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Revista de Chimie, Volume 71, Issue 1, pp. 400-404 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.37358/RC.20.1.7865

Vlad Carbunaru, Ana Maria Oproiu, Adrian Barbilian, Chen Feng-Ifrim, Alexandra Ciotei

Managing Radial Nerve Injuries Associated with Humeral Fracture

Abstract:

The overall prevalence of radial nerve injury after humeral shaft fractures is up to 18% representing the most common peripheral nerve injury associated with long bone fractures. Spiral or oblique fractures of the junction between the middle and distal third of the humeral shaft are at greater risk for radial nerve injury. Iatrogenic damage to the radial nerve may also occur during manipulations of closed reduction. A prospective study between 2017-2019 following 5 patients (all male, with ages between 30 and 56 years old), who were treated at our clinic for complete radial nerve palsy after a high-energy fracture of the humerus. All the patients were followed-up for a mean of 6 months (range 4 - 15 months) post op. The first 3 cases showed the initial signs of recovery 4 weeks after the operation. In the last 2 cases a palliative radial intervention was required. The consequences of the radial nerve palsy associated with humeral fractures is strongly related to trauma mechanism. In high energy fractures, severe contusion or transection of the nerve must be expected. In this case, nerve recovery is unlikely and the patients should be informed of the poor prognosis and the need of tendon transfers.
Keywords:
humeral fracture; compression; upper limb; radial nerve; callus

Issue: 2020 Volume 71, Number 1
Pages: 400-404
https://doi.org/10.37358/RC.20.1.7865
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CARBUNARU, V., OPROIU, A.M., BARBILIAN, A., FENG-IFRIM, C., CIOTEI, A., Managing Radial Nerve Injuries Associated with Humeral Fracture, Rev. Chim., 71(1), 2020, 400-404.

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Carbunaru V, Oproiu AM, Barbilian A, Feng-Ifrim C, Ciotei A. Managing Radial Nerve Injuries Associated with Humeral Fracture. Rev. Chim.[internet]. 2020 Jan;71(1):400-404. Available from: https://doi.org/10.37358/RC.20.1.7865


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Carbunaru, V., Oproiu, A.M., Barbilian, A., Feng-Ifrim, C. & Ciotei, A. (2020). Managing Radial Nerve Injuries Associated with Humeral Fracture. Revista de Chimie, 71(1), 400-404. https://doi.org/10.37358/RC.20.1.7865


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Carbunaru, V., Oproiu, A.M., Barbilian, A., Feng-Ifrim, C., Ciotei, A. (2020). 'Managing Radial Nerve Injuries Associated with Humeral Fracture', Revista de Chimie, 71(1), pp. 400-404. https://doi.org/10.37358/RC.20.1.7865


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V. Carbunaru, A.M. Oproiu, A. Barbilian, C. Feng-Ifrim, A. Ciotei, "Managing Radial Nerve Injuries Associated with Humeral Fracture". Revista de Chimie, vol. 71, no. 1, pp. 400-404, 2020. [online]. https://doi.org/10.37358/RC.20.1.7865


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Vlad Carbunaru, Ana Maria Oproiu, Adrian Barbilian, Chen Feng-Ifrim, Alexandra Ciotei,
Managing Radial Nerve Injuries Associated with Humeral Fracture,
Revista de Chimie,
Volume 71, Issue 1,
2020,
Pages 400-404,
ISSN 2668-8212,
https://doi.org/10.37358/RC.20.1.7865.
(https://revistadechimie.ro/Articles.asp?ID=7865)
Keywords: humeral fracture; compression; upper limb; radial nerve; callus


RIS
TY - JOUR
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A2 - Oproiu, Ana Maria
A3 - Barbilian, Adrian
A4 - Feng-Ifrim, Chen
A5 - Ciotei, Alexandra
JF - Revista de Chimie
JO - Rev. Chim.
PB - Revista de Chimie SRL
SN - 2668-8212
Y1 - 2020
VL - 71
IS - 1
SP - 400
EP - 404
UR - https://doi.org/10.37358/RC.20.1.7865
KW - humeral fracture
KW - compression
KW - upper limb
KW - radial nerve
KW - callus
ER -


BibTex
@article{RevCh2020P400,
author = {Carbunaru Vlad and Oproiu Ana Maria and Barbilian Adrian and Feng-Ifrim Chen and Ciotei Alexandra},
title = {Managing Radial Nerve Injuries Associated with Humeral Fracture},
journal = {Revista de Chimie},
volume = {71},
number = {1},
pages = {400-404},
year = {2020},
issn = {2668-8212},
doi = {https://doi.org/10.37358/RC.20.1.7865},
url = {https://revistadechimie.ro/Articles.asp?ID=7865}
}
 
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