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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214401/predictors-of-surgical-outcomes-for-severe-cubital-tunnel-syndrome-a-review-of-146-patients
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Jinsong Tong, Zhen Dong, Bin Xu, Chenggang Zhang, Yudong Gu
BACKGROUND: Full recovery is unlikely for severe cubital tunnel syndrome, and prognostic factors remain uncertain. We aimed to identify predictors of surgical outcome for these patients. METHODS: One hundred forty-six patients with McGowan grade III cubital tunnel syndrome were evaluated retrospectively with a minimum follow-up of 2 years. All patients underwent either in situ decompression or subcutaneous transposition. The primary outcome measure was postoperative McGowan grade...
December 7, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182019/pain-and-function-following-revision-cubital-tunnel-surgery
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Kristen M Davidge, Gregory C Ebersole, Susan E Mackinnon
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine pain and functional outcomes following revision cubital tunnel surgery and to identify predictors of poor postoperative outcome. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted of all patients undergoing revision cubital tunnel surgery over a 5-year period at a high-volume peripheral nerve center. Intraoperative findings, demographic and injury factors, and outcomes were reviewed. Average pain, worst pain, and impact of pain on self-perceived quality of life were each measured using a 10-cm visual analog scale (VAS)...
November 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075520/the-feasibility-of-using-high-resolution-ultrasonography-to-assess-ulnar-nerve-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
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Jun Chen, Chun-Lei Wang, Shan Wu, Shan He, Jun Ren
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the usefulness of high-resolution ultrasonography for the diagnosis of polyneuropathy in diabetes mellitus patients by the examination of the ulnar nerves. METHOD: We recruited 100 healthy age-matched volunteers (50 women and 50 men) with 200 arms without diabetes or cubital tunnel syndrome as the control group. We assessed the upper limbs of 100 diabetes mellitus patients (45 women and 55 men), 40 of whom had electrophysiologically confirmed diabetic peripheral neuropathy and 60 had no diabetic peripheral neuropathy in the upper limbs...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036022/-important-details-in-performing-and-interpreting-the-scratch-collapse-test
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Lorna C Kahn, Andrew Yee, Susan E Mackinnon
The utility of the Scratch Collapse Test (SCT) has been demonstrated in examination of patients with carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes and long thoracic and peroneal nerve compressions. In our clinic, this lesser known test plays a key role in peripheral nerve examination where localization of the nerve irritation or injury is not fully understood. Test utility and accuracy in patients with more challenging presentations likely correlates with tester understanding and experience. This paper offers a clear outline of all stages of the test in order to improve inter-rater reliability...
October 12, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022782/intramuscular-compared-with-subcutaneous-transposition-for-surgery-in-cubical-tunnel-syndrome
#5
M R Emamhadi, A R Emamhadi, S Andalib
Background There is no consensus on the most effective surgical technique in the treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome. Anterior subcutaneous transposition (AST) and anterior intramuscular transposition (AIT) are common surgical treatments in this regard. The aim of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes of these two surgeries for cubital tunnel syndrome. Methods In a retrospective study, we compared surgical outcomes (pain, sensation, motor recovery, atrophy, and total satisfaction) in 40 patients undergoing AIT and 43 undergoing AST of the ulnar nerve...
September 15, 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020815/-bony-cubital-tunnel-syndrome-caused-by-heterotopic-ossification
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Yuxuan Wu, Meng Liu, Wei Qu
We reported a rare case of cubital tunnel syndrome caused by heterotopic ossification after burns. The ulnar nerve was encircled by bony tunnel structure which cause nerve compression, resulting in ulnar nerve lesion. Our case sheds light on possible etiological association which may help clinical management.
October 11, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987902/comparison-of-ultrasonography-and-short-segment-nerve-conduction-study-in-ulnar-neuropathy-at-the-elbow
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Rana Terlemez, Figen Yilmaz, Beril Dogu, Banu Kuran
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess the correlation between ultrasonographic and electrodiagnostic findings to determine the localization of the ulnar trapping at the elbow. DESIGN AND SETTING: A cross-sectional and non-interventional trial was conducted in patients diagnosed as ulnar nerve entrapment in physical medicine and rehabilitation department of a teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Between January 2017 and April 2017, 14 patients diagnosed as ulnar nerve entrapment (UNE) with short segment nerve conduction study were enrolled...
