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Wartenbergs Syndrome

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Other Names

  • Cheiralgia Paresthetica
  • Compression Neuropathy of Superficial Branch of Radial Nerve
  • Wartenbergs Syndrome

Background

  • This page refers to an entrapment of the superficial branch of the Radial Nerve

History

Epidemiology

  • Incidence is rare (need citation)

Pathophysiology

Illustration of the superficial branch of the radial nerve (click to enlarge).[1]
  • General
    • Entrapment of the superficial branch radial nerve
    • Sometimes termed superficial sensory radial nerve (SRN)
    • Sensory symptoms only, no motor
  • Etiology

Risk Factors

  • Females > Males

Differential Diagnosis


Clinical Features

  • Historu
    • Often poorly defined pain over dorsal hand and fingers
    • Sensory symptoms of burning, numbness, and tingling over the dorsal radial aspect of the wrist and hand
  • Physical Exam: Physical Examination Hand
    • Often normal
  • Special Tests

Evaluation

Radiographs

EMG/NCS

  • EMG/NCS can be helpful

Diagnostic nerve block

  • Should be considered in equivocal cases

Classification

  • N/a

Management

Nonoperative

Operative

  • Indications
    • Refractory to nonoperative therapy for 6 months.

Rehab and Return to Play

Rehabilitation

  • Needs to be updated

Return to Play/ Work

  • Needs to be updated

Complications and Prognosis

Prognosis

  • Unknown

Complications

  • Unknown

See Also


References

  1. Image courtesy of healthjade.net, "warternberg syndrome
Created by:
John Kiel on 21 June 2019 14:02:12
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13 April 2022 16:46:39
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