Erb’s palsy treatment is critical in attempting to combat weakness in the affected extremities. Your child’s physician can help you develop an effective treatment program. Time is of the essence when beginning Erb’s palsy treatment, so don’t wait to see if it goes away on its own.
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What’s the problem?
Treatment options for individuals with Erb’s palsy depend on the type and severity of the injury. Infants with milder injuries often heal on their own, but exercise and therapy are prescribed to ensure full recovery. Regular follow-up appointments track an infant’s progress and ensure that the treatment plan is on the right track.
Infants with mild injuries who do not heal by 3 to 4 months of age, or those with more severe injuries (such as avulsions or ruptures), need surgery to improve or correct nerve function. This surgery is best performed by a highly skilled team, and should ideally occur within three to six months after birth. After children turn 1 year old, nerve surgery may not be as successful.
In many cases, surgery restores useful shoulder, elbow, and hand function. Rehabilitation specialists and pediatricians assist in the post-surgical care, including prescription of physical therapy exercises and other recommended treatments to help the child function as normally as possible.
Do I have an Erb’s Palsy Lawsuit?
The Birth Injury Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in Erb’s palsy, cerebral palsy, & brachial plexus palsy lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.