What is brachial plexus birth injury?

Also known as: brachial plexus birth injury, obstetrical brachial plexus injury, birth-related brachial plexus injury, OBPI, BPBI, Erb’s palsy, global palsy

The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that run from the spinal cord, through the neck, to the arm. Brachial plexus birth injury refers to damage to the brachial plexus that occurs at birth, and may be related to a difficult labor and delivery.

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