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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089807/ultrasonography-detects-ulnar-nerve-dislocation-despite-normal-electrophysiology-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Jared M Pisapia, Zarina S Ali, Eric D Hudgins, Viviane Khoury, Gregory G Heuer, Eric L Zager
BACKGROUND: Dislocation of the ulnar nerve (UN) occurs in a subset of patients with ulnar neuropathy. Electrodiagnostic and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies are performed to support the clinical diagnosis. We report the case of a patient with ulnar neuropathy with normal electrodiagnostic and MRI studies but with ultrasound (US) showing UN dislocation, which prompted successful treatment by UN submuscular transposition. CASE DESCRIPTION: A healthy 15 year-old female softball player presented with right medial elbow pain and paresthesias of the fourth and fifth digits...
January 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054138/-ultrasound-guided-interventions-on-the-peripheral-nervous-system
#2
A Loizides, L Gruber, S Peer, M Plaikner, H Gruber
CLINICAL/METHODICAL ISSUE: Up to the advent of high-resolution ultrasound, interventions on the peripheral nervous system, including local anesthesia and pain treatment were performed without visual guidance, which in some cases led to treatment failure or local tissue and nerve damage. METHODICAL INNOVATIONS: Progress in the field of ultrasound has enabled the functional visualization, anesthesia and anti-inflammatory or neurolytic treatment of many peripheral nerves, such as the brachial plexus, nerves of the upper and lower extremities and various nerves of the trunk...
January 4, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027845/differences-in-the-treatment-of-distal-radius-fractures-by-hand-fellowship-trained-surgeons-a-study-of-abos-candidate-data
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Sean Childs, Tobias Mann, Jason Dahl, John Ketz, Warren C Hammert, Peter M Murray, John Elfar
PURPOSE: The management of distal radius fractures differs based on the nature of the fracture and the experience of the surgeon. We hypothesized that patients requiring surgical intervention would undergo different procedures when in the care of a surgeon with subspecialty training in hand surgery as compared with surgeons with no subspecialty training in hand surgery. METHODS: We queried the ABOS database for case log information submitted for part II of the ABOS examination...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000493/accessory-coracobrachialis-muscle-with-two-bellies-and-abnormal-insertion-case-report
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George Paraskevas, Konstantinos Koutsouflianiotis, Kalliopi Iliou, Theodosis Bitsis, Panagiotis Kitsoulis
OBJECTIVE: In the current study a brief review is presented of the coracobrachialis muscle's morphological variability, action, embryological development and clinical significance. CASE REPORT: We report a case of a left-sided coracobrachialis muscle consisting of two bellies. The deep belly inserts into the usual site in the middle area of the anteromedial aspect of the left humerus, whereas the superficial belly inserts through a muscular slip into the brachial fascia and the medial intermuscular septum, forming a musculo-aponeurotic tunnel in the middle region of the left arm, for the passage of the median nerve, brachial artery and veins, medial antebrachial cutaneous nerve and ulnar nerve...
November 2016: Acta Medica Academica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000233/multifocal-sensory-demyelinating-neuropathy-report-of-a-case
#5
Shin J Oh
INTRODUCTION: Multifocal sensory demyelinating neuropathy has not been reported. METHOD: A 42-year-old man with numbness of the left hand for 3 years and of the right hand for 6 months had a pure multifocal sensory neuropathy involving both hands, most prominently affecting 2-point discrimination, number writing, and object recognition in the left hand. Near-nerve needle sensory and mixed nerve conduction studies were performed in the left ulnar nerve. RESULTS: Studies of the left ulnar nerve documented a demyelinating neuropathy characterized by temporal dispersion and marked decrease in the amplitudes of the sensory and mixed compound nerve potentials in the above elbow-axilla segment...
December 21, 2016: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994828/prevalence-of-asymptomatic-neurophysiological-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-in-130-healthy-individuals
#6
Omar Alrawashdeh
Diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is frequently confirmed by performing nerve conduction studies. Previous studies demonstrated that abnormal nerve conduction study (NCS) is suggestive of CTS among asymptomatic individuals. However, previous studies included individuals with risk factors for the syndrome. A NCS was performed on the median and ulnar nerves in 130 healthy individuals. About 15% of individuals in this study demonstrated electrodiagnostic evidence of carpal tunnels syndrome. Four cases have shown signs of isolated median neuropathy with normal median sensory component...
November 2, 2016: Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987052/thoracic-outlet-syndrome-wide-literature-for-few-cases-status-of-the-art
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Pietro Emiliano Doneddu, Daniele Coraci, Paola De Franco, Ilaria Paolasso, Pietro Caliandro, Luca Padua
Despite its low prevalence and incidence, considerable debate exists in the literature on thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS). From literature analysis on nerve entrapments, we realized that TOS is the second most commonly published entrapment syndrome in the literature (after carpal tunnel syndrome) and that it is even more reported than ulnar neuropathy at elbow, which, instead, is very frequent. Despite the large amount of articles, there is still controversy regarding its classification, clinical picture, diagnostic objective findings, diagnostic modalities, therapeutical strategies and outcomes...
December 16, 2016: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941127/leprosy-in-a-patient-infected-with-hiv
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Clare M Galtrey, Hamid Modarres, Zane Jaunmuktane, Sebastian Brandner, Alexander M Rossor, Diana Nj Lockwood, Mary M Reilly, Hadi Manji, Fred Schon
A 60-year-old Nigerian man, who had lived in Europe for 30 years but had returned home frequently, presented with right frontalis muscle weakness and right ulnar nerve palsy, without skin lesions. Neurophysiology showed a generalised neuropathy with demyelinating features. Blood tests were positive for HIV, with a normal CD4 count. There was nerve thickening both clinically and on MRI. Nerve biopsy showed chronic endoneuritis and perineuritis (indicating leprosy) without visible mycobacteria. His neuropathy continued to deteriorate (lepra reaction) before starting treatment with WHO multidrug therapy, highly active antiretroviral therapy and corticosteroids...
December 9, 2016: Practical Neurology
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...
January 2017: 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/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/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
#17
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...
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...
December 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825284/surgical-management-of-acute-claw-hand-in-a-competitive-baseball-player
#20
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
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