Management of ulnar nerve injuries

Alice Woo, Karim Bakri, Steven L. Moran

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Abstract

Injuries to the ulnar nerve result in both sensory and motor deficits within the hand. Functional outcomes following repair of this nerve have not performed as well as outcomes following repair of the median or radial nerves. Advances in imaging modalities may provide earlier means of identifying and diagnosing closed nerve injuries. Early neurorrhaphy of acute nerve injuries provides the best outcome, but consideration should also be given to performing distal motor nerve transfers to preserve hand intrinsic motor function when injuries occur at or above the proximal forearm. This article attempts to summarize the most recent trends within ulnar nerve repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-181
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • Ulnar nerve
  • nerve injury
  • nerve repair
  • outcomes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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