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  1. TOPOGRAFÍA INTRANEURAL DE LA RAMA PROFUNDA DEL NERVIO ULNAR EN EL ANTEBRAZO DISTAL: ESTUDIO CADAVÉRICO. Intraneural topography of the deep branch of the ulnar nerve in the distal forearm: cadaveric study.

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    Joaquín García Pisón

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: estudiar la topografía intraneural de la rama profunda del nervio ulnar (RPNU en el antebrazo distal en vistas a su identificación mediante disección intraneural mínima durante la transferencia del nervio del pronador cuadrado (NPC a la RPNU. Materiales y métodos: En 15 antebrazos cadavéricos se fijó el paquete vasculonervioso ulnar a los planos musculares profundos cada un centímetro tomando como referencia el hueso pisiforme. Se disecó en sentido proximal la RPNU bajo microscopio quirúrgico (Olympus OME, 4-20x y se registró su posición intraneural en base a una división en cuadrantes. Se midió la distancia desde el origen de la rama cutánea dorsal (RCD del nervio ulnar al pisiforme y se registró su relación intraneural con la RPNU. Resultados: La RPNU se individualizó hasta 69mm (41-94 proximal al hueso pisiforme, ubicándose en el cuadrante posteromedial del nervio ulnar en el 78% (67-87, el 93% (92-93 y el 100% de los casos entre los 0-2, 3-6 y 7-9 centímetros, respectivamente. La distancia pisiforme-RCD fue de 63mm (52-83. En 11 miembros la disección de la RPNU se extendió proximalmente al origen de la RCD, ubicándose siempre entre esta última y la rama superficial del nervio ulnar. Conclusiones: La topografía intraneural de la RPNU en el sitio óptimo para su sección en vistas a su anastomosis con el NPC es predecible en la mayoría de los casos, lo que confirma la viabilidad de su identificación precisa mediante disección intraneural mínima.  Objective: to assess the intraneural anatomy of the deep branch of the ulnar nerve (DBUN in the distal forearm in reference to its identification by means of minimal intraneural dissection during pronator quadratus nerve to DBUN transfers. Materials and methods: In 15 cadaveric forearms the ulnar neurovascular bundle was identified and attached to the subjacent muscles every one centimeter. Pisiform bone was used as reference. Intraneural proximal dissection of

  2. ANASTOMOSIS ENTRE LA RAMA PROFUNDA DEL NERVIO CUBITAL Y EL NERVIO MEDIANO EN LA MANO. Anastomosis between the deep branch of the ulnar nerve and the median nerve in the hand

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    Luis E Criado del Río

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: La anastomosis de Riche-Cannieu (ARC es una variación anatómica formada entre la rama tenar del nervio mediano (NM y la rama profunda del nervio cubital (NC. Debido a la importancia clínica y electromiográfica su descripción anatómica es de gran interés, ya que debido a esta variación anatómica existen distintas formas de inervación motora a nivel de la mano. Materiales y Métodos: Se realizaron disecciones cadavéricas en 38 manos (19 cadáveres de ambos sexos formolizados en solución al 5 %, de entre 50 y 70 años de edad. Se utilizó instrumental y técnicas convencionales de disección. Resultados: En la rama profunda del NC no se evidenciaron variaciones y finalizaba su recorrido en el músculo aductor del pulgar. En el 86,84%  de los casos emerge una rama que se anastomosa con el NM de diferentes formas. Esta rama anastomótica, en el 50% de las manos, era una arcada nerviosa de considerable calibre entre el NC y NM, que daba ramas motoras a los músculos de la eminencia tenar. Discusión: El conocimiento de esta anastomosis es muy importante ya que, en casos de lesión del nervio mediano o cubital, puede causar confusión clínica, quirúrgica y en los hallazgos electromiográficos. Debido a su alta frecuencia fue considerada un rasgo anatómico normal. Introduction: The Riche-Cannieu anastomosis (RCA is an anatomic variation formed between the thenar branch of the median nerve and the deep branch of the ulnar nerve. Its anatomical description is of great interest because of its clinical and electromyographic relevance. Due to the RCA, there are various types of hand motor innervation. Materials and Methods: Thirty eight hands from 19 corpses (formolized in a 5% solution whose ages ranged from 50 to 70 years old were dissected. Conventional instruments and techn-iques were used. Results: The pathway of the deep branch of the ulnar nerve did not show variations and ended at the adductor pollicis muscle. In 86

