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Posterior interosseous nerve palsy: an unusual complication of rheumatoid arthritis: case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  20965550     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVES: Posterior interosseous nerve (PIN) palsy is a very rare complication of rheumatoid arthritis affecting the elbow joint. It results in weakness of extension of the fingers and may be confused with extensor tendon rupture and wrist drop due to radial nerve damage.
METHODS: We present a case of PIN palsy secondary to rheumatoid synovitis and review the previously reported cases.
RESULTS: Eighteen cases of PIN palsy due to rheumatoid arthritis have been reported so far in the literature.
CONCLUSIONS: It is important to recognize this complication and early intervention is necessary to prevent permanent damage.
Aruna Malipeddi; V Ram M Reddy; George Kallarackal
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1532-866X     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Arthritis Rheum.     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306053     Medline TA:  Semin Arthritis Rheum     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  576-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Rheumatology, University Hospitals of Leicester, Infirmary Square, Leicester, United Kingdom.
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