Fractures in lower 1/3rd and those having preoperative radial nerve palsy
were preferably treated with open reduction and internal fixation with DCP plating.
Compressive radial nerve palsy
induced by military shooting training: clinical and electrophysiological study.
The physiotherapy unit was invited to manage the radial nerve palsy
Factors associated with radial nerve palsy
after operative treatment of diaphyseal humeral shaft fractures.
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).
We have not seen radial nerve palsy
Two of our patients developed radial nerve palsy
postoperatively, one of which recovered spontaneously within 20 wks.
Patients with multiple or open fractures, associated periarticular or intra-articular fractures of the shoulder or elbow, radial nerve palsy
, or entailed polytrauma were excluded.
In the study, one patient (4%) had transient iatrogenic radial nerve palsy
which recovered in three months.
Post-operative radial nerve palsy
was seen in one patient each in the DCP and LCDCP groups.
3 patients had pre operative radial nerve palsy
, out of which 2 patients recovered completely.
In the DCP group there was no incidence of post operative radial nerve palsy