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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Ulnar Drift

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Can you tell me about RA suffer from finger drift towards their thumb(as oppossed to ulnar drift?

Can you tell me about RA suffer from finger drift towards their thumb(as oppossed to ulnar drift?

It can happen: Rheumatoid inflammation can damage supporting hand ligaments and the fingers can drift either way. That suggests that one's RA needs to be better controlled. You do not list meds so it is difficult to comment. Do you see a rheumatologist? ...Read more

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What are the causes of damage to the ulnar nerve from surgery?

What are the causes of damage to the ulnar nerve from surgery?

Often compression: During surgery, the arms and legs must be arranged in a fashion to prevent compression of the nerves. Since anesthetics are used during surgery, the arms and the legs can compress themselves if the surgery is a decent length. When nerves are compressed, numbness and weakness may follow. Stretching also may occur during surgery, this may also result in mild damage. ...Read more

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Ulnar radial stenositosis-is there any known surgeries? What causes this?

Ulnar radial stenositosis-is there any known surgeries? What causes this?

Sometime: Most common cause of radioulnar synostosis or fusion is either posttraumatic or congenital. Complicated fractures with surgery and soft tissue injury with hematoma can result in fusion. Some people compensate for loss of function by using shoulders. Can be unilateral or bilateral. Surgery sometimes applies to posttraumatic synoostoses. Otthopedic consultation necessary to see if surgery possible. ...Read more

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Would I cause more damage if I use my wrist after diagnosis of ulnar abutment, tfc tear, ulnar stylis non union and LT injury? Injury 22 mos. ago

Would I cause more damage if I use my wrist after diagnosis of ulnar abutment, tfc tear, ulnar stylis non union and LT injury? Injury 22 mos. ago

Perhaps: YOu have not said how you are going to use your wrist. I would see an ortho doc and get clearance as to the type of activity that you are going to do. Then if this type of activity is not going to aggravate you may need some type of physiotherapy to build up the wrist to the level of where you need to be. ...Read more

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Can Gym and light weight lifting and gradual increase of weights worsen the symptoms of ulnar nuritis, or worsen the source or causes of the problem?

Can Gym and light weight lifting and gradual increase of weights worsen the symptoms of ulnar nuritis, or worsen the source or causes of the problem?

Avoid contact, flexs: using certain exercise machines that put pressure right on the cubital tunnel can cause aggravation of ulnar neuritis. If you have subluxation of the nerve then exercises involving repetitive flexion and extension could also aggravate your problem. Ask an orthopedic specialist regarding these potential issues and he can recommend physical therapy to guide you along. ...Read more

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Im 21. Over a year ago I had a plate inserted for broken ulnar. It broke again under plate 6 months ago.Did plate cause this? Should I get it removed?

Im 21. Over a year ago I had a plate inserted for broken ulnar. It broke again under plate 6 months ago.Did plate cause this? Should I get it removed?

Non union: The most likely cause for "re-fracture" of a bone is that it was never completely healed (non-union). Compression of the fracture ( pushing the ends together ) helps fracture healing. If a re-fracture or non-union develops sometimes it is necessary to remove/replace the plate. ...Read more

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Why does a compressed ulnar nerve (ulnar canal syndrome) not cause radial deviation?

Why does a compressed ulnar nerve (ulnar canal syndrome) not cause radial deviation?

Ulnar Nerve: supplies motor innervation to the adductor pollicis muscle in the thumb, the muscles of the hypothenar eminence and the intrinsic muscles of the palm (interossei and lumbricals) The branches to the forearm muscles (extensor and flexor carpi ulnaris when compressed produce only minor weakness (vs what occurs when the nerve is cut) One might develop a claw hand but not radial deviation ...Read more

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Can stress cause nerve problems, like ulnar problems-cubital tunnel symptoms? or any other nerve related problems???

Can stress cause nerve problems, like ulnar problems-cubital tunnel symptoms? or any other nerve related problems???

Yes and No: Please go for a Neurology consult to rule out any physical causes to your problems. If there are no injuries or body related causes then your problems are psychological and should be treated via mental health interview. ...Read more

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Hi dr david tfcc injuried why is the ulnar popped out it looks swelling abit bigger then the healthy wrist? What cause the swelling ulnar? Thanks

Hi dr david tfcc injuried why is the ulnar popped out it looks swelling abit bigger then the healthy  wrist? What cause the swelling ulnar? Thanks

Injury causes...: If u did injure your triangular fibrocartilage complex(tfcc) acutely there can be swelling from the injury causing the distal ( end of)ulna to become prominent. See an orthopedic surgeon w/ subspecialty training in hand surgery or arthroscopy. Best of a luck! ...Read more