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Ulnar neuropathy

D Bustamante-Suárez de Puga, R Cebrián-Gómez, E Villegas-Robles, J Sanz-Reig, J Más-Martínez, C M Verdú-Román, M Morales-Santías, E Martínez-Giménez
BACKGROUND: Open «arthrolysis» has been the standard treatment for elbow stiffness, with good results. However, the associated complications of open arthrolysis and the advancements in arthroscopic surgery have allowed including the latter as an additional approach. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between January 2014 and March 2016, 6 patients with posttraumatic elbow stiffness underwent arthroscopic surgery by the same surgical team. Pre- and post-operative assessment included pain with a numerical visual analogue scale, elbow joint range of motion with a goniometer and the Mayo Elbow Performance Index questionnaire...
September 2017: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
John D Jennings, John F Jennings
BACKGROUND: Although ulnar neuropathies are commonly encountered, isolated involvement of the motor branch is exceedingly rare. Previous reports of this entity describe compression as the deep motor branch passes through the piso-hamate hiatus and the adductor pollicis hiatus. This case series described 3 cases of motor branch compression due to unique etiologies which resolved after surgery. METHODS: A retrospective chart review identified patients with compression of the ulnar nerve motor branch...
February 27, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Yun Wang, Qian Dong, Shu-Juan Li, Wen-Li Hu
Hand knob infarction (HKI) is a rare clinical condition which is often misdiagnosed as peripheral neuropathy. This study aimed to identify the clinical characteristics and risk factors of HKI. Nine HKI patients admitted between January 2013 and March 2016 were confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging. Their medical records were collected and analyzed. The modified Rankin Scale was used to assess clinical outcomes. Routine laboratory tests, electrocardiogram, echocardiography, cranial magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic resonance angiography, computed tomography angiography, and Doppler ultrasonography examinations were performed...
February 17, 2018: Neurological Sciences
Jin-Young Park, Beom Ho Seo, Kyung-Ho Hong, Jae-Hyung Lee, Kyung-Soo Oh, Seok Won Chung, Young-Min Noh
BACKGROUND: Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction has become increasingly popular in elite athletes. However, the prevalence of heterotopic ossification (HO) formation after UCL reconstruction has not yet been reported. We sought to determine the prevalence of HO formation after UCL reconstruction and the clinical outcomes following HO treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From October 2005 to April 2014, 179 patients underwent primary UCL reconstruction. Of the 179 patients, 161 with a minimum of 2 years of follow-up were retrospectively reviewed to evaluate HO formation and clinical outcomes...
March 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Fabrício Diniz de Lima, Gustavo José Luvizutto, Arthur Oscar Schelp, Gabriel Pereira Braga, Rodrigo Bazan
Objective: Stroke chameleons encompass an atypical group of syndromes that do not initially appear to be cerebrovascular accidents. The objective of this study was to report patients with different lesions of central origin clinically presenting as wrist drop and with a semiology similar to that produced by peripheral lesions of the radial nerve at different topographical levels. Methods: This is a case series study of patients presenting with wrist drop during the acute phase of stroke who were assessed by clinical examination and CT and MRI brain scans...
September 2017: Case Reports in Neurology
Simon Podnar
OBJECTIVE: Although ultrasonographic (US) visualization of peripheral nerves is becoming more and more frequently used, there are few studies on its actual contribution to the diagnosis and management of patients with peripheral nerve disorders. METHODS: The electronic records of consecutive patients referred to our US laboratory over an eight-month period were retrospectively analyzed. The contribution of US examination to patient management was evaluated. RESULTS: Two hundred and thirty one consecutive patients (43% men) were analyzed...
February 4, 2018: Neurophysiologie Clinique, Clinical Neurophysiology
Hideto Irifune, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Suguru Hirayama, Eichi Narimatsu, Toshihiko Yamashita
In this article, we report two cases in which recurrent adhesive hand neuropathy with allodynia were successfully treated with radial and ulnar artery adipofascial perforator flap coverage. Treatment of recurrent neuropathy, such as recurrent carpal tunnel syndrome and re-adhesion after neurolysis using free and pedicle flaps to cover the nerves, has been reported to show good results. However, for severe painful nerve disorders, such as complex regional pain syndrome, the efficacy of this treatment was unclear...
