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Entrapment neuropathies of the upper extremity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12959706     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Symptoms of entrapment neuropathies are often intermittent, making the diagnosis a challenge; pain, paresthesias, exertional fatigue, weakness, and atrophy may be present. An accurate, detailed history and physical examination, often after activity, is essential to make an accurate diagnosis. Laboratory, radiographic, and electromyographic studies may be helpful, but are often normal. This article reviews the etiology, evaluation, and treatment of the most common upper extremity entrapment neuropathies related to sports participation. Most conditions respond to conservative measures of rehabilitation exercises, relative rest, correction of training and equipment errors, anti-inflammatory medications, and protective padding or bracing; occasionally surgical intervention is necessary.
Robert J Dimeff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current sports medicine reports     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1537-890X     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Publication Date:  2003 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-08     Completed Date:  2003-11-06     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101134380     Medline TA:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  255-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Desk A41, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Nerve Compression Syndromes* / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy
Upper Extremity / innervation*

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