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Radial Nerve Entrapment eMedicine Orthopedics

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Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1244110-overview

Description: Radial nerve compression or injury may occur at any point along the anatomic course of the nerve and may have varied etiologies. The most frequent site of compression is in the proximal forearm in the area of the supinator muscle and involves the posterior interosseous branch. However, problems can occur proximally in relation to fractures of the humerus at the junction of the middle and proximal thirds, as well as distally on the radial aspect of the wrist.
Author: Mark Stern, MD 2008 Updated: Sep 2, 2009

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Author/Contact: Mark Stern, MD
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Language: English

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Added: Thu Apr 03 2008
Last Modified: Sat Oct 10 2009