Formosan Journal of Surgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 139--142

Late-onset radial nerve palsy associated with conservatively managed humeral shaft fracture


Wahyu Widodo, Elfikri Asril, Rizky Priambodo Wisnubaroto 
 Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia-Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia

Correspondence Address:
Wahyu Widodo
MD, No. 71, Salemba, Jalan Pangeran Diponegoro, Kenari, RW.5, Kenari, Senen, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10430
Indonesia

Radial nerve palsy commonly associated with humeral shaft fracture, at the time of injury (primary), after manipulation (secondary), or late onset (not related to injury or manipulation). For the latter, there are still few documented cases regarding late-onset radial nerve palsy. In this case report, we present a case of late-onset radial nerve palsy associated with humeral shaft fracture treated with coaptation splint, which became evident 5 weeks after treatment. Surgical exploration revealed that the radial nerve had become stretched and encapsulated in callus and fibrous tissue. Neurolysis was performed with subsequent recovery of the radial nerve 12 weeks after the surgery.


How to cite this article:
Widodo W, Asril E, Wisnubaroto R. Late-onset radial nerve palsy associated with conservatively managed humeral shaft fracture.Formos J Surg 2019;52:139-142


How to cite this URL:
Widodo W, Asril E, Wisnubaroto R. Late-onset radial nerve palsy associated with conservatively managed humeral shaft fracture. Formos J Surg [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Aug 9 ];52:139-142
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