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Could i correct an arm size/strength imbalance from radial nerve palsy?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Radial nerve palsy: Which affects the muscles of the arm or forarm cannont be corrected in terms of size of the muscles unless the source of the palsy is corrected. For a chronic situation though, typically tendon transfers are used to improve funciion. These are quite well laid out, tendon transfers, and any hand surgeon can assist in discusing the details.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is there any way I can correct an arm size/strength imbalance from radial nerve palsy?

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Dr. Mark Deitch
Hand Surgery 30 years experience
Be patient: If your nerve is intact (i.e., was not cut) then very likely you will recover function. It will take 6 months to 2 years to recover maximal function. Don't be concerned about the appearance of your arm. Focus on improving the function of your hand and wrist. A hand surgeon, with a hand therapist, can give you a program to aid in strengthening, improving function and determining your prognosis.

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