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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities offers the article, Learn the Signs, Act Early, which explains what to look for in developmental milestones in regard to controlling head, arm, leg, hand and body muscles in the developing infant.
Evaluating Brachial Plexus Birth Injuries from Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburg. This article describes the brachial plexus and resultant upper extremity injury due to a difficult birth as one of the most common injuries during the birthing process. The article discusses the Anatomy of the Injury, Examination and Diagnosis, Surgical Intervention, Recovery and Outcomes.
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