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Radial nerve injury following dry needling.

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Radial nerve injury following dry needling.

BMJ Case Rep. 2018 Jan 26;2018:

Authors: McManus R, Cleary M

A 27-year-old secretary presented to an orthopaedic outpatients department with a 1-month history of left wrist drop following dry needling. On insertion of a needle, she reported spasms in her left hand followed by a wrist drop. An MRI scan was normal. Electromyogram and nerve conduction studies showed a neuropraxia of the left radial nerve. She was referred to a hand therapist for splinting and intensive hand therapy; however, her symptoms remain unchanged.

PMID: 29374631 [PubMed – in process]


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