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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909969/subjective-ulnar-nerve-dysfunction-commonly-following-open-reduction-internal-fixation-orif-of-distal-humeral-fractures-and-in-situ-decompression-of-the-ulnar-nerve
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Birgitta Svernlöv, Jens Nestorson, Lars Adolfsson
The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the frequency of persistent ulnar affection in patients who underwent open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of distal humeral fractures without ulnar nerve transposition or mobilisation. Eighty-two patients (53 women), mean age 62 years, were, at a mean of 48 months, reviewed through medical records and a subjective evaluation form concerning ulnar nerve problems. Ulnar nerve affliction, in most cases regarded as mild, was experienced by 22 patients (27%; 14 women) and significantly associated with multiple surgeries...
December 1, 2016: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904260/sonographic-identification-of-peripheral-nerves-in-the-forearm
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Saundra A Jackson, Charlotte Derr, Anthony De Lucia, Marvin Harris, Zuheily Closser, Branko Miladinovic, Rahul Mhaskar, Theresa Jorgensen, Lori Green
BACKGROUND: With the growing utilization of ultrasonography in emergency medicine combined with the concern over adequate pain management in the emergency department (ED), ultrasound guidance for peripheral nerve blockade in ED is an area of increasing interest. The medical literature has multiple reports supporting the use of ultrasound guidance in peripheral nerve blocks. However, to perform a peripheral nerve block, one must first be able to reliably identify the specific nerve before the procedure...
October 2016: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904214/results-of-neurolysis-in-established-upper-limb-volkmann-s-ischemic-contracture
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Dinesh K Meena, Srikiran Thalanki, Poornima Patni, Ram Khiladi Meena, Dinesh Bairawa, Chirag Bhatia
BACKGROUND: Treatment of established cases of Volkmann's ischemic contracture (VIC) of upper limb is very tedious. Since the period of Volkmann, various experimental works are being performed for its treatment, but none are effective. Disabilities from nerve palsy and hand muscle paralysis are more problematic than any other deformity in VIC. To solve these problems, we conducted a study to see the result of neurolysis of median and ulnar nerve and their subcutaneous placement in established cases of VIC...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902538/ulnar-tunnel-syndrome-radial-tunnel-syndrome-anterior-interosseous-nerve-syndrome-and-pronator-syndrome
#4
Adam B Strohl, David S Zelouf
In addition to the more common carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndromes, orthopaedic surgeons must recognize and manage other potential sites of peripheral nerve compression. The distal ulnar nerve may become compressed as it travels through the wrist, which is known as ulnar tunnel or Guyon canal syndrome. The posterior interosseous nerve may become entrapped in the proximal forearm as it travels through the radial tunnel, which results in a pain syndrome without motor weakness. The median nerve may become entrapped in the proximal forearm, which can result in a variety of symptoms...
November 29, 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896290/do-clinical-results-and-return-to-sport-rates-after-ulnar-collateral-ligament-reconstruction-differ-based-on-graft-choice-and-surgical-technique
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Brandon J Erickson, Gregory L Cvetanovich, Rachel M Frank, Bernard R Bach, Mark S Cohen, Charles A Bush-Joseph, Brian J Cole, Anthony A Romeo
BACKGROUND: Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (UCLR) has become a common procedure performed in overhead-throwing athletes of many athletic levels. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study was to determine whether clinical outcomes and return-to-sport (RTS) rates differ among patients undergoing UCLR based on graft choice, surgical technique, athletic competition level, handedness, and treatment of the ulnar nerve. We hypothesized that no differences would exist in clinical outcomes or RTS rates between technique, graft choice, or other variables...
November 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895823/effect-of-pioglitazone-on-nerve-conduction-velocity-of-the-median-nerve-in-the-carpal-tunnel-in-type-2-diabetes-patients
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Sudip Chatterjee, Debmalya Sanyal, Sourav Das Choudhury, Mili Bandyopadhyay, Suraj Chakraborty, Arabinda Mukherjee
AIM: To evaluate the impact of pioglitazone pharmacotherapy in median nerve electrophysiology in the carpal tunnel among type 2 diabetes patients. METHODS: The study was executed in patients with type 2 diabetes, treated with oral drugs, categorized under pioglitazone or non-pioglitazone group (14 in each group), and who received electrophysiological evaluation by nerve conduction velocity at baseline and 3 mo. RESULTS: At 3 mo, pioglitazone-category had inferior amplitude in sensory median nerve [8...
November 15, 2016: World Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893637/timing-of-presentation-of-pediatric-compartment-syndrome-and-its-microsurgical-implication-a-retrospective-review
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Natalia I Ziolkowski, Leanne Zive, Emily Ho, Ronald Zuker
BACKGROUND: Forearm compartment syndrome in the pediatric population can lead to severe functional disability. Although it is known that earlier presentation with decompression leads to better outcomes, it is not known when presentation post-injury leads to significant loss of function requiring microsurgical intervention. AIM: To describe the rate of microsurgical reconstruction after forearm compartment syndrome in pediatric patients as related to timing of presentation...
