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Delayed nerve repair with epineural microsutures in traumatic radial nerve palsy: a case report

Abstract

Introduction: Traumatic radial nerve palsy is a condition that need surgical management. Patients who neglect their symptoms or under diagnosed on examination, cause delays to their surgery treatment. Direct nerve repair with epineural microsutures is still the gold standart of surgical treatment for severe axonotmesis and neurotmesis injuries. In this article, we reported a case of nerve repair with epineural microsutures in traumatic radial nerve palsy.

Case presentation: A 14-year-old male complained cramps, tingling, and numbness of his left arm and he was unable to extend his left wrist and fingers after he got a left arm injury 3 months ago. The electromyography (EMG) shown that left radial nerve lesion at left radial sulcus. Direct nerve repair is performed by epineural microsutures.  Two weeks after surgery, we found improvement on the sensory process, but no improvement on the motoric process.

Conclusion: Direct nerve repair with epineural microsutures is an effective treatment for radial nerve injury, but the timing for surgery influencing the result of operation.

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How to Cite

Yanti, N. L. P. J., & Mahadewa, T. G. B. (2019). Delayed nerve repair with epineural microsutures in traumatic radial nerve palsy: a case report. Bali Medical Journal, 8(3), S534-S536. https://doi.org/10.15562/bmj.v8i3.1572

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Ni Luh Putu Julita Yanti
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