Radial Nerve Entrapment Questions & Answers

Updated: Feb 24, 2020
  • Author: Mark Stern, MD; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is of radial nerve entrapment?

What is the anatomy relevant to radial nerve entrapment?

What is the Seddon classification of radial nerve entrapment injuries?

What is the Sunderland classification of radial nerve entrapment injuries?

What causes radial nerve palsy?

What causes radial tunnel syndrome?

What causes posterior interosseous nerve syndrome?

How common is radial nerve entrapment?

Which factors affect the prognosis of radial nerve entrapment?

What is the prognosis of radial nerve entrapment following surgery?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of radial nerve palsy?

What are the signs and symptoms of radial tunnel syndrome?

What are the signs and symptoms of posterior interosseous nerve syndrome?

What are the signs and symptoms of Wartenberg syndrome?

Workup

What is the role of radiography in the diagnosis of radial nerve entrapment?

What is the role of MRI in the diagnosis of radial nerve entrapment?

What is the role of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of radial nerve entrapment?

What is the role of electrodiagnostic testing in the evaluation of radial nerve entrapment?

What is the role of cortisone and lidocaine injections in the workup of radial nerve entrapment?

Treatment

What are the treatment options for radial nerve entrapment?

What is included in conservative treatment of radial nerve entrapment?

What are the surgical options for the treatment of radial nerve entrapment?

What is included in preoperative care for radial nerve entrapment?

How is surgery performed for the treatment of radial nerve entrapment?

What precautions should be taken when exposing the posterior interosseous nerve during the surgery for radial nerve entrapment?

What is the surgery treatment for Wartenberg syndrome?

What is included in postoperative care following surgery for radial nerve entrapment?

What are complications of radial nerve entrapment?

What is included in the long-term monitoring following surgery for radial nerve entrapment?