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Can you please suggest treatment of radial arm palsy?

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Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Wrist drop: Radial nerve palsies result in the inability to extend the wrist. A nerve conduction velocity test will confirm the diagnosis. It is important to identify the cause in order to treat the radial nerve palsy. Splinting is the first line of treatment followed by physical therapy and occupational therapy to restore function to the forearm and hand.

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Last updated Mar 17, 2015

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