Tardy posterior interosseous nerve palsy due to childhood osteomyelitis: A case report

R. J. Spinner, M. Spinner

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Abstract

A partial posterior interosseous nerve (PIN) paralysis developed in a patient more than 2 decades after having childhood osteomyelitis of the metaphysis of the radius. In previous reports of tardy PIN palsy, the radial head was dislocated (frequently in cases of unrecognized Monteggia fracture- dislocations), causing compression at the arcade of Frohse. In the patient whose case is discussed here, the radial head was located; compression of the PIN at the arcade of Frohse, in combination with traction against inflamed periosteum, likely resulted in the late development of clinical symptoms and signs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1049-1051
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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