Arch Plast Surg.  2019 Mar;46(2):171-175. 10.5999/aps.2017.01606.

Median nerve entrapment in a callus fracture following a pediatric both-bone forearm fracture: A case report and literature review

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  • 1Department of Plastic Surgery, Habib Bourguiba Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia. amine_fourati@medecinesfax.org
  • 2Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Habib Bourguiba Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia.

Abstract

Forearm fractures are common injuries in childhood. Median nerve entrapment is a rare complication of forearm fractures, but several cases have been reported in the literature. This case report discusses the diagnosis and management of median nerve entrapment in a 13-year-old male who presented acutely with a both-bone forearm fracture and numbness in the median nerve distribution. Following the delayed diagnosis, surgical exploration revealed complete nerve entrapment and a nerve graft was performed.

Keyword

Humans; Forearm injuries; Fractures, bone; Median nerve; Transplants

MeSH Terms

Adolescent
Bony Callus*
Delayed Diagnosis
Diagnosis
Forearm Injuries
Forearm*
Fractures, Bone
Humans
Hypesthesia
Male
Median Nerve*
Nerve Compression Syndromes
Transplants
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