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Home Wellness Research Birth Trauma Spinal Cord Injury During Birth

Spinal Cord Injury During Birth

Wednesday, 29 October 2008 10:06

Recognized causative factors are traction on the infant's trunk during breech delivery, rotational stresses applied to the spinal axis, traction on the cord via the brachial plexus in shoulder dystocia, and hyperextension of the fetal head in breech delivery or transverse presentation. Recognition of these factors is the basis for prevention of this terrible accident.

Spinal-cord injuries during birth   Byers RK;   Dev Med Child Neurol 1975; 17(1):103-10