Radial tunnel-posterior interosseous nerve entrapment syndrome

P. G. Matz, N. M. Barbaro

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Radial nerve palsies are most commonly a result of trauma. However, the radial nerve is also vulnerable to entrapment just distal to the elbow in a region know as the radial tunnel. In this location, the posterior interosseous branch of the radial nerve is susceptible to nontraumatic compressive neuropathy. Entrapment of the posterior interosseous nerve may produce weakness, pain, or both. Such lesions are initially treated with rest and use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory medications. Lesions refractory to initial therapy should be explored with decompression of the posterior interosseous nerve in the radial tunnel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-26
Number of pages8
JournalTechniques in Neurosurgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000


  • Entrapment
  • Posterior interosseous nerve
  • Radial nerve
  • Radial tunnel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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