  3. Internal antecubital fold line: A new useful anatomical repair to identify the medial epicondyle and avoid iatrogenic ulnar nerve injury in patients with supracondylar fracture of the humerus Línea del pliegue antecubital interno: Un nuevo reparo anatómico útil para identificar la epitróclea y evitar lesiones iatrogénicas del nervio ulnar en pacientes con fractura supracondílea del humero

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    Luis José Cespedes

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The supracondylar fracture of the distal humerus is the most common pediatric fracture around the elbow. The currently accepted techniques of fixation are two lateral parallel wires , crosswiring technique from the lateral side, two divergent wires laterally and two retrograde crossed wires. The retrograde crossed wires provide the best mechanical stability. Many children with this fracture have swelling around the elbow, making difficult the feeling of the anatomic landmarks for percutaneous pinning, increasing the risk of ulnar nerve injury. Objective: To evaluate the correspondence of the internal antecubital fold line with the internal epicondyle in patients with supracondylar fracture and the incidence of iatrogenic ulnar nerve injuries . Methods: We conducted a series of clinical cases. In the first group we included 56 children with supracondylar fracture Gartland type III, from August 2000 to September 2007, who underwent closed reduction and crossed retrograde nail fixation. In the second group we included 241 (481 elbows outpatients with no anatomic abnormality. We used the extension of antecubital fold line to find the internal epicondyle in both groups. Results: The prolongation of the antecubital fold line intersected the medial epicondyle in all participants of the first group. In 96.3% of the participants in the second group, the extension of antecubital fold line intersected the internal epicondyle. None patient had iatrogenic ulnar nerve injury. Conclusions: The use of the antecubital internal fold line may be useful to identify the internal epicondyle and thus avoid iatrogenic ulnar nerve injury. Salud UIS 2012; 44 (2: 9-14La fractura supracondílea del húmero distal es la más común alrededor del codo en niños. Las técnicas actualmente aceptadas de fijación son dos clavos laterales paralelos, dos clavos cruzados laterales, dos clavos laterales divergentes y dos clavos retrógrados cruzados. Los clavos retr

  4. Estudio anatómico de la transferencia de los nervios accesorio y toracodorsal al nervio cubital en el gato Anatomic study of spinal accesory and thoracodorsal nerves transfer to ulnar nerve in cats

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    J.R. Martínez-Méndez

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Las lesiones del plexo braquial son una de las patologías más graves y con mayor número de secuelas del miembro superior. En el momento actual las transferencias nerviosas se encuentran en primera línea del armamento terapéutico para reconstruir funciones proximales del miembro superior. En el estudio que presentamos se realizaron 20 transferencias nerviosas al nervio cubital del gato común, tomando bien el nervio accesorio del espinal (10 casos o bien el nervio toracodorsal (10 casos. Como grupo control se utilizó el lado contralateral al intervenido. Durante el año siguiente, se evaluó la reinervación mediante estudios electromiográficos, histológicos de nervio y músculo, así como histoquímicos de médula espinal. Tras el análisis de los resultados encontramos que las motoneuronas de ambos nervios donantes son capaces de conseguir reinervaciones parciales del territorio cubital.A brachial plexus injury is one of the most severe pathologies of the upper limb, and also has severe sequels. In the actual state of the art, nerve transfers are being used as first line of therapeutic approach in the reconstruction of proximal functions of the upper limb. In this study 20 nerve transfers were made to the ulnar nerve of the cat, using the spinal accessory nerve (10 cases or the thoracodorsal nerve (10 cases. The opposite side was used as control. During next year, reinnervation was assessed by electromyography, nerve and muscle histology and histochemical evaluation of the spinal cord. We found that motoneurons of both donor nerves are able to make partial reinervation of the ulnar nerve territory.

