Double Crush Syndrome of the Upper Extremity.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

»: The double crush hypothesis originally proposed that compression of a peripheral nerve at a proximal site increases its susceptibility to additional distal lesions. »: The etiology of double crush syndrome is likely multifactorial as mechanical, systemic, pharmacologic, or environmental factors may increase a patient's susceptibility to this syndrome. »: To date, there remains no standardized definition of double crush syndrome, and there is no consensus on its exact pathophysiology or diagnostic criteria. »: Patients with double crush syndrome should be counseled that surgical repair may produce inferior outcomes compared with those who are treated for isolated entrapment neuropathies.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Phan, A; Shah, S; Hammert, W; Mesfin, A

Published Date

  • December 15, 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 12

PubMed ID

  • 34910699

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2329-9185

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2106/JBJS.RVW.21.00082


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States