crutch palsy


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crutch pa·ral·y·sis

a form of pressure paralysis affecting the arm and caused by compression of the infraclavicular brachial plexus or radial nerve by the crosspiece of a crutch.
Synonym(s): crutch palsy
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Injury to the radial nerve at the axilla by direct pressure—e.g., due to improper use of crutches or pressure caused by hanging the arm over the back of a chair
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crutch palsy

Neurology Injury to the radial nerve at the axilla by direct pressure–eg, due to improper use of crutches or pressure caused by hanging the arm over the back of a chair.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.