  5. El magnate, nervio del hipersector comunicativo 2001

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    Dr. Pedro Orive Riva

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available del mundo de las nuevas tecnologías, interesa saber los cambios que éstas están provocando en el Norte y en el Su. El profesor Orive trata sobre el temor de los países atrasados a perder esta batalla de soportes y contenidos; esta era tecnológica ofrece como auténtica novedad histórica la velocidad de su desarrollo y va a traer consigo «tensiones ciclópeas»; las Nuevas Tecnología de la Información (NTI, permiten un proceso donde lo instantáneo en la obtención de la información se une al volumen de información disponible y a la complejidad de la estructura informativa, que deviene en conglomerados y autopistas de la información. Se trata de un proceso que Pedro Orive define como carrera imparable y apasionante. En ella, tienen un esencial papel los magnates de la informática y de la comunicación. Además, hay que tener en cuenta el cambio que experimentaba el receptor tradicional, que ahora es igualmente, y en cierta manera, proveedor de mensajes.

  6. Estudio anatómico de la rama superficial del nervio radial, implicaciones quirúrgicas

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    Vergara Amador, Enrique; Nieto, José Luis

    2010-01-01

    Antecedentes. Conocer la anatomía de la rama superficial del nervio radial, es indispensable para la adecuada práctica de cirugías que involucran la mano y la muñeca. Objetivo. Determinar las relaciones del nervio radial y sus ramas con el tubérculo de Lister, la apófisis estiloides del radio y la distribución en el dorso de la mano. Material y métodos. Se disecaron 25 piezas de cadáveres frescos. Se identificó la rama superficial del nervio radial y se midió la distancia entre la sali...

  7. Schwannoma benigno del nervio infraorbitario: Reporte de un caso y revisión de la literatura

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    Mercado M,Víctor; Cordova F,Támara; Verscheure P,Felipe; Herrera C,Pablo

    2007-01-01

    Los schwannomas son tumores de naturaleza benigna o maligna, originados a partir de las células de Schwann de la vaina de mielina de nervios periféricos, autónomos y pares craneanos. Dentro de estos últimos, el nervio trigémino es el segundo en frecuencia en ser afectado. Se presenta el caso de una paciente de 33 años portadora de una neuralgia trigeminal izquierda típica de 4 meses de evolución, con un estudio imagenológico que muestra un tumor originado del nervio infraorbitario izquierdo. ...

  8. Schwannoma del nervio facial intraparotídeo. Un dilema terapéutico

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    Paula Barba-Recreo

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Los schwannomas del nervio facial intraparotídeos son tumores benignos poco frecuentes, suponiendo frecuentemente un reto diagnóstico y terapéutico. La mayoría de los pacientes presentan una masa parotídea asintomática y las pruebas de imagen y la punción con aguja fina no suelen ser concluyentes en el diagnóstico. Tras la revisión de la literatura a propósito de un caso, pretendemos proporcionar cierta guía para el tratamiento de esta rara patología.

  9. ESTUDIO ANATÓMICO DE LA RAMA SUPERFICIAL DEL NERVIO RADIAL. IMPLICACIONES QUIRÚRGICAS Superficial branch of radial nerve: an anatomical study and its surgical implications

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    Enrique Vergara-Amador; José Luis Nieto

    2010-01-01

    Antecedentes. Conocer la anatomía de la rama superficial del nervio radial, es indispensable para la adecuada práctica de cirugías que involucran la mano y la muñeca. Objetivo. Determinar las relaciones del nervio radial y sus ramas con el tubérculo de Lister, la apófisis estiloides del radio y la distribución en el dorso de la mano. Material y métodos. Se disecaron 25 piezas de cadáveres frescos. Se identificó la rama superficial del nervio radial y se midió la distancia entre la salida del ...

  10. Mini-mastoidectomía para anastomosis hipogloso-facial con sección parcial del nervio hipogloso

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    Campero, Álvaro; Ajler, Pablo; Socolovsky, Mariano; Martins, Carolina; Rhoton, Albert

