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Radial nerve palsy in an elite bodybuilder
  1. A B Y Ng,
  2. J Borhan,
  3. H R Ashton,
  4. A N Misra,
  5. D R M Redfern
  1. Orthopaedic Unit, Royal Preston Hospital, Preston, Lancashire, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Mr Ng, Orthopaedic Unit, Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan Lane, Wigan WN1 2NN, Lancashire, UK; 


A case is reported of high radial nerve palsy in an elite bodybuilder caused by an extrinsic mass effect of muscular hypertrophy. Surgical decompression resulted in complete clinical resolution.

  • bodybuilder
  • radial nerve
  • muscular hypertrophy
  • wrist drop

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