Radial neuropathy

Introduction
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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, Director of the Neuromuscular Disease Section and the Electromyography Laboratory at the University of Kansas Medical 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.

In This Article

Introduction
Historical note and nomenclature
Clinical manifestations
Clinical vignette
Etiology
Pathogenesis and pathophysiology
Epidemiology
Prevention
Differential diagnosis
Diagnostic workup
Prognosis and complications
Management
Pregnancy
Anesthesia
References cited
Contributors