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Muscle wasting possible due to ulnar nerve compression?

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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Depending on where nerve is compressed, muscles innervated may be affected.
Commonly, muscle in first webspace, between thumb and index, become atrophied. Muscles between metacarpals, or interossei, can atrophy. Result is hand weakness with atrophy.

In brief: Yes

Depending on where nerve is compressed, muscles innervated may be affected.
Commonly, muscle in first webspace, between thumb and index, become atrophied. Muscles between metacarpals, or interossei, can atrophy. Result is hand weakness with atrophy.
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

If the compression is severe enough to stop nerve conduction, atrophy of the affected muscles is likely.

In brief: Yes.

If the compression is severe enough to stop nerve conduction, atrophy of the affected muscles is likely.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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