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Focal Neuropathy Mimicking Focal Dystonia in a Child: Diagnostic and Rehabilitative Tools

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Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital “Policlinico-Vittorio Emanuele”, 95123 Catania, Italy
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Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences, Human Anatomy and Histology Section, School of Medicine, University of Catania, 95123 Catania, Italy
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Department of Orthopedics, University Hospital “Policlinico-Vittorio Emanuele”, 95123 Catania, Italy
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Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences, University of Catania–U.O. Rehabilitation A.O.U. “Policlinico-Vittorio Emanuele”, 95123 Catania, Italy
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Spasticity and Movement Disorders Unit, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Section, OORR-University of Foggia, 71122 Foggia, Italy
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J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 2019, 4(3), 54; https://doi.org/10.3390/jfmk4030054
Received: 13 June 2019 / Revised: 2 August 2019 / Accepted: 3 August 2019 / Published: 5 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Movement & Neurodegenerative Diseases)
Object: Focal neuropathy results from an injury of any etiology that occurs in a peripheral nerve. The lesion may be followed by alteration of the sensory sphere (either dysesthesia or paresthesia with or without neuropathic pain), or by compensatory attitudes that are attributable to the altered contraction in muscles that are innervated by the injured nerve. Methods: We describe the case of a 13-year-old boy who attended our hospital for a focal neuropathy of the radial nerve. Conclusion: This neuropathy was revealed after the removal of a plaster Zimmer splint that was applied following a post-traumatic subluxation of the metacarpal-trapezoid joint. View Full-Text
Keywords: children; magnetic resonance imaging; focal neuropathy; dystonia children; magnetic resonance imaging; focal neuropathy; dystonia
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Pavone, P.; Di Rosa, M.; Musumeci, G.; Caccamo, M.; Greco, F.; Pavone, V.; Smilari, P.; Santamato, A.; Vecchio, M. Focal Neuropathy Mimicking Focal Dystonia in a Child: Diagnostic and Rehabilitative Tools. J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 2019, 4, 54.

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