High radial nerve palsy in a tennis player

Orthop Rev. 1993 Jan;22(1):90-2.


High radial nerve palsy occurred in a 47-year-old athlete following muscular overexertion. Surgical exploration showed a fibrous arch coming from the long head of the triceps and causing entrapment of the radial nerve. Radial nerve entrapment following muscular overexertion has been reported to be caused by fibrous arches coming from the lateral head of the triceps. Fibrous arches can occur from either the lateral or long head of the triceps muscle. The neuropathy that occurs can be irreversible.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Paralysis / etiology
  • Paralysis / surgery
  • Radial Nerve / injuries*
  • Radial Nerve / surgery
  • Tennis / injuries*