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Peripheral nerve palsies in victims of the Hanshin-Awaji earthquake.

Abstract

On January 17, 1995, the Hanshin-Awaji earthquake directly hit a metropolis and destroyed approximately 120,000 houses. Many people were buried under the debris of the Japanese style wooden houses or were injured by falling furniture. Twenty-five patients (35 extremities) with earthquake associated peripheral nerve palsy were studied and followed up for 2 years. The characteristic feature of earthquake associated palsies was combined nerve palsy induced by prolonged compression. There were 11 extremities with brachial plexus palsy; two extremities with combined radial, median, and ulnar nerve palsy; two extremities with combined median and ulnar nerve palsy; two extremities with radial nerve palsy; two extremities with ulnar nerve palsy; 10 extremities with combined femoral and sciatic nerve palsy; one extremity with combined tibial and peroneal nerve palsy; and five extremities with compartment syndrome of the leg. Many peripheral nerve palsies were induced by nerve ischemia. Most patients had good spontaneous recovery. The prognosis of these palsies generally was good.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kansai Rosai Hospital, Hyougo, Japan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10335300

Citation

Yoshida, T, et al. "Peripheral Nerve Palsies in Victims of the Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake." Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 1999, pp. 208-17.
Yoshida T, Tada K, Uemura K, et al. Peripheral nerve palsies in victims of the Hanshin-Awaji earthquake. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1999.
Yoshida, T., Tada, K., Uemura, K., & Yonenobu, K. (1999). Peripheral nerve palsies in victims of the Hanshin-Awaji earthquake. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, (362), 208-17.
Yoshida T, et al. Peripheral Nerve Palsies in Victims of the Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1999;(362)208-17. PubMed PMID: 10335300.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Peripheral nerve palsies in victims of the Hanshin-Awaji earthquake. AU - Yoshida,T, AU - Tada,K, AU - Uemura,K, AU - Yonenobu,K, PY - 1999/5/21/pubmed PY - 1999/5/21/medline PY - 1999/5/21/entrez SP - 208 EP - 17 JF - Clinical orthopaedics and related research JO - Clin Orthop Relat Res IS - 362 N2 - On January 17, 1995, the Hanshin-Awaji earthquake directly hit a metropolis and destroyed approximately 120,000 houses. Many people were buried under the debris of the Japanese style wooden houses or were injured by falling furniture. Twenty-five patients (35 extremities) with earthquake associated peripheral nerve palsy were studied and followed up for 2 years. The characteristic feature of earthquake associated palsies was combined nerve palsy induced by prolonged compression. There were 11 extremities with brachial plexus palsy; two extremities with combined radial, median, and ulnar nerve palsy; two extremities with combined median and ulnar nerve palsy; two extremities with radial nerve palsy; two extremities with ulnar nerve palsy; 10 extremities with combined femoral and sciatic nerve palsy; one extremity with combined tibial and peroneal nerve palsy; and five extremities with compartment syndrome of the leg. Many peripheral nerve palsies were induced by nerve ischemia. Most patients had good spontaneous recovery. The prognosis of these palsies generally was good. SN - 0009-921X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10335300/Peripheral_nerve_palsies_in_victims_of_the_Hanshin_Awaji_earthquake_ L2 - http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&PAGE=linkout&SEARCH=10335300.ui DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -