What is the prognosis of radial mononeuropathy?

Updated: Jun 14, 2018
  • Author: Wayne E Anderson, DO, FAHS, FAAN; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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  • Prognosis depends on the degree and type of radial nerve injury. In most cases of mild injury, recovery after several months is expected.

  • In cases where recovery fails, tendon transfer surgery may provide adequate hand function.

  • Electromyographic testing may help not only to localize the lesion but also to provide prognostic information.

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