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Peripheral N. Injury

Peripheral Nerve Injuries

QuestionAnswer
Axillary Nerve Damage Fracture of the neck of the humerus, anterior dislocation of the shoulder.
Musculocutaneous Nerve Damage Fracture of the clavicle
Radial Nerve Damage Compression of the nerve in the radial tunnel, fracture of the humerus.
Median Nerve Damage Compression in the carpal tunnel, pronator teres entrapment.
Ulnar Nerve Damage Compression in the cubital tunnel, entrapment in Guyon's canal.
Femoral Nerve Damage Total hip arthroplasty, displaced acetabular fracture, anterior dislocation of the femur, hysterectomy, appendectomy.
Sciatic Nerve Damage Blunt force trauma to the buttocks, total hip arthroplasty, accidental injection to the nerve.
Obturator Nerve Damage Fixation of a femur fracture, total hip arthroplasty
Peroneal Nerve Damage Femur, tibia, or fibula fracture, positioning during surgical procedures.
Tibial Nerve Damage Tarsal tunnel entrapment, popliteal fossa compression.
Sural Nerve Damage Fracture of the calcaneus or lateral malleolus.
Created by: cdesai