Ulnar nerve palsy following a closed fracture of shaft of radius and ulna in a child
Author(s): M Zain-ur-Rehman, Ahsan J Butt, Aamina M Khan and Yousif AlKhalfan
Abstract: Ulnar nerve paly is a rare condition after closed fractures of the radius and ulna. It can present as neuropraxia mostly, but nerve entrapment and laceration should also be kept in mind. The authors present a case of a 14-year-old boy who developed ulnar nerve palsy following a left radius and ulna midshaft fracture with significant angulation and displacement. Intra-operatively, the ulnar nerve was found trapped on a spike of the ulna. At 20 weeks follow up, the patient had a complete recovery from the ulnar nerve palsy. It is important to evaluate the patient properly before any procedure or manipulation and manage according to the type of lesion.
M Zain-ur-Rehman, Ahsan J Butt, Aamina M Khan, Yousif AlKhalfan. Ulnar nerve palsy following a closed fracture of shaft of radius and ulna in a child. Int J Case Rep Orthop 2020;2(1):18-20. DOI: 10.22271/27078345.2020.v2.i1a.17
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