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Thursday, September 27, 2018   (1 Comments)
Posted by: AOASM
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This week is the radiology case question for September's football theme. See comments for the answer!

 

A 20 y/o collegiate football player presents for evaluation following last night’s game. After making a tackle, he noted immediate onset of weakness and burning/tingling pain down the right arm that lasted for a total of 30 minutes before spontaneously resolving. On exam, he has mild tenderness on the left paraspinal musculature and no tenderness along his clavicle. Upper extremity strength is 5/5 and neurological exam is intact. Xray at the facility is shown. What is his diagnosis? Is further imaging required at this time?

 

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AOASM says...
Posted Thursday, September 27, 2018
Answer: Brachial Plexus Neurapraxia (ie "burner" or "stinger"); no further imaging is indicated

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