    2012-01-01

    Introducción: La anastomosis hipogloso-facial es la técnica de elección para la reparación de la parálisis facial cuando no se dispone de un cabo proximal sano del nervio facial. La técnica de anastomosis mediante fresado mastoideo y sección parcial del hipogloso minimiza la atrofia lingual sin sacrificar resultados a nivel facial. Método: La porción mastoidea del nervio facial transcurre por la pared anterior de la AM, a un promedio de 18+/-3 mm de profundidad respecto de la pared lateral. Se debe reconocer la cresta supramastoidea, desde la cual se marca una línea vertical paralela al eje mayor de la AM, 1 cm por detrás de la pared posterior del CAE El fresado se comienza desde la línea medio mastoidea hasta la pared posterior del CAE. Una vez encontrado el nervio facial en el tercio medio del canal mastoideo, el mismo es seguido hacia proximal y distal. Resultados: El abordaje descripto permite acceder al nervio facial intratemporal en su porción mastoidea, y efectuar un fresado óseo sin poner en riesgo al nervio o a estructuras vasculares cercanas. Se trata de un procedimiento técnicamente más sencillo que los abordajes amplios habitualmente utilizados al hueso temporal; no obstante su uso debe ser restringido mayormente a la anastomosis hipogloso-facial. Conclusión: Esta es una técnica relativamente sencilla, que puede ser reproducida por cirujanos sin mayor experiencia en el tema, luego de su paso por el laboratorio de anatomía. PMID:23596555

  11. Esguince de tobillo de primer grado como causa de paresia del nervio peroneo común. Caso clínico

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    Í. Úbeda-Pérez de Heredia; G.Á. Sobrá-Hidalgo

    2015-01-01

    Los esguinces de tobillo, con mecanismo de inversión, son incidencias comunes en la población y constituyen las lesiones más frecuentes en el deporte. Eventualmente pueden ocasionar una neuropatía del nervio peroneo común, debido a un mecanismo de tracción indirecta, a través del nervio peroneo superficial. Se presenta el caso clínico de un varón de 37 años que, tras sufrir un esguince de tobillo de primer grado durante la práctica deportiva, presentó una paresia intensa del nervio peroneo co...

  12. Esguince de tobillo de primer grado como causa de paresia del nervio peroneo común. Caso clínico

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    Úbeda-Pérez de Heredia, Í.; Sobrá-Hidalgo, G.Á.

    2015-01-01

    Los esguinces de tobillo, con mecanismo de inversión, son incidencias comunes en la población y constituyen las lesiones más frecuentes en el deporte. Eventualmente pueden ocasionar una neuropatía del nervio peroneo común, debido a un mecanismo de tracción indirecta, a través del nervio peroneo superficial. Se presenta el caso clínico de un varón de 37 años que, tras sufrir un esguince de tobillo de primer grado durante la práctica deportiva, presentó una paresia intensa del nervio peroneo co...

  13. Variaciones de la anatomía del nervio dentario inferior. Revisión bibliográfica

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    Granollers Torrens, M.; Berini Aytés, Leonardo; Gay Escoda,Cosme

    1997-01-01

    La correcta identificación del conducto dentario inferior o conducto mandibular, por el que discurre el nervio dentario inferior, es esencial cuando se precisa realizar cualquier intervención de Cirugía Bucal en la región mandibular posterior. En este artículo se revisa la literatura publicada referida a la anatomía del nervio dentario inferior y se relaciona con las diferentes técnicas de diagnóstico por la imagen (radiología y tomografía) así como con la disección anatómica de mandíbulas de...

  14. Variaciones de la anatomía del nervio dentario inferior. Revisión bibliográfica

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    Granollers Torrens, M.; Berini Aytés, Leonardo; Gay Escoda, Cosme

    1997-01-01

    La correcta identificación del conducto dentario inferior o conducto mandibular, por el que discurre el nervio dentario inferior, es esencial cuando se precisa realizar cualquier intervención de Cirugía Bucal en la región mandibular posterior. En este artículo se revisa la literatura publicada referida a la anatomía del nervio dentario inferior y se relaciona con las diferentes técnicas de diagnóstico por la imagen (radiología y tomografía) así como con la disección anatómica de mandíbulas de...

  15. Distribución topográfica de la respuesta cortical del potencial evocado somatosensorial del nervio tibial

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    Lidia Charroó; Ernesto Cruz; Alfredo Álvarez; María C. Pérez; Valia Rodríguez; Lídice Galán; Calixto Machado; José Gaya; Trinidad Virués; Gertrudis Hernández; Tania Aznielle; Annette Suárez

    2007-01-01

    No existe un consenso en la descripción de la distribución topográfica de la respuesta cortical P40 del potencial evocado somatosensorial por la estimulación del nervio tibial. Se han reportado diferencias de distribución con máxima respuesta en línea media. Otros autores, sin embargo, la refieren en la región centro-parietal ipsilateral al estímulo, mientras que en menor escala también ha sido referida en dicha región, pero contralateral al estímulo. Considerando lo antes expuesto se decidió...

