SA Orthopaedic Journal
Print version ISSN 1681-150X
A patient presented with an open midshaft radius and ulna fracture which was treated with debridement and open reduction and internal fixation using the LC-DCP technique. Postoperatively the patient had isolated loss of flexor pollicis longus function which recovered fully after 10 weeks with a 'wait-and-see' policy. An isolated traction neuropraxia of the branch of the anterior interosseous nerve to the flexor pollicis longus muscle is the presumed cause.