Radial neuropathy

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By Mazen Dimachkie MD

Radial neuropathy is also known as Saturday night palsy, Cheiralgia paresthetica, Supinator syndrome, Radial tunnel syndrome, Supinator channel syndrome, and Wartenberg syndrome. -ed.

In this update, Dr. Mazen M Dimachkie, Associate Professor and Director of the Neuromuscular Disease Program at the University of Texas, Houston Health Science Center, reviews the clinical presentation and treatment of radial neuropathies. A systematic literature review indicated that 11.8% of humeral fractures are associated with radial neuropathy. Electromyography and nerve conduction studies play a critical role in assessing radial neuropathies including their pathophysiology, severity, prognosis and management.