pronator teres syndrome

pronator teres syndrome

entrapment or compression of the median nerve in the proximal forearm usually where the nerve passes between the two heads of the pronator teres muscle.

pro·na·tor te·res syn·drome

(prō-nā'tōr ter'ēz sin'drōm)
Entrapment or compression of the median nerve in the proximal forearm, usually where the nerve passes between the two heads of the pronator teres muscle.

pronator syndrome

, Pronator teres syndrome
A neurological disorder caused by entrapment of the median nerve at the elbow. Symptoms and signs include aching in the wrist with a subjective feeling of poor coordination; paresthesias extending into the hand; paresis of the thumb muscles; pain on pronation of the forearm and flexion of the wrist against resistance; and tenderness in the proximal thenar muscles. A positive Tinel's sign over the pronator teres muscles may be present. The disease usually affects the dominant arm in men. The condition may be treated with corticosteroid injections or orthopedic surgery.
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Conclusion: This study will increase the knowledge of the anatomical distribution of nerves to pronator teres and therefore help in the treatment of pronator teres syndrome and in various surgical procedures.
Carpal tunnel syndrome, pronator teres syndrome and anterior interosseous syndrome are three well described entrapment syndromes involving the median nerve or its branches.
Nevertheless the study would be useful for both physicians and surgeons to know the incidence and morphology of AHFPL as the cause in relation to anterior interosseous nerve syndrome and Pronator teres syndrome.