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Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy

Basics Description Brachial plexus palsy results from stretch during birth that is caused by downward or upward traction on the arm. Secondarily, the muscles and bones of the upper extremity become contracted or deformed over time because of the resultant muscle imbalance. Although the injury occurs at birth, in mild cases it may not […]

Acromioclavicular Joint Separation

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Basics Description AC joint injuries range from a mild sprain of the supporting ligaments to a complete separation of the AC joint. The AC joint is a diarthrodial joint formed by the distal clavicle and the medial facet of the acromion. Interposed in the joint is a fibrocartilaginous disc, which helps distribute the […]