Delayed ulnar neuropathy at the wrist following open carpal tunnel release

Matthew J. Pingree, E. Peter Bosch, Patrick Liu, Benn E. Smith

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Abstract

Open carpal tunnel release is a common and successful treatment of median neuropathy at the wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome). We report a case of delayed ulnar neuropathy at the wrist with onset 2 months after open carpal tunnel release. Clinical findings, electrophysiological studies, magnetic resonance imaging, and surgical exploration demonstrated ulnar nerve compression at Guyon's canal resulting from translocation of the carpal tunnel contents. To our knowledge, this is an unreported complication of open carpal tunnel release that merits wide appreciation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)394-397
Number of pages4
JournalMuscle and Nerve
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2005

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Ulnar Neuropathies
Wrist
Median Neuropathy
Ulnar Nerve Compression Syndromes
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Keywords

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Compressive neuropathy
  • Open carpal tunnel release
  • Postoperative complications
  • Ulnar neuropathy at the wrist

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Pingree, M. J., Bosch, E. P., Liu, P., & Smith, B. E. (2005). Delayed ulnar neuropathy at the wrist following open carpal tunnel release. Muscle and Nerve, 31(3), 394-397. https://doi.org/10.1002/mus.20262

Delayed ulnar neuropathy at the wrist following open carpal tunnel release. / Pingree, Matthew J.; Bosch, E. Peter; Liu, Patrick; Smith, Benn E.

In: Muscle and Nerve, Vol. 31, No. 3, 03.2005, p. 394-397.

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Pingree, MJ, Bosch, EP, Liu, P & Smith, BE 2005, 'Delayed ulnar neuropathy at the wrist following open carpal tunnel release', Muscle and Nerve, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 394-397. https://doi.org/10.1002/mus.20262
Pingree, Matthew J. ; Bosch, E. Peter ; Liu, Patrick ; Smith, Benn E. / Delayed ulnar neuropathy at the wrist following open carpal tunnel release. In: Muscle and Nerve. 2005 ; Vol. 31, No. 3. pp. 394-397.
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