Anterior interosseous nerve palsy following closed fracture of the proximal ulna - A case report and review of the literature

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Abstract

Complete paralysis of the anterior interosseous nerve was seen in 32-year-old army officer 5 weeks after he sustained a minimally displaced fracture of the proximal ulna. The fracture was immobilized in an arm cast. Thirteen weeks after injury, the cast was removed following evidence of bone union. Complete recovery of the flexor pollicis longus was noted 17 weeks after the injury, while recovery of the flexor profundus to the index finger to grade four lasted 10 months. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case reported in the English language literature in which anterior interosseous nerve palsy follows isolated fracture of the proximal ulna.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-64
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Orthopaedic and Traumatic Surgery
Volume107
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1987
Externally publishedYes

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