ulnar tunnel syndrome


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ulnar tunnel syndrome

Orthopedics Any of a group of clinical complexes caused by ulnar nerve compression, which is most often due to a ganglion 'cyst,' but which may also be occupation- or hobby-related or due to laceration, arteritis, fractures and inflammation Clinical Sx differ according to site of nerve compression, and include varying degrees of motor defects and sensory loss of the medial aspect of hand Treatment Physical therapy, occasionally surgery. Cf Carpal tunnel syndrome, Tarsal tunnel.
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A diagram of the peripheral nerves responsible for sensory innervation of the hand (FIGURE 1) is an effective way to screen individuals at high risk of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) or ulnar tunnel syndrome (UTS).
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Guyon's canal syndrome also called as the ulnar tunnel syndrome, caused due to compression of the ulnar nerve as it passes through the ulnar canal (Guyon's) is a well recognized entity (Cem Bozkurt, 2005).