Lateral Antebrachial Cutaneous Nerve Palsy

ICD-9 Classification / Treatment
Etiology / Natural History Associated Injuries / DDx
Anatomy Complications
Clinical Evaluation Follow-up Care
Xray / Diagnositc Tests Review References

synonyms: Lateral Antebrachial Cutaneous Nerve Palsy, LABC palsy, 

LABC Palsy ICD-9


LABC Palsy Etiology / Epidemiology / Natural History

  •  LABC neuropraxia is the most common complication after distal biceps tendon repair.  Increased rate of LABC neurapraxias to the necessary retraction of the nerve during exposure and preparation of the bicipital tuberosity in the single anterior incision approach.

LABC Palsy Anatomy

LABC Palsy Clinical Evaluation


LABC Palsy Xray / Diagnositc Tests


LABC Palsy Classification / Treatment

  •  LABC nerve injury is typically a neuropraxia from retraction, and is generally treaed with observation..

LABC Palsy Associated Injuries / Differential Diagnosis


LABC Palsy Complications

LABC Palsy Follow-up Care


LABC Palsy Review References

  • Bisson L, Moyer M, Lanighan K, Marzo J. Complications associated with repair of a distal biceps rupture using the modified two-incision technique. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2008 Jan-Feb;17(1 Suppl):67S-71S.