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VOLUME 7 , ISSUE 3 ( November, 2012 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Beware the painful nerve palsy; neurostenalgia, a diagnosis not to be missed

Jane Halliday, Tim Hems, Hamish Simpson

Keywords : Neurostenalgia, Limb lengthening, Decompression, Radial nerve

Citation Information : Halliday J, Hems T, Simpson H. Beware the painful nerve palsy; neurostenalgia, a diagnosis not to be missed. 2012; 7 (3):177-179.

DOI: 10.1007/s11751-012-0143-6

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 30-11-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

We present a case of painful radial nerve palsy following application of a humeral lengthening frame. At re-operation, the radial nerve was found to be compressed against a distal pin. This was re-sited providing immediate pain relief and a gradual resolution of the radial nerve palsy. Pain in association with a nerve palsy should alert the clinician to the possibility of nerve compression that may benefit from urgent decompression.


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