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Posterior interosseous nerve palsy in a patient with rheumatoid synovitis of the elbow: a case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10447164     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 54-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis developed loss of finger extension in the left hand. History, physical examination, and electromyography led to the diagnosis of posterior interosseous nerve palsy secondary to synovitis of the elbow. Anterior decompression and synovectomy resulted in a complete recovery. A literature review describes similar cases and compares outcomes.
J G Westkaemper; S E Varitimidis; D G Sotereanos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hand surgery     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0363-5023     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Surg Am     Publication Date:  1999 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-09-20     Completed Date:  1999-09-20     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:  727-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA 15213, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / complications*
Elbow / innervation
Elbow Joint / innervation*
Fingers / innervation*
Middle Aged
Paralysis / etiology*,  surgery
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / etiology*,  surgery
Synovitis / etiology

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