November 21, 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886836/ulnar-neuropathy-in-cyclists
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Jacob W Brubacher, Fraser J Leversedge
The form and function of the cyclist exposes the ulnar nerve to both traction and compressive forces at both the elbow and wrist. Prevention of ulnar neuropathy and treatment of early symptoms include bike fitting, avoidance of excessive or prolonged weight-bearing through the hands, and the use of padded gloves. For persisting or progressive symptoms, a thorough history and physical examination is essential to confirm the diagnosis and to rule out other sites of nerve compression. The majority of compression neuropathies in cyclists resolve after appropriate rest and conservative treatment; however, should symptoms persist, nerve decompression may be indicated...
February 2017: Hand Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885386/wrist-denervation-of-the-posterior-interosseous-nerve-through-a-volar-approach-a-new-technique-with-anatomical-considerations
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Stephan Grechenig, Surjit Lidder, Manuel Dreu, Claudia Dolcet, Lucy Marguerite Cooper, Georg Feigl
PURPOSE: Full or selective wrist denervation is an effective treatment for chronic wrist pain. In this cadaveric study, a volar approach for prophylactic denervation of the posterior interosseous nerve (PIN) and the anterior interosseous nerve (AIN) was assessed, which can simultaneously be performed during volar approaches for distal radius fracture fixation or in combination with metalwork removal. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In total 40 adult upper limbs, embalmed using Thiel's method, were investigated...
November 24, 2016: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884603/cranial-nerve-involvement-in-charcot-marie-tooth-disease
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Nirav Das, Savannah Kandalaft, Xiao Wu, Ajay Malhotra
BACKGROUND: Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT) is a rare disorder with less than 200,000 cases reported in the US every year, making diagnosis challenging. MR and CT imaging has become more common in the evaluation of CMT to identify areas of disease involvement. CASE REPORT: A 27-year-old female from Guatemala with a past history of polio initially presented to the emergency room for necrotizing pneumonia. MRI images demonstrated smoothly enlarged, mildly enhancing trigeminal nerves...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879594/comparison-of-ulnar-intrinsic-function-following-supercharge-end-to-side-anterior-interosseous-to-ulnar-motor-nerve-transfer-a-matched-cohort-study-of-proximal-ulnar-nerve-injury-patients
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Heather Baltzer, Alice Woo, Christine Oh, Steven L Moran
BACKGROUND: There are few studies supporting supercharge end-to-side nerve transfer for high ulnar nerve injury. The current study hypothesized that patients with a supercharge end-to-side anterior interosseous nerve-to-ulnar motor nerve transfer would demonstrate superior return of intrinsic function compared with conventional treatment only. METHODS: A retrospective matched-cohort study matched supercharge end-to-side transfer patients based on age, level of injury, and mechanism to ulnar nerve injury patients who did not have the transfer...
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875620/a-reliable-technique-for-us-guided-perineural-injection-in-ulnar-neuropathy-at-the-elbow
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Ulrike M Hamscha, Ines Tinhofer, Stefan Heber, Wolfgang Grisold, Wolfgang J Weninger, Stefan Meng
INTRODUCTION: Ulnar neuropathy at the elbow (UNE) is a common peripheral compression neuropathy and in most cases occurs at 2 sites, the retroepicondylar groove or the cubital tunnel. With regard to a potential therapeutic approach with perineural corticosteroid injection the aim of this study was to evaluate the distribution of injection fluid applied at a standard site. METHODS: We performed ultrasound-guided (US-guided) perineural injections to the ulnar nerve halfway between the olecranon and the medial epicondyle in 21 upper limbs from 11 non-embalmed cadavers...
November 22, 2016: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861192/generation-of-repeater-f-waves-in-healthy-subjects
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Elisabeth Chroni, Dimitra Veltsista, Chris Papapaulou, Eftychia Trachani
INTRODUCTION: F waves identical in latency, size and shape, known as repeater F waves, have been observed occasionally in normal motor conduction recordings. The purpose of this study was to examine the occurrence and characteristics of repeater F waves in healthy subjects under different testing conditions, aiming to selectively excite lower and higher threshold motor fibers. METHODS: Sessions of 40 traces were recorded from the ulnar nerve in 12 volunteers, applying/ using supramaximal, submaximal stimuli (intensity able to elicit 30% and 60% of the maximum compound muscle action potential amplitude) and a collision technique...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859440/peripheral-nerve-ultrasound-in-cerebellar-ataxia-neuropathy-vestibular-areflexia-syndrome-canvas
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Luciana Pelosi, Ruth Leadbetter, Eoin Mulroy, Andrew M Chancellor, Stuart Mossman, Richard Roxburgh
INTRODUCTION: We report preliminary findings of nerve ultrasound in patients with cerebellar ataxia neuropathy vestibular areflexia syndrome (CANVAS) who have sensory impairment due to dorsal root ganglionopathy. METHODS: The ultrasound cross-sectional area (CSA) of median and ulnar nerves of 7 CANVAS patients was compared with 7 age- and gender-matched controls and with the mean CSA of our reference population. RESULTS: The nerve CSA of CANVAS patients was significantly smaller than that of controls at all sites (P < 0...
