through their database of families. They are matched by location or severeness of injury. This association publishes a biannual newsletter, Outreach , at no cost to members and a brochure, "What is Brachial Plexus Injury?"
Brachial Plexus Injury / Erb's Palsy Information about the condition and of surgical procedure to treat it.Category Health Conditions and Diseases brachial plexus palsyBrachial Plexus Injury / Erb's Palsy. http://www.bcm.tmc.edu/pednsurg/disorder/brachial.htm
Extractions: The surgical procedure requires special anesthesia, an operating microscope, sophisticated electropysiological monitoring equipment and numerous specialists in order to meticulously expose and identify each of the nerves of the brachial plexus and the surrounding structures. Most children with a brachial plexus injury have damage to multiple nerves and more than one procedure must be performed. Recovery of some function can be expected within four months of surgery, with younger children recovering at a faster rate. Of those who undergo surgery, recovery, in the appropriate time frame, is 85-90% of full unction o the aected muscle groups in the upper extremities above the elbow. Injuries involving nerves below the elbow have a lower rate of improvement (approximately 50-60%) due to the locations of these nerves and the distance needed for regeneration. No child who has been treated at the TCH Brachial Plexus Clinic has ever been made worse. For those infants unlikely to have any functional recovery if managed conservatively, brachial plexus surgery can make the difference between a normal life and one burdened with significant disability, reduced life options, and increased medical expenses. To contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Extractions: What is it? The brachial plexus is a group of nerve cables that connect the spinal cord in the neck to the nerves that supply the arm. The nerve roots that arise from C5 to C8 and T1 segments of the spinal cord join to form the brachial plexus that branch out to form the various nerves that supply the upper limb. Injury to this important group of nerve cables can occur during difficult delivery, when the brachial plexus is stretched or torn. What causes it? When delivery is difficult, as in a large baby, or breech presentation, or prolonged labor, the neck is stretched, and this can lead to a neuropraxia (nerve stretch) which is temporary or an axonotmesis or neurometsis (disruption or tear) which may be irreversible. Most often, the upper part of the brachial plexus is involved (C5 and 6) and is called Erbs palsy. Less often, the lower part of the brachial plexus is involved (C7, T1) and is called Klumpke"s paralysis. In some situations, the whole brachial plexus is involved. What are the symptoms?
Extractions: Royersford, PA 19468 Overview Home Contacts and Supporting Organizations ... There are 3 types of Brachial Plexus injuries: Stretch - which vary in degrees of intensity, however nerves in plexus are often compressed due to swelling or bruising from birth trauma of shoulder getting caught on the pelvic bone. Stretch injuries will spontaneously recover in 1-2 years of age with 90-100% return of function. neuroma which is scar tissue that compresses the nerves may occur also and surgical intervention is needed to remove it. Avulsion (most severe injury) - nerves are pulled from the spinal cord as evidenced by a totally flaccid extremity, which requires surgery and possibly muscle transfer to gain function. Horner's syndrome may be present if this is involved. Patient with a brachial plexus injury will usually present with arm internally rotated, abducted and wrist somewhat flex depending on level of lesion. Scapular winging is a common problem of all brachial plexus injuries due to impairment of the long thoracic nerve. Phrenic nerve damage can also occur in brachial plexus injury.
Birth Injury Lawyers FYI - Brachial Plexus Palsy: Birth Injury brachial plexus palsy, or Erb's Palsy, is a condition in which the nerves connecting the spinal cord to the shoulder, arm, and wrist are damaged. The result is either impaired use or complete paralysis of the arm or hand. http://www.birthinjuryfyi.com/brachial_plexus_palsy.html
Extractions: Home Send to a Friend Set as Home Page Contact Us ... Shoulder Dystocia The National Brachial Plexus/Erb's Palsy Association, the Brachial Palsy Foundation, and the United Brachial Palsy Network are three national organizations that offer support and raise money for brachial palsy. Other organizations with information or services include the National Organization of Rare Disorders, the National Rehabilitation Information Center, and the National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities.
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Extractions: The National Brachial Plexus/Erb's Palsy Association, Inc., is not affiliated or connected with other brachial plexus organizations and is not responsible for their actions. The National Brachial Plexus/Erb's Palsy Association, Inc., does not advocate compensation for loss, nor does it give legal advice. The National Brachial Plexus/Erb's Palsy Association, Inc., Websites and Webpages are to assist families and care givers regarding care and prevention of brachial plexus palsy, however we cannot accept responsibility or liability for the information given. If you have any comments or concerns regarding these webpages, please contact us at the information below.
