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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902538/ulnar-tunnel-syndrome-radial-tunnel-syndrome-anterior-interosseous-nerve-syndrome-and-pronator-syndrome
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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/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/27886836/ulnar-neuropathy-in-cyclists
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REVIEW
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/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/27865216/establishing-the-role-of-unlinked-total-elbow-arthroplasty-in-low-demand-patients-a-long-term-follow-up-study
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Sara Machado, Isabel Almeida Pinto, Rui Pinto, Paulo Ribeiro de Oliveira
INTRODUCTION: Experience with total elbow arthroplasty is scarce in most centers. It seems to have a significant rate of associated complications. Most studies are based on non-validated outcome measures and short-term results. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We selected patients undergoing unlinked total elbow arthroplasty, with a resultant sample of thirteen cases, with a mean postoperative follow-up of 72 months. We applied the Mayo Elbow Score and all patients underwent an X-ray study, prior to surgery and during the follow-up period...
June 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
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 controls at all sites (P < 0...
November 15, 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/27854094/cubital-tunnel-syndrome-caused-by-ulnar-nerve-schwannoma-in-a-patient-with-diabetic-sensorimotor-polyneuropathy
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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/27851766/ultrasonography-of-leprosy-neuropathy-a-longitudinal-prospective-study
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Helena Barbosa Lugão, Marco Andrey Cipriani Frade, Wilson Marques-Jr, Norma Tiraboschi Foss, Marcello Henrique Nogueira-Barbosa
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that leprosy multi-drug therapy (MDT) does not stop the progression of nerve function impairment. There are no prospective studies investigating the evolution of nerve anatomic abnormalities after treatment. We examined leprosy patients aiming to investigate the evolution of nerve ultrasonography (US) abnormalities and the risk factors for poor outcomes after MDT. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We performed bilateral US of the ulnar (U), median (M) and common fibular (CF) nerves in 9 paucibacillary (PB) and 64 multibacillary (MB) patients before and after MDT...
November 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845501/treatment-for-ulnar-neuropathy-at-the-elbow
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REVIEW
Pietro Caliandro, Giuseppe La Torre, Roberto Padua, Fabio Giannini, Luca Padua
BACKGROUND: Ulnar neuropathy at the elbow (UNE) is the second most common entrapment neuropathy after carpal tunnel syndrome. Treatment may be conservative or surgical, but optimal management remains controversial. This is an update of a review first published in 2010 and previously updated in 2012. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness and safety of conservative and surgical treatment in ulnar neuropathy at the elbow (UNE). We intended to test whether:- surgical treatment is effective in reducing symptoms and signs and in increasing nerve function;- conservative treatment is effective in reducing symptoms and signs and in increasing nerve function;- it is possible to identify the best treatment on the basis of clinical, neurophysiological, or nerve imaging assessment...
November 15, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843673/median-and-ulnar-neuropathy-assessment-in-parkinson-s-disease-regarding-symptom-severity-and-asymmetry
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Nilgul Yardimci, Ozlem Cemeroglu, Eda Ozturk, Gülsüm Gürlü, Esra Şahin, Saliha Bozkurt, Tugba Cengiz, Gulderen Karali, Hasim Cakirbay, Atilla İlhan
Background. While increasing evidence suggests comorbidity of peripheral neuropathy (PNP) and Parkinson's disease (PD), the pathogenesis of PNP in PD is still a debate. The aim of this article is to search the core PD symptoms such as rigidity and tremor as contributing factors to mononeuropathy development while emphasizing each individual patient's asymmetric symptom severity. Methods. We studied 62 wrists and 62 elbows of 31 patients (mean age 66.48 ± 10.67) and 64 wrists and 64 elbows of 32 age-gender matched healthy controls (mean age 62...
2016: Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843079/morphology-and-morphometry-of-the-ulnar-head-of-the-pronator-teres-muscle-in-relation-to-median-nerve-compression-at-the-proximal-forearm
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I A Gurses, L Altinel, O Gayretli, T Akgul, I Uzun, F Dikici
INTRODUCTION: The pronator syndrome is a rare compression neuropathy of the median nerve. Ulnar head of the pronator teres muscle may cause compression at proximal forearm. HYPOTHESIS: Detailed morphologic and morphometric studies on the anatomy of the ulnar head of pronator teres is scarce. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We dissected 112 forearms of fresh cadavers. We evaluated the morphology and morphometry of the ulnar head of pronator teres muscle...
November 11, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825284/surgical-management-of-acute-claw-hand-in-a-competitive-baseball-player
#13
Lucas S McDonald, Ryan M Degen, David W Altchek
We describe an unusual case of acute ulnar neuropathy with a flexible claw hand deformity in a baseball pitcher. Treatment involved ulnar nerve decompression at the elbow with subsequent recurrence of symptoms upon return to pitching. Definitive treatment included a wide secondary release of tethered locations resulting in return of function. At final follow-up the patient has returned to unrestricted baseball throwing activities.
