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33 Possible Causes for Unable to Make a Fist

  • Radial Nerve Palsy

    Although radial nerve palsy associated with a closed humeral shaft fracture may be managed by observation, it is our experience that an open humeral shaft fracture with radial nerve palsy requires exploration of the nerve. In a series of 14 patients with radial nerve palsy caused by an open humeral shaft[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome

    Abstract Abstract Radial tunnel syndrome (RTS) is thought to result from intermittent and dynamic compression of the posterior interosseous nerve (PIN) in the proximal part of the forearm associated with repeated supination and pronation. The diagnostic criteria encompassing RTS are purely clinical and the term[…][doi.org]

  • Median Neuropathy

    […] to make a fist.[en.wikipedia.org] More specifically, the patient's index and middle finger cannot flex at the MCP joint, while the thumb usually is unable to oppose.[en.wikipedia.org] […] and medial or lateral epicondylitis. [9] A lesion to the upper arm area, just proximal to where motor branches of forearm flexors originate, is diagnosed if the patient is unable[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Radiculomyelopathy

    Examination reveals a positive finger-escape sign, and he is unable to make a fist and release 10 times in 10 seconds.[orthobullets.com]

  • Systemic Scleroderma

    Swelling and sclerosis reduce hand movements, so patients may be unable to make a fist, or to place the palmar surfaces together - the 'prayer sign'.[patient.co.uk]

  • Diffuse Scleroderma

    Swelling and sclerosis reduce hand movements, so patients may be unable to make a fist, or to place the palmar surfaces together - the 'prayer sign'.[patient.co.uk]

  • Myelopathy

    Examination reveals a positive finger-escape sign, and he is unable to make a fist and release 10 times in 10 seconds.[orthobullets.com]

  • Wrist Fracture

    Other indications of a finger fracture are a shortened finger, a depressed knuckle or if your finger crosses over an adjacent finger when you make a partial fist.[ucsfhealth.org] If you have a wrist fracture, you may be unable to hold a grip.[ucsfhealth.org] If you have a finger fracture, you may be unable to move your finger.[ucsfhealth.org]

  • Kyphoscoliosis

    Some patients develop frank joint contractures and many are unable to make a tight fist due to inflexibility of the interphalangeal joints.[disorders.eyes.arizona.edu]

  • Geleophysic Dysplasia

    Here is a few photo's for you to view, we did a few experimental surgeries on both her hands because she has claw hand deformity her hands are unable to make a fist, & her[angelfire.com] However, he was unable to make a fist with either hand in infancy.[healio.com] […] fingers unable to bend.[angelfire.com]

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