  16. Esguince de tobillo de primer grado como causa de paresia del nervio peroneo común. Caso clínico

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    Í. Úbeda-Pérez de Heredia

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Los esguinces de tobillo, con mecanismo de inversión, son incidencias comunes en la población y constituyen las lesiones más frecuentes en el deporte. Eventualmente pueden ocasionar una neuropatía del nervio peroneo común, debido a un mecanismo de tracción indirecta, a través del nervio peroneo superficial. Se presenta el caso clínico de un varón de 37 años que, tras sufrir un esguince de tobillo de primer grado durante la práctica deportiva, presentó una paresia intensa del nervio peroneo común que se constató mediante estudio ecográfico y electroneuromiográfico. El cuadro se resolvió con tratamiento conservador y electroestimulación. Pese a su rareza, ha de conocerse la asociación entre el esguince de tobillo y la lesión del nervio peroneo común y debe evaluarse la función de dicho nervio en todos los pacientes con esguince de tobillo en sus diferentes grados, tanto en su exploración inicial como en el seguimiento posterior.

  17. POSSIBLE ENTRAPMENT OF THE ULNAR ARTERY BY THE THIRD HEAD OF PRONATOR TERES MUSCLE. El posible atrapamiento de la arteria ulnar por el tercer fascículo del músculo pronador teres

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    Naveen Kumar

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available El conocimiento de las variaciones en los alrededores de la fosa cubital es útil para cirujanos ortopédicos, cirujanos plásticos y médicos en general. Observamos las variaciones arteriales y musculares en y alrededor de la fosa cubital. La arteria braquial terminó 2 pulgadas por encima de la base de la fosa cubital. Las arterias radiales y cubitales entraron en la fosa cubital  pasando delante de los tendones de los músculos braquial y bíceps braquial respectivamente. La arteria cubital estaba rodeada por el tercer fascículo del pronador teres, que tuvo su origen en la fascia cubriendo la parte distal del músculo braquial. Este músculo se unió a tendón de pronador teres distalmente y fue suministrado por una rama del nervio mediano. Este músculo podría alterar el flujo sanguíneo en la arteria cubital y puede causar dificultades para el registro de la presión sanguínea. Knowledge of variations at and in the surroundings of cubital fossa is useful for the orthopedic surgeons, plastic surgeons and medical practitioners in general. During routine dissection, we observed arterial and muscular variations in and around the cubital fossa. The brachial artery terminated 2 inches above the base of the cubital fossa. The radial and ulnar arteries entered the cubital fossa by passing in front of the tendons of brachialis and biceps brachii respectively. The ulnar artery was surrounded by the third head of pronator teres which took its origin from the fascia covering the distal part of the brachialis muscle. This muscle joined pronator teres tendon distally and was supplied by a branch of median nerve. This muscle could alter the blood flow in the ulnar artery and may cause difficulties in recording the blood pressure.

  18. Disturbio neurosensorial del nervio dentario inferior asociado al tratamiento endodóntico de una tercera molar. Reporte de caso

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    Arce De La Cruz, Erika Gaby; Facultad de Estomatología, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima,; Hernández Añaños, Felipe; Facultad de Estomatología, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima,

    2014-01-01

    El disturbio neurosensorial del nervio dentario inferior es una complicación que puede ocurrir luego de realizar algunos procedimientos odontológicos como: exodoncia de dientes retenidos,colocación de implantes, y tratamientos endodónticos quirúrgicos y no quirúrgicos. Puede haber daño por injuria mecánica (sobrepase de instrumentos), injuria química (pasaje de hipoclorito o selladores endodónticos) e injuria térmica (sobrecalentamiento por procedimientos quirúrgicos). Los distubios neurosens...