November 8, 2016: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815973/validation-of-preoperative-nerve-conduction-studies-by-intraoperative-studies-in-patients-with-ulnar-neuropathy-at-the-elbow
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Gregor Omejec, Krešimir Božikov, Simon Podnar
OBJECTIVE: To validate the findings of preoperative motor short-segment nerve conduction studies (SSNCSs) by intraoperative SSNCSs in patients with cubital tunnel syndrome. METHODS: We prospectively recruited patients with ulnar neuropathy at the elbow (UNE) localized distal to the medial epicondyle (ME). Preoperatively, motor SSNCSs and ultrasonography (US) were performed. Immediately after surgical dissection of the humeroulnar aponeurotic arcade (HUA), intraoperative near-nerve motor SSNCSs were performed, and compared to preoperative findings...
December 2016: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799707/is-ultrasonography-useful-in-the-diagnosis-of-the-polyneuropathy-in-diabetic-patients
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Mehmet Agirman, Ilker Yagci, Merve Akdeniz Leblebicier, Demet Ozturk, Gulseren Derya Akyuz
[Purpose] The aim of this study was to investigate the usefulness of ultrasonography for the diagnosis of polyneuropathy in diabetic patients by examination of the median and ulnar nerves. [Subjects and Methods] Sixty-three diabetic patients and fourteen controls were enrolled in the study. Nerve conduction studies were performed on both upper and lower limbs. Median and ulnar nerve cross-sectional areas were measured at the wrist and forearm levels in 140 hands by ultrasound. [Results] The median nerve cross-sectional area was increased at the hook of hamatum, pisiform bone, and radioulnar joint levels in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome...
September 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796190/postoperative-physical-therapy-management-of-tendon-transfer-for-digital-wrist-extension-due-to-multifocal-motor-neuropathy
#16
Steve Volpe
Study Design Case report. Background Multifocal motor neuropathy is a progressive motor nerve disorder characterized by muscle weakness in the extremities. Muscle imbalance and weakness can become so severe that the involved extremity can be rendered nonfunctional. The purpose of this case report is to describe the physical therapy postoperative management of a patient who underwent a multiple tendon transfer to correct the loss of digital/wrist extension of the right upper extremity. Case Description A 38-year-old woman with a medical diagnosis of multifocal motor neuropathy, which caused muscle imbalance and weakness in the right hand, underwent a multiple tendon transfer to correct the loss of digit and wrist extension...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795946/treatment-of-the-ulnar-nerve-for-overhead-throwing-athletes-undergoing-ulnar-collateral-ligament-reconstruction
#17
REVIEW
Matthew S Conti, Christopher L Camp, Neal S Elattrache, David W Altchek, Joshua S Dines
Ulnar nerve (UN) injuries are a common complaint amongst overhead athletes. The UN is strained during periods of extreme valgus stress at the elbow, especially in the late-cocking and early acceleration phases of throwing. Although early ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction techniques frequently included routine submuscular UN transposition, this is becoming less common with more modern techniques. We review the recent literature on the sites of UN compression, techniques to evaluate the UN nerve, and treatment of UN pathology in the overhead athlete...
October 18, 2016: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785545/leprosy-with-ulnar-nerve-abscess-ultrasound-findings-in-a-child
#18
Helena Barbosa Lugão, Marco Andrey Cipriani Frade, Nilton Mazzer, Norma Tiraboschi Foss, Marcello Henrique Nogueira-Barbosa
We report the ultrasound findings of a typical case of nerve abscess due to leprosy in an 11-year-old boy. The patient had previously undergone pediatric multibacillary leprosy multidrug therapy (MDT) in accordance with World Health Organization guidelines. He presented to our service with bilateral ulnar neuritis with no response to prednisone (1 mg/kg). Right ulnar nerve ultrasound revealed nerve hypoechogenicity, fascicular pattern disorganization, marked fusiform thickening, and a round anechoic area suggestive of intraneural abscess...
October 27, 2016: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761228/hereditary-neuropathy-with-liability-to-pressure-palsies-a-single-center-experience-in-southern-brazil
#19
Paulo José Lorenzoni, Cláudia Suemi Kamoi Kay, Cristiane Cavalet, Raquel C Arndt, Lineu Cesar Werneck, Rosana Herminia Scola
The spectrum of clinical and electrophysiological features in hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies (HNPP) is broad. We analyze a series of Brazilian patients with HNPP. Correlations between clinical manifestations, laboratory features, electrophysiological analyze, histological and molecular findings were done. In five cases, more than one episode occurred before diagnosis. Median nerve in the carpal tunnel at the wrist, ulnar nerve in its groove at the elbow, fibular nerve in the head of the fibula at the knee, radial nerve in its groove of the humerus and suprascapular nerve in its notch at the supraspinous fossa were found as focal neuropathies...
September 30, 2016: Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741036/outcomes-of-nonoperative-pediatric-medial-humeral-epicondyle-fractures-with-and-without-associated-elbow-dislocation
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Derrick M Knapik, Cameron L Fausett, Allison Gilmore, Raymond W Liu
BACKGROUND: Medial epicondyle fractures may occur in isolation or with associated elbow dislocation. In the absence of open fracture or fragment incarceration, nonoperative management with immobilization has been shown to result in generally successfully outcomes comparable with those reported after surgical fixation. However, no comparative investigation has assessed outcomes after nonoperative treatment based on the presence or absence of elbow dislocation. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted investigating all studies in the literature reporting nonoperative outcomes for isolated medial epicondyle fractures and fracture-dislocations...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
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