Wrist drop

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(Med.) paralysis of the extensor muscles of the hand, affecting the hand so that when an attempt is made to hold it out in line with the forearm with the palm down, the hand drops. It is chiefly due to plumbism. Called also hand drop.

See also: Wrist

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Motor replacement surgery via tendon transfer in radial nerve palsy.
Of all humerus fractures 33 cases had fracture shaft of humerus, out of which 7 cases were having fracture either very near to the surgical neck of humerus or were less than three centimetres from olecranon fossa into the shaft; 9 cases were treated with open reduction and internal fixation with DCP plate either because of radial nerve palsy pre-operatively or due to narrow marrow cavity; 1 case was treated with bridge plating due to comminution, 3 cases were treated with external fixator due to open contaminated injuries.
6) Nasab and coworkers reported two cases of radial nerve palsy after the dorsal approach with one patient making a recovery and the second patient having persistent injury for 4 months postoperatively.
Radial nerve palsy associated with humeral shaft fracture: evaluation with US-initial experience.
6 A case of radial nerve palsy following appendectomy under general anaesthesia is presented.
In patients suffering from radial nerve palsy, tendon transfer of the FCU to the extensor carpi radialis longus and extensor digitorum communis muscles is commonly done (Lieber & Friden, 1997; Lieber et al.
Key words: intraoperative positioning, cervical traction, radial nerve palsy, physiotherapy
However, Fang Ji et al (4) in his study reported one patient with radial nerve dysfunction which recovered five months after second surgery and Pospula et al (6) reported one patient with transient radial nerve palsy.
Furthermore, anteromedial plating is not suitable for humeral shaft fracture patients with concurrent radial nerve palsy or injury, which has a reported incidence rate of 2–17%,[sup][29] since the central or distal radial nerve is not exposed during the operation.
We have experienced one transient radial nerve palsy and one fracture distal to the window.