wrist drop

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wrist drop

A condition in which the hand is flexed at the wrist and cannot be extended. It may be due to injury of the radial nerve or paralysis of the extensor muscles of the wrist and hand.
Synonym: drop hand
See also: drop
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Irreparable radial nerve palsy due to delayed diagnostic management of a giant lipoma at the proximal forearm resulting in a triple tendon transfer procedure: case report and brief review of literature.
The preservation of fracture haematoma, soft tissue and periosteum around the fracture that occurs with closed unreamed nailing has been proposed for high rates of union and good results with no risk of iatrogenic radial nerve palsy.
Intra operative peripheral nerve injuries were described as early as 1894.1 However, their incidence remains vague and is probably underestimated.2 Radial nerve injury has been reported following cardiac surgery,3 pyelolithotomy,4 laparoscopic adrenalectomy,4 laprotomy5 and orthopaedic surgery.6 A case of radial nerve palsy following appendectomy under general anaesthesia is presented.
The paper also demonstrated the positive role of timely physiotherapy in the restoration of normal function in transient radial nerve palsy resulting from intraoperative right lateral positioning for Kuntscher intramedullary nail insertion.
transferred 1 PTM branch to the ECRL and transferred the FCR branch to the PIN in patients with radial nerve palsy or posterior cord injury.
One known association of humeral fractures is the radial nerve palsy. Treatment of the radial nerve palsy can be conducted surgically or nonsurgically.
However, Fang Ji et al (4) in his study reported one patient with radial nerve dysfunction which recovered five months after second surgery and Pospula et al (6) reported one patient with transient radial nerve palsy. Livani et al (7) reported good results in 35 cases of mid-distal humeral shaft fractures without iatrogenic radial nerve lesions.
Furthermore, anteromedial plating is not suitable for humeral shaft fracture patients with concurrent radial nerve palsy or injury, which has a reported incidence rate of 2–17%,[sup][29] since the central or distal radial nerve is not exposed during the operation.
Radial nerve palsy is the most common peripheral nerve injury and approximately 12% of humeral shaft fractures are complicated by a radial nerve paralysis (1-3).