Anatomic dissections relating the posterior interosseous nerve to the carpus, and the etiology of dorsal wrist ganglion pain

A. Lee Dellon, Sue S. Seif

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Abstract

Prompted by the finding of a neuroma, which clinically simulated a recurrent ganglion, we dissected the terminal branches of the posterior interosseous nerve. A constant relationship between these terminal branches and the scapholunate ligament was demonstrated. Since most, if not all, dorsal wrist ganglions arise from the scapholunate ligament, we suggest that the aching wrist pain associated with a dorsal wrist ganglion may be due to a compression neuropathy of the posterior interosseous nerve.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)326-332
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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