United Brachial Plexus Network Information, support, statistics, event calendar, ask a doctor, ask a therapist, share your story, Category Health Conditions and Diseases brachial plexus palsyIf you're here to learn more about what an Erbs Palsy or BrachialPlexus injury is, please click here for a detailed explanation. http://www.ubpn.org/
UBPN | Information used to describe brachial plexus injuries include Erb's Palsy (upper trunk injury),Klumpke's Palsy (lower trunk injury), brachial plexus palsy, ErbDuchenne http://www.ubpn.org/ubpnweb.nsf/web/information.html
Extractions: The United Brachial Plexus Network (UBPN) is a registered non-profit 501(c)3 organization devoted to providing information, support and leadership for families and those concerned with brachial plexus injuries worldwide. Available resources include: Our extensive website; Online registry, various outreach and awareness programs, and Outreach, our in-depth publication. Beginning in 2000, UBPN will also produce an annual comprehensive Resource Directory. The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that control the muscles of the shoulder, arm, elbow, wrist, hand and fingers. Injury to nerves of the brachial plexus can result in full to partial paralysis of one or both arms (bilateral brachial plexus injury). Possible symptoms of a brachial plexus injury include: a limp or paralyzed arm; lack of muscle control in the arm or hand. Other terms commonly used to describe brachial plexus injuries include: Erb's Palsy (upper trunk injury), Klumpke's Palsy (lower trunk injury), Brachial Plexus Palsy, Erb-Duchenne Palsy, Horner's Syndrome (when facial nerves are also affected), and "Burners" or "Stingers" (usually associated with sports-related brachial plexus injuries). Torticollis is another term sometimes used in conjunction with brachial plexus injuries.
Brachial Plexus Palsy Clinic Information about brachial plexus palsy for parents, physicians, therapists and nurses. From St Louis Children's Hospital, Washington University Medical School. http://www.derived.net/comps/bppc2/top.html
NINDS Brachial Plexus Injuries Information Page Information sheet compiled by NINDS, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.Category Health Conditions and Diseases brachial plexus palsy brachial plexus palsy Foundation c/o 210 Springhaven Circle Royersford, PA 19468Brachial@aol.com http//membrane.com/bpp Tel 610792-4234 Fax brachial@aol http://www.ninds.nih.gov/health_and_medical/disorders/brachial_doc.htm
Extractions: Mayo Clinic Locations: Arizona Florida Minnesota Mayo Clinic ... Medical Services Brachial Plexus Brachial Plexus Treatment Obstetric Palsy Traumatic Injuries Appointments ... Medical Services Depending on the type and severity of the brachial plexus injury, symptoms may include: The diagnosis of an obstetrical brachial plexus injury is typically established soon after birth, but may be delayed. The initial patient evaluation should occur as early as possible. This will consist of careful clinical history and physical examination and may also include imaging and electrical studies. It still is appropriate to have the child evaluated later, as reconstructive options may still be available, although the treatment options and results in such cases are generally more limited. Patients will be evaluated sequentially throughout their childhood to monitor functional recovery. Options depend on the type and severity of the injury, and age of the child. During the recovery phase, range of motion activities and strengthening of muscles in the limb should be performed.
Care And Treatment For Brachial Plexus Palsy. brachial plexus palsy is caused by a birth injury to the brachial plexus,the nerve network that controls movement and sensation of the arm. http://www.stlouischildrens.org/articles/kids_parents.asp?ID=196
Extractions: St. Louis Children's Hospital offers state-of-the-art pediatric care, delivered in a child-friendly, compassionate environment. And our affiliation with the Washington University School of Medicine assures our young patients receive the latest medical treatments and advances in a complete range of specialties. Adolescent Center Allergy and Pulmonary Medicine (Including Asthma Services) Ambulatory Medicine Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder Program ...
Tanya's Brachial Plexus Page For parents of children with brachial plexus and Erb's palsy. Questions and answers, thoughts and Category Health Conditions and Diseases brachial plexus palsy My daughter was born June 29th 1995 She received an injury at birth called BrachialPlexus Palsy (BPP) This page was started to help others dealing with this http://members.tripod.com/~ttandd/
BPI Sites K. Terzis; The Brachial Plexus; Birth Injuries; brachial plexus palsyFoundation; Birth Weight Brachial Plexus Injury; Children and http://members.tripod.com/~ttandd/links.html
Brachial Plexus Palsy Clinic Overview, Preoperative evaluation. Selective dorsal rhizotomy, Postoperativecare for children. Patient selection, Postoperative care for adults. St. http://cerebralpalsy.wustl.edu/top.html