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Latest Ulnar nerve Stories

2013-03-21 16:00:03

Hospital for Special Surgery study also sheds light on best candidates for the surgery A study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) found that a surgical procedure known as the "docking technique" to repair a torn elbow ligament in teenage athletes yielded favorable results. The outcomes were better than those in previously published reports on reconstruction of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), also known as Tommy John surgery, in this age group and may be attributed to...

2012-08-01 15:02:49

Hospital for Special Surgery orthopedists encourage early referrals to improve outcomes Because many physicians are unaware of nerve transfer surgery, some patients suffer long-term impairment from nerve injuries that could have been fixed. A study in the August issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) by Hospital for Special Surgery researchers aims to raise awareness of this type of surgery among health care providers. In recent years, great strides...

2011-10-03 11:00:00

"Wait and see" in injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome may miss a window for recovery BOSTON, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When a motor nerve is severely damaged, people rarely recover full muscle strength and function. Neuroscientists from Children's Hospital Boston, combining patient data with observations in a mouse model, now show why. It's not that motor nerve fibers don't regrow - they can - but they don't grow fast enough. By the time they get to the muscle fibers, they...

2009-12-14 07:00:00

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- When staff from a leading orthopaedic group grew tired of struggling to apply the difficult to adjust and uncomfortable cubital tunnel splints available on the market, they enlisted Professional Products, Inc. (PPI) to develop a superior alternative. PPI, a leader and innovator in orthopaedic solutions for nearly five decades, responded with the revolutionary Exotec Cubital Tunnel Splint(TM) (cubitaltunnelsplint.com), which it announced...

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2009-06-02 13:20:00

Researchers have reported a new modern-day illness that may affect people who habitually talk on their cell phones for long periods of time. Commonly known as "cell phone elbow", cubital tunnel syndrome is characterized by numbness, tingling and pain in the forearm and hand. The symptoms come from bending the elbow for an extended period of time while holding a cell phone. This can result in pressure on the ulnar nerve, which runs underneath the bump on the inside of the elbow. The prolonged...

2008-05-09 03:00:13

By Duggan, Edel Brull, Richard; Lai, Jacob; Abbas, Sherif Background and Objectives: Glomangiomas are rare, vascular tumors consisting of an afferent artery, arteriovenous canal, neuro- reticular elements, collagen, and efferent veins, and are most often located in the soft tissue of the upper extremities. We describe how the use of ultrasound-guided nerve blockade altered the anesthetic management of a patient with multiple glomangiomatosis undergoing elective forearm surgery. Ultrasound...

2007-08-24 06:13:50

By Mallette, Paige Zhao, Meijuan; Zurakowski, David; Ring, David Purpose: This study was designed to test the hypothesis that patients with an initial diagnosis of cubital tunnel syndrome are more likely to present with muscle atrophy than patients with an initial diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome. Methods: A list of patients presenting to the office of a single hand surgeon from January 2000 to June 2005 with an initial diagnosis of isolated, idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome or cubital...

2007-01-30 03:00:46

By Niemi, Tomi T; Salmela, Liisa; Aromaa, Ulla; Pyhi, Reino; Rosenberg, Per H Background and Objectives: The surgical site for the creation of an arteriovenous fistula at the lateral aspect of the distal forearm may be faster and more effectively blocked with the infraclavicular coracoid approach than with the axillary approach for brachial plexus block. Methods: Sixty uremic patients scheduled for the creation of an arteriovenous fistula at the forearm were randomized to receive a...