Radial Mononeuropathy Follow-up

Updated: May 22, 2017
  • Author: Wayne E Anderson, DO, FAHS, FAAN; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

Physical therapy may accelerate improvement after tendon transfer for irreversible radial nerve injury.

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Prognosis

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  • Prognosis depends on the degree and type of radial nerve injury. In most cases of mild injury, recovery after several months is expected.
  • In cases where recovery fails, tendon transfer surgery may provide adequate hand function.
  • Electromyographic testing may help not only to localize the lesion but also to provide prognostic information.
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Patient Education

In patients with posterior interosseous lesions, discuss avoidance of repetitive supination of the forearm.

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