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Erb's Palsy (Erb-Duchenne Palsy) and Injury to the Brachial Plexus Affecting Roots from C5-C6

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

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Description:

Erb's palsy (Erb-Duchenne palsy) is caused by a sudden tension on the roots of C5 and C6 following a sudden and marked increase in the angle between the shoulder and the neck. This results in a lower motor neuron injury affecting certain muscles in the upper extremity.

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