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Nerve damage that causes motor deficit of arm abduction at shoulder, sensory deficit over deltoid muscle, and flattened deltoid.
Cause of injury to axillary nerve (C5, C6)
Extended compression of axilla by back of chair or crutches. Can cause injury to the radial (C5-C8) nerve.
Cause of injury to radial (C5-C8) nerve.
Nerve damage causing motor deficit of brachioradialis, extensors (wrist and fingers), supinators, triceps. Sign: wrist drop. Sensory deficit: posterior arm, dorsal hand and thumb.
Cause of proximal lesion of median nerve (C5-C8, T1).
Nerve damage causing sensory deficit in lateral 3 and a half fingers, and loss of opposability of thumb
Cause of distal lesion of median nerve (C5-C8, T1)
Nerve damage causing deficit in lateral finger and wrist flexion. Sensory deficit in lateral 3 and a half fingers. Sign is ulnar deviation of wrist upon flexion.
Cause of ulnar nerve (C8, T1) proximal lesion
Cause of ulnar nerve (C8, T1) distal lesion, from falling onto outstretched hand.
Nerve damage causing medial finger and wrist flexion deficit, sensory deficit in medial 1 and a half fingers. Sign is radial deviation on wrist flexion.
Nerve damage causing deficit in abduction and adduction of fingers, adduction of thumb, and extension of 4th and 5th fingers.
Cause of damage to musculocutaneous (C5-C7) nerve
Nerve damage causing motor deficit of becips, brachialis, coracobrachialis, and flexion of arm at elbow. Find sensory deficit at lateral forearm.
Cause of injury to obturator nerve (L2-L4)
Nerve damage causing motor deficit in thigh adduction and sensory deficit of medial thigh.
Cause of injury to femoral nerve (L2-L4)
Damage to this nerve causes motor deficit in thigh flexion and leg extension, and sensory deficit in anterior thigh and medial leg.
Cause of injury to common peroneal nerve (L4-S2).
Nerve damage causing deficit in foot eversion and dorsiflexion, toe extension, foot drop, foot slap, steppage gait. Sensory deficit of anterolateral leg and dorsal aspect of foot.
Causes damage to tibial nerve (L4-S2).
Nerve damage causing deficit in foot inversion and plantarflexion, and toe flexion. Sensory deficit in sole of foot.
Contralateral hip drops when standing on leg ipsilateral to site of lesion. Sign of superior gluteal nerve (L4-S1) injury.
Cause of injury to superior gluteal nerve (L4-S1)
Nerve damage causing deficit in thigh abduction. Positive Trendelenburg sign.
Cause of injury to Inferior gluteal nerve (L5-S2).
Nerve damage. Can't jump, can't climb stairs, can't rise from seated position, can't push inferiorly.
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