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Benign joint hypermobility with neuropathies: documentation and mechanism of median, sciatic, and common peroneal nerve compression.

Authors
  • March, L M
  • Francis, H
  • Webb, J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical rheumatology
Publication Date
Mar 01, 1988
Volume
7
Issue
1
Pages
35–40
Identifiers
PMID: 2842107
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We report three patients in whom carpal tunnel syndrome was due to neurapraxis as a consequence of unusual sleep postures enabled by their benign joint hypermobility syndrome (BJHS). A fourth patient also had bilateral sensory sciatic neuropathy and a common peroneal palsy, similarly due to regularly adopted unusual postures. Recognition of such cause-effect mechanisms and their simple solution in BJHS should obviate needless investigation and unnecessary surgery.

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