Condition of the Left Arm Progressed to an Adult – Male
This exhibit depicts an age progression of a child with Erb’s Palsy to an adult utilizing forensic aging techniques. Erb’s Palsy is a paralytic condition of the upper limb caused by injury to the brachial plexus. The advancement of his condition delineates a hypoplastic right arm (approximately 12.5% shorter than the right arm) with slight flexion contracture of the wrist and elbow. His hand right hand is also decreased in size with the inability for finger extension.