What is radial nerve palsy?

Also known as: radial nerve injury, radial nerve dysfunction, radial nerve palsy, crutch palsy, Saturday night palsy, wrist drop

The radial nerve is responsible for sensation and movement along the posterior aspect of the arm and hand. Injury to this nerve is referred to as radial nerve palsy, and the symptoms typically include loss of sensation along the posterior aspect of arm, forearm and hand.
 

Reviewed by: Aaron Berger, MD

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