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Ultrasound diagnosis of bony nerve entrapment: case series and literature review.

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Erra, C; Granata, G; Liotta, G; Podnar, S; Giannini, M; Kushlaf, H; Hobson-Webb, LD; Leversedge, FJ; Martinoli, C; Padua, L
Published in: Muscle Nerve
September 2013

INTRODUCTION: Nerve entrapment due to osseous callus formation is a rare complication after bone fracture. Electrodiagnostic studies and routine radiographic imaging often fail to demonstrate the pathology. The diagnosis is difficult and is often made incidentally upon surgical exploration. Nerve ultrasonography has not been used routinely to assess such lesions. METHODS: We report 5 cases of nerve entrapment in osseous callus after fractures that occurred in 2011 and 2012. The diagnosis was made by ultrasound (US). We then performed a review of the relevant literature. CONCLUSIONS: US is becoming an invaluable tool for diagnosing peripheral nerve entrapments. The current cases suggest that nerve US should be strongly considered as an adjunctive diagnostic tool for nerve palsies developing after trauma.

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Published In

Muscle Nerve

DOI

EISSN

1097-4598

Publication Date

September 2013

Volume

48

Issue

3

Start / End Page

445 / 450

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Ultrasonography, Doppler
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Peripheral Nerves
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Neural Conduction
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans
 

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Erra, C., Granata, G., Liotta, G., Podnar, S., Giannini, M., Kushlaf, H., … Padua, L. (2013). Ultrasound diagnosis of bony nerve entrapment: case series and literature review. Muscle Nerve, 48(3), 445–450. https://doi.org/10.1002/mus.23845
Erra, Carmen, Giuseppe Granata, Giovanna Liotta, Simon Podnar, Mauro Giannini, Hani Kushlaf, Lisa D. Hobson-Webb, Fraser J. Leversedge, Carlo Martinoli, and Luca Padua. “Ultrasound diagnosis of bony nerve entrapment: case series and literature review.Muscle Nerve 48, no. 3 (September 2013): 445–50. https://doi.org/10.1002/mus.23845.
Erra C, Granata G, Liotta G, Podnar S, Giannini M, Kushlaf H, et al. Ultrasound diagnosis of bony nerve entrapment: case series and literature review. Muscle Nerve. 2013 Sep;48(3):445–50.
Erra, Carmen, et al. “Ultrasound diagnosis of bony nerve entrapment: case series and literature review.Muscle Nerve, vol. 48, no. 3, Sept. 2013, pp. 445–50. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/mus.23845.
Erra C, Granata G, Liotta G, Podnar S, Giannini M, Kushlaf H, Hobson-Webb LD, Leversedge FJ, Martinoli C, Padua L. Ultrasound diagnosis of bony nerve entrapment: case series and literature review. Muscle Nerve. 2013 Sep;48(3):445–450.
Journal cover image

Published In

Muscle Nerve

DOI

EISSN

1097-4598

Publication Date

September 2013

Volume

48

Issue

3

Start / End Page

445 / 450

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Ultrasonography, Doppler
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Peripheral Nerves
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Neural Conduction
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans