This is an interesting article I found on a student athlete from Iowa. The athlete is Adrian Clayborn. Adrian is now an able bodied 6-3 and 283 pound defensive end. Even at birth he was big weighing 11lbs 3oz.
Adrian’s size now works for him; however, during his birth it may have been a disadvantage. During birth large baby’s run the risk of getting stuck in the birth canal, a condition known as shoulder dystocia.
Shoulder dystocia is a very dangerous condition that can lead to an injury called Erb’s palsy or brachial plexus palsy. Erb’s palsy is caused by the stretching or tearing of a group of nerves in shoulder called the brachial plexus.
In fact, at birth Adrian Cayborn sustained this injury which causes numbness and/or loss of function in one or both arms.
Erb’s palsy is almost always preventable. To learn more about erb’s palsy / brachial plexus palsy as well as how a doctors negligence may have led to your child’s injury please visit our website or type erbs palsy in the search box of my blog.
Here is a link to the article featuring Adrian Clayborn.