J Reconstr Microsurg 2008; 24(8): 569-573
DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1090623
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Management of Radial Nerve Injury Associated with Humeral Shaft Fractures: An Evidence-Based Approach

Suzanne G. Elton1 , Marco Rizzo1
  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
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Publication Date:
16 October 2008 (online)


Injury to the radial nerve is not uncommonly associated with fractures of the humerus. Despite a considerable amount of information and literature regarding management of these associated injuries, a universally accepted algorithm for treatment remains elusive. This article assimilates the data and provides evidence-based recommendations regarding treatment.


Marco Rizzo, M.D. 

Mayo Clinic, 200 First St. SW

Rochester, MN 55905

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