Posterior interosseous nerve palsy in a child associated with recurrent dislocation of the head of the radius: Case report

R. Shane Tubbs, Christoph Griessenauer, Elias Rizk, Mohammadali Mohajel Shoja, Stephen F. Pehler, John C. Wellons, Michael J. Conklin

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Abstract

Injuries to the posterior interosseous nerve (PIN) appear to be very uncommon in children. In this paper, the authors describe a 9-year-old boy with a radial malunion and radial head instability that resulted in PIN compression. Surgical decompression via transection of the overlying supinator muscle with correction of the radial deformity and instability resulted in complete return of PIN function. The clinician should be aware of anterior dislocation of the radial head as a cause of PIN injury. Based on the authors' experience, nerve decompression and correction of the bone deformity result in return of normal PIN function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)389-391
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anatomy
  • Decompression
  • Forearm
  • Injury
  • Peripheral nerve
  • Radial nerve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Tubbs, R. S., Griessenauer, C., Rizk, E., Mohajel Shoja, M., Pehler, S. F., Wellons, J. C., & Conklin, M. J. (2013). Posterior interosseous nerve palsy in a child associated with recurrent dislocation of the head of the radius: Case report. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, 11(4), 389-391. https://doi.org/10.3171/2013.1.PEDS12411