A peripheral nerve syndrome occurring in the extensor compartment of the forearm secondary to extrinsic compressive or intrinsic inflammatory processes
Presenting as a painful spontan...
Identifiable risk factor related to overuse usually present
Progressive weakness of thumb, fingers, and wrist extension
Pain in the forearm/wrist dependent on site of PIN pathology
Guided by etiology
Conservative management almost always first line:
Rest/activity modification/physical therapy
Emergency department (ED) treatment:
History of repetitive forearm pronation/supination with key exam findings of forearm pain, extensor weakness, and normal sensation
Good prognosis with activity modification and conserva...
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