- Causes of Brachial Plexus Palsy
Most injuries occur during birth while moving through the birth canal.
The baby's neck and shoulders may be stretched too far apart, damaging
or tearing nerves. The stretching or damage may be caused by forceps
delivery in large babies. However, newborns of all sizes, including
premature babies can have these injuries.
1 in 1000 births suffer Down Syndrome.
2 or 3 per 1000 births suffer Cerebral Palsy.
1 per 3500 boys suffer Muscular Dystrophy.
1 in 1000 births suffer from Spina Bifida.
3 in 1000 births suffer Brachial Plexus Palsy.
280,000 infants are born with serious disabilities each year.
- Surgery Research:
The Brachial Plexus clinic at Texas Children's Hospital
in Houston, TX evaluates and plans treatment for children who have had
Brachial Plexus injuries.
- Scraping of Neuroma (neurolysis)
- Nerve Grafts - nerves are transplanted to reconnect damaged nerve or
The clinic continues to research the methods to treat BPP to fully
understand every aspect of the injury.
for your interest in
reaching out, touching,
the children affected by BPP.
The Brachial Plexus Palsy Foundation
210 Spring Haven Circle
Royersford, PA 19468
For more information follow the links below
Understanding Brachial Plexus Palsy
To make a contribution to the Brachial
Plexus Palsy Foundation
email us or call (610)792-0974.
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