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Posterior interosseous nerve palsy following placement of the compass elbow hinge for acute instability: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10357535     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a case of posterior interosseous nerve palsy that developed after application of a hinged elbow external fixation device. Our hypothesis that forearm pronation during ulnar half pin insertion may have been causative is supported by anatomic findings noted during subsequent cadaveric dissection. Based on our observations we recommend that the ulnar half pins required with this device be inserted with the forearm in supination.
M M Tomaino; D G Sotereanos; J Westkaemper; A Plakseychuk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hand surgery     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0363-5023     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Surg Am     Publication Date:  1999 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-07-08     Completed Date:  1999-07-08     Revised Date:  2009-06-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7609631     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  554-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Nails
Dislocations / surgery*
Elbow Joint / injuries*
External Fixators*
Joint Instability / surgery*
Paresis / etiology*
Postoperative Complications*
Radius Fractures / surgery*

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