October 5, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974982/current-concept-in-adult-peripheral-nerve-and-brachial-plexus-surgery
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REVIEW
Lukas Rasulic
Peripheral nerve injuries and brachial plexus injuries are relatively frequent. Significance of these injuries lies in the fact that the majority of patients with these types of injuries constitute working population. Since these injuries may create disability, they present substantial socioeconomic problem nowadays. This article will present current state-of-the-art achievements of minimal invasive brachial plexus and peripheral nerve surgery. It is considered that the age of the patient, the mechanism of the injury, and the associated vascular and soft-tissue injuries are factors that primarily influence the extent of recovery of the injured nerve...
January 2017: Journal of Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953087/cubital-tunnel-syndrome-current-concepts
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Jonathan Robert Staples, Ryan Calfee
Cubital tunnel syndrome is the second most common upper extremity compressive neuropathy. In recent years, rates of surgical treatment have increased, and the popularity of in situ decompression has grown. Nonsurgical treatment, aiming to decrease both compression and traction on the ulnar nerve about the elbow, is successful in most patients with mild nerve dysfunction. Recent randomized controlled trials assessing rates of symptom resolution and ultimate success have failed to identify a preferred surgical procedure...
October 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947332/polish-version-of-the-patient-rated-ulnar-nerve-evaluation-in-preoperative-patients-translation-and-psychometric-testing
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Mateusz Koziej, Marek Trybus, Anna Mydłowska, Katarzyna Piątek, Marta Banach, Mateusz Hołda
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional design. INTRODUCTION: This study examined the translated English to Polish version of the Patient-Rated Ulnar Nerve Evaluation (PRUNE) for its internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and construct validity. METHODS: During the first assessment validity testing, a total of 39 consecutive patients with cubital tunnel syndrome completed the PRUNE, Michigan Hand Outcome Questionnaire, Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand questionnaire, and Patient Evaluation Measure in conjunction with the grip and key pinch tests and pain score (by Visual Analogue Scale)...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945894/letter-cubital-tunnel-syndrome-incidence-and-demographics-in-a-national-administrative-database
#11
Daniele Coraci, Silvia Giovannini, Claudia Loreti, Valter Santilli, Luca Padua
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945892/in-reply-cubital-tunnel-syndrome-incidence-and-demographics-in-a-national-administrative-database
#12
Christopher F Dibble, Wilson Z Ray
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930949/the-blocking-flap-for-ulnar-nerve-instability-after-in-situ-release-technique-and-a-grading-system-of-ulnar-nerve-instability-to-guide-treatment
#13
Peter Tang
In situ ulnar nerve release has been gaining popularity as a simple, effective, and low-morbidity procedure for the treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome. One concern with the technique is how to manage the unstable ulnar nerve after release. It is unclear how much nerve subluxation will lead to problems and surprisingly there is no grading system to assess ulnar nerve instability. I propose such a grading system, as well as a new technique to stabilize the unstable ulnar nerve. The blocking flap technique consists of raising a rectangular flap off the flexor/pronator fascia and attaching it to the posterior subcutaneous flap so that it blocks the nerve from subluxation/dislocation...
