Upper Limb Neuro
 

Upper Limb Radiculopathy

 
 
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Overview

    • Signs of Radiculopathy

    • Lower motor neuron weakness affecting a myotomal distribution
    • Sensory loss affecting a dermatomal distribution
    • Causes of Radiculopathy

    • Intervertebral disc herniation
    • Osteoarthritis (osteophytosis)
    • Diabetes
    • Haematoma - epidural / subdural
    • Malignancy - spine, spinal cord
    • Infection - epidural abscess, tuberculosis, Lyme disease, syphilis, herpes zoster
    • Cervical Nerve Roots

    • RootDermatomeMyotomeReflex
      C4Superolateral shoulderShoulder abduction and elevationNil
      C5Outer armForearmShoulder abduction
      Elbow flexion
      Biceps
      C6Thumb & 2nd fingerWrist extensionSupinator
      C73rd finger
      Center of palm
      Elbow extension
      Wrist flexion
      Triceps
      C85th finger
      Ulnar border of hand
      Wrist extension
      Finger flexion
      Finger jerk
Last updated on July 1st, 2019
 
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