Wartenberg Syndrome

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Wartenberg Syndrome
Pathophysiology Entrapment of the superficial radial nerve at the distal forearm
Clinical Features Pain and paraesthesia around the distal radial forearm and dorsal radial hand

Wartenberg Syndrome, also known as watch strap or handcuff neuropathy, is a condition where the superficial radial nerve is entrapped at the distal forearm.

Pathophysiology

The superficial radial nerve is entraped in the subcutaneous tissue as it exits between the brachioradialis and extensor carpi radialis longus tendons.

Aetiology

Other than entrapment from handcuffs or watch straps, it can be caused be a tight cast or post-operative scarring.

Clinical Features

It causes pain and paraesthesia around the distal radial forearm and dorsal radial hand.

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