December 2017: Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920527/submuscular-transposition-with-musculofascial-lengthening-for-persistent-or-recurrent-cubital-tunnel-syndrome-in-34-patients
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Nick Wever, Godard C W de Ruiter, Jan Henk Coert
The two main surgical options for patients with persistent or recurrent cubital tunnel syndrome are subcutaneous and submuscular transposition. We retrospectively analysed the results of 34 patients with recalcitrant cubital tunnel syndrome who underwent submuscular transposition with musculofascial lengthening at our institutions. Of the 34 patients, 21 improved clinically after submuscular transposition with musculofascial lengthening, of which 16 were still satisfied at a mean follow-up of four years. In addition, all articles published between 1974 and January 2015 on subcutaneous and/or submuscular transposition of the ulnar nerve for recalcitrant cubital tunnel syndrome were reviewed...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905312/-cubital-tunnel-syndrome
#15
REVIEW
Alexander Schuh, René Handschu, Thomas Eibl, Michael Janka, Wolfgang Hönle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899587/gradual-onset-diseases-misperception-of%C3%A2-disease-onset
#16
Bastiaan T van Hoorn, Suzanne C Wilkens, David Ring
PURPOSE: Gradual onset diseases (eg, carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, and trapeziometacarpal arthrosis) tend to go unnoticed for years. When a slowly progressive disease transitions from asymptomatic to symptomatic, it may seem like an acute event. The primary aim of this study was to determine the percentage of patients who perceive the slowly progressive disease as having started within 1 year. We also hypothesized that (1) there would be no factors associated with perception of an onset of disease within 1 year, more specifically among patients with advanced disease; and (2) there would be no difference in a decision to pursue operative treatment between patients who perceived the onset of the disease to be recent and those who perceived it to be long-standing...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888384/ulnar-nerve-cross-sectional-area-for-the-diagnosis-of-cubital-tunnel-syndrome-a-meta-analysis-of-ultrasonographic-measurements
#17
REVIEW
Ke-Vin Chang, Wei-Ting Wu, Der-Sheng Han, Levent Özçakar
OBJECTIVE: This meta-analysis aimed to examine the performance of sonographic cross-sectional area (CSA) measurements, in the diagnosis of cubital tunnel syndrome (CuTS). DATA SOURCE: Electronic databases, comprising of PubMed and Embase, were searched for the pertinent literature before July 2017. STUDY SELECTION: Fourteen trials comparing the ulnar nerve CSA measurements between participants, with and without CuTS, were included. DATA EXTRACTION: Study design, participants' demographics, diagnostic reference of CuTS and methods of CSA measurement...
September 6, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856934/a-systematic-review-of-medial-epicondylectomy-as-a-surgical-treatment-for-cubital-tunnel-syndrome
#18
Eva E O'Grady, Qureish Vanat, Dominic M Power, Simon Tan
The aim of this study was to review the literature of decompression of the cubital tunnel with medial epicondylectomy and to assess outcomes and complications. Twenty-one case series reported on 886 medial epicondylectomies. The mean percentage of patients obtaining improvement of one or more McGowan grade was 79%. The mean percentage obtaining a good/excellent Wilson Krout grade of outcome was 83%. Of six comparative studies, two showed no significant differences in outcomes between medial epicondylectomy and transposition procedures, and three reported better outcomes with medial epicondylectomy...
November 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853620/prevalence-of-cold-sensitivity-in-upper-extremity-nerve-compression-syndromes
#19
Michael Wendt, Christine B Novak, Dimitri J Anastakis
This prospective observational study assessed the prevalence of cold sensitivity in patients with nerve compression using the Cold Intolerance Symptom Severity (CISS) questionnaire. One hundred patients (72 women, 28 men; mean age 59 years) with carpal tunnel syndrome ( n = 95) or cubital tunnel syndrome ( n = 5) were studied. Fifty-two patients reported symptoms of cold sensitivity with a mean CISS score of 50. Overall, significantly more women (58% vs. 36%) reported cold sensitivity with significantly worse CISS scores than men...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832192/trends-in-the-surgical-treatment-for-cubital-tunnel-syndrome-a-survey-of-members-of-the-american-society-for-surgery-of-the-hand
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Ayesha Yahya, Andrew R Malarkey, Ryan L Eschbaugh, H Brent Bamberger
BACKGROUND: Cubital tunnel syndrome is the second most common compression neuropathy affecting the upper extremity. The aim of this study was to determine the preferred surgical treatment for cubital tunnel syndrome by members of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH). METHODS: We invited members of the ASSH research mailing list to complete our online survey. They were presented with 6 hypothetical cases and asked to choose their preferred treatment from the following options: open in situ decompression, endoscopic decompression, submuscular transposition, subcutaneous transposition, medial epicondylectomy, and conservative management...
August 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
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