Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 333–336 | Cite as

CT evaluation of the shoulder in children with Erb's palsy

  • R. J. Hernandez
  • L. Dias


The majority of children with traumatic injuries of the brachial plexus recover with only minor sequelae. Some patients develop residual deformity, however. This deformity may consist only of internal rotation contractures, but in some patients subluxation of the humeral head may be present. CT is useful in the evaluation of: the presence or absence of subluxation, deformity of the glenoid and the proper placement of the humeral head in plaster or orthotic devices.


Public Health Internal Rotation Humeral Head Brachial Plexus Traumatic Injury 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Hernandez
    • 1
    • 2
  • L. Dias
    • 1
  1. 1.Children's Memorial HospitalChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiology Section of Pediatric RadiologyUniversity of Michigan Hospitals C.S. Mott Children's Hospital C3123Ann ArborUSA

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