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042 A case of isolated musculocutaneous nerve injury following skydiving simulation
  1. Oshi Swarup,
  2. Belinda Cruse,
  3. Daniela Leupold and
  4. John King
  1. Department of Neurology, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Melbourne, VIC, Australia


Background Isolated musculocutaneous nerve injuries are rare, and mostly iatrogenic or traumatic.

Case Presentation We present a case of isolated musculocutaneous neurapraxia in an otherwise well young woman following uncomplicated simulated skydiving.

Management and Outcome While the injury was quite debilitating, complete neurological recovery occurred within two months without any intervention.

Discussion This case illustrates a rare pattern of neurological injury, caused by a recreational activity growing in popularity. The pattern of injury mimics that of an upper trunk brachial plexopathy or C5/6 radiculopathy. Increased awareness of the injury avoids misdiagnosis and affords the opportunity for prevention.

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