Neuropathy in Colles' Fracture
Michael Rubin and Carl W Heise
Background: Peripheral nerve injury at
the wrist following Colles' fracture is rare and usually located
in the region of the fracture. Mononeuropathies in the proximal
forearm have not been reported. Method: We present
two patients with Colles' fracture with proximal forearm neuropathies.
Results: Both cases were associated with mononeuropathies
in the forearm as proximal as the elbow, involving the median,
ulnar and radial nerves in one, and the median and ulnar nerves
in the other. Conclusion: Following Colles' fracture
proximal nerve involvement may occur and, with increased awareness,
this lesion may be identified more frequently.
J. Neurol. Sci. 1997; 24: 77-78