Radial Nerve Palsy in Fracture Shaft of Humerus

Kamath, Surendra U. and Bharadwaj, Amit (2015) Radial Nerve Palsy in Fracture Shaft of Humerus. International Journal of Scientific Research, 4 (5). pp. 116-118. ISSN 2277 - 8179

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A radial nerve injury associated with a humeral shaft fracture is an important injury pattern among trauma patients. This study is to find out the incidence of radial nerve palsy and to analyze results of treatment of fracture shaft of Humerus associated with radial nerve injury to improve outcome and avoid long-term morbidity.A total of eighty patients of fractures were analyzed with twenty immediate and five with secondary radial nerve palsy. Out of 25 patients, 20 presented with primary radial nerve palsy. 18 patients recovered completely.The outcome of radial nerve palsy was not found to be related to age group, sex, side, mechanism of injury, geometry of fracture, intraoperative condition of nerve, method of treatment of fracture and time of exploration of radial nerve.Our study recommends a conservative management and a complete recovery of the nerve can be quite delayed, patience is merited before considering tendon transfers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Humerus fractures, radial nerve injuries, outcome, recovery.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Surgery
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 27 May 2015 05:34
Last Modified: 27 May 2015 05:34
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142785

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