November 15, 2016: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859374/neuromuscular-ultrasound-in-patients-with-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-and-normal-nerve-conduction-studies
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Fazila Aseem, Jessica W Williams, Francis O Walker, Michael S Cartwright
INTRODUCTION: Nerve conduction studies (NCS) are sensitive for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), but a small proportion of patients with clinical CTS have normal NCS. This retrospective study was designed to assess the neuromuscular ultrasound findings in a group of CTS patients. METHODS: The electronic medical record was reviewed by a neurologist to identify patients who had a diagnosis of CTS with normal NCS, including either mixed median-ulnar comparison or transcarpal sensory studies, and complete neuromuscular ultrasound evaluation for CTS...
November 8, 2016: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859367/complete-dislocation-of-the-ulnar-nerve-at-the-elbow-a-protective-effect-against-neuropathy
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A Arturo Leis, Benn E Smith, Heidi E Kosiorek, Gregor Omejec, Simon Podnar
INTRODUCTION: Recurrent complete ulnar nerve dislocation has been perceived as a risk factor for development of ulnar neuropathy at the elbow (UNE). However, the role of dislocation in the pathogenesis of UNE remains uncertain. METHODS: We studied 133 patients with complete ulnar nerve dislocation to determine if this condition is a risk factor for UNE. In all, the nerve was palpated as it rolled over the medial epicondyle during elbow flexion. RESULTS: Of 56 elbows with unilateral dislocation UNE localized contralaterally in 17 (30...
November 18, 2016: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859267/human-motoneurone-excitability-is-depressed-by-activation-of-5ht1a-receptors-with-buspirone
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Jessica M D'Amico, Annie A Butler, Martin E Héroux, Florence Cotel, Jean-François M Perrier, Jane E Butler, Simon C Gandevia, Janet L Taylor
Intense serotonergic drive in the turtle spinal cord results in serotonin spillover to the axon initial segment of the motoneurones where it activates 5HT1A receptors and inhibits generation of action potentials. We examined whether activation of 5HT1A receptors decreases motoneurone excitability in humans by determining the effects of a 5HT1A receptor partial agonist, buspirone, on F waves and cervicomedullary motor evoked potentials (CMEPs). In a placebo-controlled double-blind study, 10 participants were tested on two occasions where either placebo or 20 mg buspirone was administered orally...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856161/safety-of-dorsal-wrist-arthroscopy-portals-a-magnetic-resonance-study
#18
Umile Giuseppe Longo, Mattia Loppini, Riccardo Del Vescovo, Luigi Cazzato, Bruno Beomonte Zobel, Nicola Maffulli, Vincenzo Denaro
: In wrist arthroscopy, the standard dorsal portals are the most commonly used. However, their placement can be associated with injuries to the neurovascular structures of the radiocarpal joint. The present study assessed and compared the distance of commonly used dorsal portals to radial and ulnar neurovascular structures. Forty patients (20 males, 20 females) were evaluated with T1-weighted spin-echo (SE) magnetic resonance (MR) sequences. We measured the distance between 1-2 and 3-4 portals and radial vascular bundle and the nearest branch of the superficial branch of radial nerve (SBRN)...
November 14, 2016: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854094/cubital-tunnel-syndrome-caused-by-ulnar-nerve-schwannoma-in-a-patient-with-diabetic-sensorimotor-polyneuropathy
#19
Meng-Ta Liu, Jiunn-Tay Lee, Chih-Hsin Wang, Yu-Chieh Lin, Chung-Hsing Chou
PURPOSE: An uncommon ulnar nerve schwannoma should not be neglected in a diabetic patient with cubital tunnel syndrome, the second most common cause of entrapment neuropathy. CASE REPORT: A 61-year-old woman with a past history of type 2 diabetes mellitus complicated with sensorimotor polyneuropathy presented with progressive numbness and weakness of the left ring and little fingers for one year. A provisional diagnosis of cubital tunnel syndrome was made according to physical examination and electrophysiological studies...
June 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852665/sensory-nerve-supply-of-the-distal-radio-ulnar-joint-with-regard-to-wrist-denervation
#20
G M Hohenberger, M J Maier, C Dolcet, A H Weiglein, A Schwarz, V Matzi
The objective of this study was to determine the precise departure points of the articular branches innervating the distal radio-ulnar joint from the anterior and posterior interosseous nerves. The study sample consisted of 116 upper limbs from adult human cadavers. The articular branches were prepared under the dissection microscope to take measurements using the radial styloid process as point of reference. The articular branch departed from the anterior interosseous nerve at a mean distance of 2.9 cm proximal to the styloid for a radius length of 20...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
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