What Does the Prognosis Look Like?
If your child receives a diagnosis for a brachial plexus injury, the prognosis depends on the severity. In some cases, Erb’s palsy or Klumpke’s palsy will clear up after six months, but you have severe cases of this birth disorder where the disability will remain a constant reminder. The loss of movement in the shoulders, arms, or hands could stay with the child for life. In that way, brachial plexus injuries have many resemblances to cerebral palsy because they both cause paralysis. In general, however, cerebral palsy bears a prognosis that is grimmer than brachial plexus injuries. Most infants with a brachial plexus injury will recover, however, some symptoms may persist.