March 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
Cristian Milicin, Elena Sîrbu
INTRODUCTION: Lower motor neurons are the only neurons of the central nervous system (CNS) with the ability to regenerate without any intervention after an axotomy. AIM: This present study was conducted to analyze clinical and electrophysiological parameters in four groups of upper limb peripheral neuropathies, before and after treatment, comparing the results obtained after three cures of complex rehabilitation therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We selected a number of 107 patients (66 women and 41 men) aged between 29 and 77 years (mean age = 49...
2018: NeuroRehabilitation
Bianca Manzan Reis, Luciane Fernanda Rodrigues Martinho Fernandes
PURPOSE: To evaluate the association of results from the Rosén and Lundborg Score and the screening activity limitation and Safety Awareness scale for the assessment of hand in patients diagnosed with leprosy. METHOD: An association between the Rosén and Lundborg Score and the Screening Activity Limitation and Safety Awareness scale for hand was evaluated in a cross-section study with 25 people of a mean age of 51 years old (SD 14), undergoing drug treatment for leprosy...
January 30, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
Xing-Hua Liu, Mao-Qi Gong, Yang Wang, Chang Liu, Shao-Liang Li, Xie-Yuan Jiang
BACKGROUND: Surgical decompression of the ulnar nerve is effective for cubital tunnel syndrome. However, deep approaches may result in iatrogenic elbow stiffness. This long-term study was to evaluate the range of motion (ROM) of the elbow and functional outcomes after anterior subcutaneous transposition. METHODS: A total of 115 patients (78 male and 37 female; mean age: 46.6 years) who underwent anterior subcutaneous transposition of the ulnar nerve between 2001 and 2005 were evaluated retrospectively; mean follow-up was 13...
February 5, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
John G Horneff, Matthew Pepe, Bradford Tucker, Fotios Tjoumakaris, Nicholas Lombardi, Charles Wowkanech, Luke S Austin
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to characterize the occurrence of distal mononeuropathy (DMN) in patients before and after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (RCR) as well as resolution of the symptoms. METHODS: One hundred one patients over the age of 18 undergoing arthroscopic RCR +/- concurrent procedures completed a questionnaire regarding the presence of a symptomatic DMN. Patients with history of diabetic neuropathy, cervical radiculopathy, brachial plexopathy, or Spurling sign were excluded...
January 17, 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Tun Hing Lui
Cubital tunnel syndrome refers to ulnar nerve compressive neuropathy and most commonly occurs at the level of the elbow. Surgical options include in situ decompression, decompression with anterior transposition of the ulnar nerve, and medial epicondylectomy with or without decompression. With the advancement of endoscopic surgery, techniques of endoscopic in situ decompression of the ulnar nerve, endoscopy-assisted anterior transposition, and endoscopic anterior transposition of the ulnar nerve have been reported with the advantage of minimally invasive surgery...
August 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
L Pelosi, E Mulroy, R Leadbetter, D Kilfoyle, A M Chancellor, S Mossman, L Wing, T Y Wu, R H Roxburgh
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Sensory neuronopathy is a cardinal feature of cerebellar ataxia neuropathy vestibular areflexia syndrome (CANVAS). Having observed that two patients with CANVAS had small median and ulnar nerves on ultrasound, we set out to examine this finding systematically in a cohort of patients with CANVAS, and compare them with both healthy controls and a cohort of patients with axonal neuropathy. We have previously reported preliminary findings in seven of these patients with CANVAS and seven healthy controls...
