• Surgical trainees neuropraxia? An unusual case of compression of the lateral cutaneous nerve of the forearm.

      Seoighe, D M; Baker, J F; Mulhall, K J; Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Eccles Street, Dublin 7, Ireland. deirdre.seoighe@gmail.com (2010-09)
      Compression of the lateral cutaneous nerve of the forearm is an uncommon diagnosis but has been associated with strenuous upper limb activity. We report the unique case of a 32-year-old male orthopaedic trainee who suffered this nerve palsy as a result of prolonged elbow extension and forearm pronation while the single assistant during a hip resurfacing procedure. Conservative measures were sufficient for sensory recovery to be clinically detectable after 12 weeks.