Injury to the nerves at the wrist or hand level can occur due to a number of causes, including direct trauma (such as a blow, fall, or laceration), compression (such as a constriction of the nerve due to a cast or splint), repetitive motions, or an underlying medical condition.
Diagnosis of an injury to the wrist or hand level nerve typically involves a physical examination, imaging tests such as an X-ray or MRI, and a nerve conduction study.
Differential diagnosis for injury of the wrist or hand level nerve includes carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, radial nerve palsy, and peripheral nerve entrapment.
Treatment for an injury of the wrist or hand level nerve depends on the type and severity of the injury. Non-surgical treatment options may include immobilization, medications, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. If the injury is severe, surgery may be necessary.
The prognosis for an injury of the wrist or hand level nerve depends on the type and severity of the injury. In most cases, treatment is successful and the patient can make a full recovery.