Entrapment and compressive neuropathies

Med Clin North Am. 2009 Mar;93(2):285-315, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2008.09.009.


Entrapment and compressive neuropathies of the upper and lower extremities are frequently encountered disorders in the office. Certain clinical clues in the history and examination, along with electrodiagnostic testing and imaging studies, often suggest the correct diagnosis. Some of the more common neuropathies are discussed, along with suggestions regarding testing and treatment.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Electromyography
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes / diagnosis*
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes / physiopathology
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes / therapy*
  • Orthotic Devices*
  • Physical Examination