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The brachial plexus is an intricate network of nerves located between the neck and shoulders. These nerves control the motor function in the shoulder, chest, arms, and hands, and controls feeling in the upper limbs. During some births, a child can sustain serious injury to the brachial plexus. Brachial palsy is an injury that occurs in about 1 to 3 out of every 1,000 births. The nerves of the brachial plexus can be stretched, compressed, or torn in a difficult delivery.

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How Does Brachial Palsy Affect a Child?

Injuries could occur in part or all of the brachial plexus, but damage to different areas will cause different results. The upper brachial plexus affects muscles of the shoulder and elbow, while the lower brachial plexus affects muscles of the forearm and hand. Damage to one of these areas could lead to weak or dysfunctional nerves. Some damage can even cause the child to have difficulty breathing.

Types of Brachial Palsy

These injuries are categorized according to the kind of nerve injury and pattern of nerves involved; however, there are four main types of damage.


The nerve is stretched, but not torn. This is the most common form and usually leads to recovery in 3 months.


The nerve is torn but not where it attaches to the spine. This is a relatively common injury and may need surgery.


The nerve roots are torn from the spinal cord. This happens in 10% to 20% of cases, and it cannot be surgically repaired directly. This injury can also affect breathing and cause droopy eyelids.


The nerve has tried to heal, but scar tissue is interfering with nerve function. This injury may require surgery.

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