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April 1974

Anterior Interosseous Nerve Palsy

Author Affiliations

Buffalo, NY
From the Department of Neurology, Edward J. Meyer Memorial Hospital, and Medical School, State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Herbst is now at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Arch Neurol. 1974;30(4):330-331. doi:10.1001/archneur.1974.00490340058014

Paralysis of the anterior interosseous branch of the median nerve presents a characteristic clinical picture of inability to flex the terminal phalanges of the thumb and index finger. Such a paralysis constitutes a substantial handicap. The causes and methods of treatment are varied. In the present patient, spontaneous resolution occurred.

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