A Case Report of Isolated Radial Nerve Palsy physiotherapy

hassan abadi, H and Azhari, A and Rahimi, H and Vasei, M (2014) A Case Report of Isolated Radial Nerve Palsy physiotherapy. Journal of Paramedical Sciences & Rehabilitation, 3 (1). pp. 74-80.

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Abstract

Isolated radial nerve palsy is caused by pressing this nerve and it is usually caused by the excessive pressure either in the uterus or during the labor. Isolated radial nerve palsy should be considered different from brachial plexus damages. In brachial plexus damages depending on the damage degree and involved spinal roots, different disorders such as disability in brachial abduction, disability in elbow, wrist and digital flexion and extension may be observed, however, in isolated radial nerve palsy weakness is only reported in extension power. In isolated radial nerve palsy depending on the level of pressure and damage, different symptoms are suspected but the most common symptom is inability in extension of wrist and fingers, which is called wrist drop. This phenomenon is a rare condition and usually recuperates by itself. In the present case report, we have described a newborn case with isolated radial nerve palsy. This male newborn was born after a long labor during which his radial nerve was pressed, so he was born with wrist drop. By prescribing Physical therapy modalities including IR (Infrared), Gentle Massage, Electrical Stimulation (IDC), Gentle Rang of Motion, the patient was completely revealed from the disease.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WL Nervous system
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Paramedical Science and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: jpsr jpsr
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2017 16:28
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2017 16:28
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/6471

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