Diseases [C] » Nervous System Diseases [C10] » Neuromuscular Diseases » Peripheral Nervous System Diseases » Mononeuropathies » Ulnar Neuropathies » Ulnar Nerve Compression Syndromes
Diseases [C] » Nervous System Diseases [C10] » Neuromuscular Diseases » Peripheral Nervous System Diseases » Nerve Compression Syndromes » Ulnar Nerve Compression Syndromes
Diseases [C] » Wounds and Injuries [C26] » Sprains and Strains » Cumulative Trauma Disorders » Ulnar Nerve Compression Syndromes
Ulnar neuropathies caused by mechanical compression of the nerve at any location from its origin at the BRACHIAL PLEXUS to its terminations in the hand. Common sites of compression include the retroepicondylar groove, cubital tunnel at the elbow (CUBITAL TUNNEL SYNDROME), and Guyon's canal at the wrist. Clinical features depend on the site of injury, but may include weakness or paralysis of wrist flexion, finger flexion, and ulnar innervated intrinsic hand muscles, and impaired sensation over the ulnar aspect of the hand, fifth finger, and ulnar half of the ring finger. (Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1995, Ch51, p43) MeSH
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