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Doctor insights on: Radial Tunnel Syndrome

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What is radial tunnel syndrome?

What is radial tunnel syndrome?

Nerve entrapment: Entrapment of the radial nerve and in particular the posterior interosseous nerve branch that gives rise to pain in the proximal forearm, weakness of extension of the wrist and fingers, and numbness to the radial dorsum of the hand. Most commonly compressed at leading margin of supinator of the forearm. ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on surgery for radial tunnel syndrome?

Can you give me more info on surgery for radial tunnel syndrome?

Radial nerve decompr: The surgery occurs over the radial aspect of the forearm and involves decompression of the motor and sensory branches of the radial nerve. The nerve is most commonly compressed at the arcade of froshe the leading edge of the supinator. Or the leash of henry a vascular structure. Should eliminate your pain and numbness to the dorsum of the hand. Usually done under general anesthesia or regional. ...Read more

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Is radial tunnel syndrome surgery the same as tennis elbow surgery?

Is radial tunnel syndrome surgery the same as tennis elbow surgery?

Elbow surgery: No. Radial tunnel surgery involves decompressing the radial nerve at the forearm. Tennis elbow surgery involves debriding the extensor capri radialis brevis tendon inflamed origin. ...Read more

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Can tennis elbow coexist with radial tunnel?

Can tennis elbow coexist with radial tunnel?

Very much so: They r hard 2 diagnose @ times as the symptoms r very similar in location. The physical examination can usually separate 1 from the other. Often emg/ncs r needed to help distinguish 1 from the other, especially if care is not sought early. ...Read more

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I had a bilteral radial tunnel release, 5 months post op, but no pain relief. Negative EMG/NCS. Xrays & MRI are good. Hindering my ability to work.

I had a bilteral radial tunnel release, 5 months post op, but no pain relief. Negative EMG/NCS. Xrays & MRI are good. Hindering my ability to work.

SUGGEST: Let's assume delayed healing, and reliable post-op workup. Your next step involves rehabilitation intervention, and would strongly endorse experienced hand therapist, usually an occupational therapy background in concert with a physical therapy team. You need a rehab facility, with extensive experience, as all clinics are NOT equal, and some could be wasted effort. Good luck. ...Read more