|Title: ||Radial tunnel syndrome: results of surgical decompression by a postero-lateral approach|
|Authors: ||Simón Pérez, Clarisa|
García Medrano, Belén
Rodríguez Mateos, José Ignacio
Coco Martín, María Begoña
Faour Martín, Omar
Martín Ferrero, Miguel Ángel
|Issue Date: ||2014|
|Publisher: ||Springer Verlag|
|Description: ||Producción Científica|
|Citation: ||Int Orthop. 2014 ;38(10):2129-35|
|Abstract: ||Purpose Our purpose is to describe the results obtained in
surgical treatment of a series of patients with symptoms of
radial tunnel syndrome.
Methods We performed a prospective study on 42 patients (43
limbs) operated for radial tunnel syndrome between 1996 and
2010, using a posterior-external approach.
Results Using the Roles and Maudsley criteria, 21 patients
had excellent results (48.8%), 16 good (37.2%) and six fair
results (13.9%). Most patients were satisfied with the surgery,
reporting symptom relief and improved functionality.
Conclusions Radial tunnel syndrome consists of intermittent
compression of the posterior interosseous nerve in the forearm,
with pain and functional disability of the forearm, without
motor or sensory electromyogram alterations. Because it is
often confused with enthesitis of the epicondyle muscle insertions
(an entity often occurring simultaneously), differential
diagnosis is necessary with treatment-resistant epicondylitis.
The most effective treatment is surgical, releasing all possible
nerve compression sites.|
|Keywords: ||Síndrome del tunel radial|
|Peer Review: ||SI|
|Appears in Collections:||DEP11 - Artículos de revista|