radial nerve palsy


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radial nerve palsy

a type of mononeuropathy characterized by radial nerve damage with symptoms of forearm muscle weakness and sensory loss. It may be caused by excessive compression of the radial nerve against a hard surface in individuals insensitized by the intake of alcohol or sedatives. It may also be caused by the repeated compression of the nerve by various weights. Time and the withdrawal of causative compression usually ensure full recovery. Also called Saturday night palsy.
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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.
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 during surgery.
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.
3 patients had pre operative radial nerve palsy, out of which 2 patients recovered completely.