radial nerve dysfunction
radial nerve dysfunctionRadial nerve neuropathy Neurology A peripheral neuropathy characterized by impaired movement and/or sensation of the back of the arm–triceps, forearm, or hand, due to radial nerve damage Etiology Radial nerve trauma or damage which may be a mononeuropathy, a finding typical of a local cause of nerve damage–direct trauma as occurs in crutch palsy, Saturday night palsy, fracture-related trauma, prolonged nerve pressure as occurs in odd positions while sleeping, compression resulting in hypoxia or entrapment as in carpal tunnel syndrome; systemic disorders may rarely cause isolated nerve damage–as in mononeuritis multiplex. See Carpal tunnel syndrome, Crutch palsy, Saturday night palsy.
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