January 5, 2018: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
Panagiotis Zis, Marios Hadjivassiliou, Ptolemaios Georgios Sarrigiannis, Alexander St John Edward Barker, Dasappaiah Ganesh Rao
Background and Aim: Pure sensory neuropathies involving the dorsal root ganglia are commonly referred to as sensory ganglionopathies (SG). Causes of SG can be inherited (as seen in Friedreich's ataxia) or acquired (e.g. immune-mediated or paraneoplastic). Diagnostic criteria for confirming SG have been published and consist of a combination of clinical and neurophysiological parameters. The aim of our study was to develop a neurophysiological method for rapid screening for diagnosis of SG...
December 2017: Brain and Behavior
Diogo Vieira Cardoso, Gregory Cunningham
With an aging population, distal humerus fractures are becoming an emerging problem. Whereas open reduction and internal fixation has been the treatment of choice, results have not been as conclusive in elderly patients. Over two thirds of the cases in this population present with a highly comminuted articular fracture and poor bone stock, jeopardizing the quality and stability of the construct. Total elbow arthroplasty has gained popularity in the treatment of such fractures, and has shown higher results in terms of pain, function, and patient satisfaction...
December 13, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
David G Greathouse, Greg Ernst, John S Halle, Scott W Shaffer
BACKGROUND: Neuropathy of the ulnar nerve at the elbow is one of a number of muscle-related and nerve-related disorders that affect people performing intensive work with their hands and upper extremities, and is the second most prevalent peripheral nerve mononeuropathy. There are several classification systems currently being used by the medical community for patients with neuropathy of the ulnar nerve at the elbow. However, few of these classification systems include the clinical electrophysiologic parameters nerve conduction (NCS) and electromyographic (EMG) studies...
October 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
Dushyanth Babu Jasti, Sarat Mallipeddi, A Apparao, B Vengamma, V Sivakumar, Satyarao Kolli
Objective: To study the prevalence, clinical features, electrophysiological features, and severity of peripheral neuropathy in predialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients with respect to severity of renal failure and presence of diabetes mellitus. Materials and Methods: Between May 2015 and December 2016, 200 predialysis CKD patients were assessed prospectively. Results: The prevalence of peripheral neuropathy in predialysis CKD patients in the present study was 45% based on clinical symptoms and 90% electrophysiologically...
October 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
Jonathan W Shearin, Talia R Chapman, Andrew Miller, Asif M Ilyas
Ulnar nerve dysfunction following distal humerus fractures is a well-recognized phenomenon. There is no consensus regarding optimal handling of the ulnar nerve during surgical management of these fractures between in situ management and transposition. Using an electronic database to identify retrospective studies involving surgical fixation of distal humerus fractures yielded 46 studies, 5 trials meeting the authors' inclusion criteria, totaling 362 patients. An overall incidence of 19.3% for ulnar neuropathy was identified...
February 2018: Hand Clinics
Viviana Versace, Stefania Campostrini, Frediano Tezzon, Sara Martignago, Markus Kofler, Leopold Saltuari, Luca Sebastianelli, Raffaele Nardone
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an immune-mediated polyradiculoneuropathy with acute onset and rapid clinical worsening; early diagnosis and immunomodulating therapy can ameliorate the course of disease. During the first days, however, nerve conduction studies (NCSs) are not always conclusive. Here, we describe a 73-year-old man presenting with progressive muscular weakness of the lower limbs, ascending to the upper limbs, accompanied by distal sensory disturbances. Neuroimaging of brain and spine and NCSs were unremarkable; cerebrospinal fluid analysis revealed no albuminocytologic dissociation...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
Barbara J Duffy, Tito D Tubog
Perioperative peripheral nerve injury is a serious yet preventable perioperative complication. Since the inception of the American Association of Anesthesiologists Closed Claim Project, the incidence of peripheral nerve injury has remained constant with an overall reported prevalence rate of 15% to 16%. To date, the most frequent nerve injuries are ulnar nerve neuropathy and brachial plexus injury. This article will review the clinical presentation, pathophysiology, causative and risks factors, and preventive measures for the two most common nerve injuries...
December 2017: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
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