Radial nerve neurotmesis in closed humeral shaft fracture: unusual case

Prabhu Manickam S., Lydia M., Gunalan K., Narayanan V. L., Ezhil Rajan B.


Radial nerve neurotmesis constitutes a major problem in the treatment of closed fractures of the mid-shaft of the humerus. A case of radial nerve neurotmesis associated with a closed fracture of mid-shaft of the humerus is reported. Radial nerve neurotmesis was found at the fractured site. Early exploration of the nerve and primary internal fixation of the fracture was done which gave a satisfactory result.


Closed fracture humerus, Radial nerve neurotmesis, Tinel’s sign

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