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Revista Cubana de Ortopedia y Traumatología

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CABRERA VILTRES, Nelson et al. Trapping syndrome of the anterior interosseous verve. Rev Cubana Ortop Traumatol [online]. 2011, vol.25, n.2, pp.117-127. ISSN 0864-215X.

Introduction: trapping syndrome of anterior interosseous nerve is an uncommon disease, however, a great number than reported came to consultation. This is due to among other factors, to the lack of knowledge of this entity leading to a misdiagnosis and a insufficient treatment. Objective: to assess the results obtained with surgical treatment of this disease. Methods: a quasi-experimental study was conducted in 18 patients diagnosed with trapping syndrome of anterior interosseous nerve operated on the upper extremities services of the "Frank País" International Orthopedic Scientific Complex from December 1, 2003 to March 31, 2009. Results were assessed by application of a modified score for the study group from the Cooney and Shah and Jones score. Results: the mean age of group was of 31.8 years with a rank between 17 and 58 years which included 14 female patients and 4 male patients; the latency time was of 5.7 months with a rank between 3 and 9 months. The pains, a positive Tinel sign for interosseous nerve; is present in the 100 % of cases. Results were assessed between good and excellent in 14 patients (77.8 %). In any case the results were assessed as poor. Conclusions: the surgical treatment is an effective choice method in face a trapping syndrome of anterior interosseous nerve t hat may be involved for a longstanding latency period.

Palabras clave : anterior interosseous nerve; surgery; upper limb.

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