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Hand Clin. 2013 Aug;29(3):443-53. doi: 10.1016/j.hcl.2013.04.014.

Uncommon upper extremity compression neuropathies.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Washington University, 660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8233, St Louis, MO 63110, USA.

Abstract

Hand surgeons routinely treat carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes, which are the most common upper extremity nerve compression syndromes. However, more infrequent nerve compression syndromes of the upper extremity may be encountered. Because they are unusual, the diagnosis of these nerve compression syndromes is often missed or delayed. This article reviews the causes, proposed treatments, and surgical outcomes for syndromes involving compression of the posterior interosseous nerve, the superficial branch of the radial nerve, the ulnar nerve at the wrist, and the median nerve proximal to the wrist.

KEYWORDS:

Compression; Median; Nerve; Radial; Ulnar; Uncommon

PMID:
23895725
DOI:
10.1016/j.hcl.2013.04.014
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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