Tardy palsy of descending branch of posterior interosseous nerve: sequela to plate osteosynthesis of forearm bones

Hitesh Lal, Pankaj Bansal, Rahul Khare, Deepak Mittal
Journal of Hand Surgery 2010, 35 (2): 274-6
We report a case of tardy paralysis of the descending branch of the posterior interosseous nerve as a consequence of plate osteosynthesis for fracture of both bone forearms. The patient had been operated on 23 years earlier and palsy occurred after a gap of 19 years. The most probable antecedent cause of the palsy was the use of a high-profile implant. The patient was treated by removal of the plate and tendon transfer.

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