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Doctor insights on: Ulnar Impaction Syndrome

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How to know if cubital and ulnar tunnel syndrome are the same thing?

How to know if cubital and ulnar tunnel syndrome are the same thing?

Cubital tunnel: Typically refers to compression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow. "cubital" refers to the elbow. Ulnar tunnel usually means compression of the ulnar nerve ( some nerve diff location) in the ulnar tunnel or guyon's canal which is at the wrist. Symptoms can overlap as it is the same nerve but the findings are slightly different. As what is affecte43d is below the compression or towards the hand. ...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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How long can symptoms from cubital tunnel syndrome last before it's considered permanent damage to the Ulnar nerve?

How long can symptoms from cubital tunnel syndrome last before it's considered permanent damage to the Ulnar nerve?

Ulnar nerve: It's not the duration of the symptoms, it's the severity. If there is a lot of weakness in moving the fingers together and apart for example, there is a motor deficit, and that indicates a need to be aggressive. It is handy to test this by placing a card between the fingers and ask someone to pull it out. There should be some resistance there. With weakness, the card falls out right away. ...Read more

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Is an ulnar nerve transposition effective for cubital tunnel syndrome?

Is an ulnar nerve transposition effective for cubital tunnel syndrome?

Yes: Ulnar nerve transposition is equivalent to an ulnar nerve decompression operation for entrapment at the elbow. ...Read more

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Help can cubital tunnel syndrome/ulnar nerve damage cause twitching muscles?

Yes to your question: Damage to any nerve that supplies a muscle may cause twitching. When the ulnar nerve is damaged, twitching may occur along the medial forearm, and many muscles that move the fingers - such as the muscles that move the fingers apart and together and the muscles that help the fingers curl and grip. http://www.neurocuro.com/peripheral-nerve-entrapment/ ...Read more

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Are people with marfan's skinny limbs, more likely to get carpal tunnel syndrome/ulnar nerve syndrome?

Are people with marfan's skinny limbs, more likely to get carpal tunnel syndrome/ulnar nerve syndrome?

Possibly: People with marfan's can have hypermobility of their of joints which possibly could lead to irritation of either the median nerve causing carpal tunnel or the ulnar nerve causing ulnar nerve syndrome. ...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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How do you relieve pressure on the ulnar nervers?

How do you relieve pressure on the ulnar nervers?

Depends on cause: It depends on the cause. If the condition causing can not be treated with medicines, surgery can be done- like carpal tunnel release or moving the nerve from that area. ...Read more

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Should i go to the e.R if my ulnar nerve is hurting bad?

WHY ER?: The er is specifically designed to triage and handle emergencies. You possess an elective condition, and should see your doctor. The er will make you wait, cause need for numerous exams, likely provide you a narcotic which may be of limited value, and charge you a large sum of money to refer you back to your original doctor. ...Read more