Pronator Teres Syndrome & Injury – Symptoms & Treatment

Conditions of the Elbow


  • Pronator teres syndrome can be treated conservatively in 50–70% of cases with extremity rest
  • Injection of corticosteroids
  • Surgery to release the decompression

Pronator Teres Syndrome

Pronator teres syndrome is a compression neuropathy of the median nerve at the elbow. Ultrasound and MRI are the two imaging modalities which best lend themselves to investigating entrapment syndromes.

Pronator teres syndrome can present with :

  • pain of the proximal lower arm (forearm)
  • paresthesia of the forearm and the radial three digits and radial aspect of the fourth digit
  • weakness, on the other hand, is variable, often with unspecified grip clumsiness
  • the proximal forearm is painful to palpation, and Tinel’s sign can be elicited on palpation of the pronator teres muscle

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