AAEM case report #27: Acute retrohumeral radial neuropathies Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Acute radial neuropathies localized to the retrohumeral course of the radial nerve are common. Most individuals fully recover within a matter of days or, at the most, a few weeks. In a few, recovery may take longer and occasionally remains incomplete. In almost all instances the site of injury to the radial nerve can be accurately localized to the region of the spiral groove and the relative contributions of conduction block and axonal degeneration assessed using electrophysiologic techniques.

publication date

  • July 1993