Pronator teres syndrome

What is pronator teres syndrome? 

The median nerve is entrapped in the proximal forearm by either the pronator muscle or its fibrous band, the lateral edge of the flexor digitorum superficialis, or the lacertus fibrosus.

Symptoms include pain on forced pronation, chronic aching in the forearm, and weakness of the intrinsic muscles of the hand.

A positive Tinel’s sign may be elicited at the level of the proximal region of the pronator teres.

What is Pronator teres syndrome treated ? 

Pronator teres syndrome is likewise treated conservatively with NSAIDs, TCAs, or pregabalin. If these fail, then steroid injections and surgical exploration if that fails.


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