  19. Parálisis del nervio interóseo posterior tras luxación posterolateral de codo

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    Asenjo Siguero, J. J.; López-Oliva Muñoz, Felipe

    1998-01-01

    Se presenta un infrecuente caso clínico de parálisis del nervio interóseo posterior en asociación con luxación de codo. La discusión argumenta sobre la patogenia y bases anatómicas que pueden justificar esta asociación. We report an uncommon case of posterior interosseus nerve palsy in association with an elbow dislocation. The authors discuss about the mechanism and anatomical basis of this lesion.

  20. Lesiones del nervio facial provocan alteraciones en las células microgliales en el sistema nervioso central

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    Jeimmy Cerón

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. El Laboratorio de Neurofisiología Comportamental de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia ha descrito modificaciones tanto estructurales como electrofisiológicas en neuronas piramidales de la corteza motora producidas por la lesión del nervio facial contralateral en ratas. Sin embargo, poco se conoce si dichos cambios neuronales también se acompañan de modificaciones en las células gliales circundantes. Objetivo. Caracterizar en ratas el efecto de la lesión unilateral del nervio facial sobre la activación y proliferación de células de la microglía en la corteza motora primaria contralateral. Materiales y métodos. Se realizaron experimentos de inmunohistoquímica para detectar células microgliales en tejido cerebral de ratas sometidas a lesión del nervio facial, sacrificadas a distintos tiempos luego de la misma. Se realizaron dos tipos de lesiones: reversible (por compresión, que permite recuperación de la función e irreversible (por corte, que provoca parálisis permanente. Los tejidos cerebrales de animales sin lesión (Control absoluto y con falsa cirugía (Sham se compararon con los de animales lesionados sacrificados a 1, 3, 7, 21 ó 35 días post-lesión. Resultados. Las células microgliales en la corteza motora de animales lesionados irreversiblemente mostraron signos de proliferación y activación desde los 3 hasta los 7 días post-lesión. La proliferación de las células microgliales en animales con lesión reversible fue significativa sólo a los 3 días post-lesión. Conclusiones. La lesión del nervio facial produce modificaciones en las células microgliales de la corteza motora primaria. Estas modificaciones podrían estar involucradas en la generación de los cambios morfológicos y electrofisiológicos descritos en las neuronas piramidales de la corteza motora que comandan los movimientos faciales.

  1. Termorrizotomía percutánea por radiofrecuencia para el tratamiento de la neuralgia esencial del nervio trigémino. Caso clínico

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    Acevedo González, Juan Carlos; Pontificia Universidad Javeriana; Durán Mora, Daniel; Pontificia Universidad Javeriana; Berbeo Calderón, Miguel Enrique; Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá; Díaz Orduz, Roberto Carlos; Pontificia Universidad Javeriana; Feo Lee, Óscar; Pontificia Universidad Javeriana; Zorro Guío, Óscar; Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

    2012-01-01

    La neuralgia del trigémino es el dolor neuropático unilateral, intenso, súbito, paroxístico y recurrente que aparece en el territorio del nervio. El dolor trigeminal puede ser “clásico” o “sintomático” y se diferencia por la presencia de déficit neurológico. Cuando el dolor se acompaña de déficit sensitivo o motor y existe una lesión estructural en relación con el nervio, es neuralgia sintomática. Cuando no existe lesión estructural o solo hay contacto anormal entre arteria/nervio, es clásica...

  2. Lesiones del nervio torácico largo de Bell. Revisión de conceptos terapéuticos

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    Sebastián E. Valbuena

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Re­su­men las lesiones del nervio torácico producen parálisis del serrato anterior y originan una deformidad característica (escápula alata, que genera debilidad y alteraciones importantes en la movilidad del hombro. En esta revisión, se analizan conceptos sobre anatomía, etiología, presentación clínica y alternativas terapéuticas. Long­ thoracic ­nerve ­of ­Bell. ­Review­ of­ therapeutic ­management Abstract The long thoracic nerve injuries are manifested by a characteristic deformity called scapula alata, causing weakness, and impaired shoulder mobility. in this review current concepts of the anatomy, etiology, clinical presentation and therapeutic management are analyzed.

  3. Parálisis Parcial del Nervio Oculomotor Secundaria a Zoster Sine Herpete: Reporte de Un Caso

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    Oscar L. Rueda O.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Herpes Zoster es la reactivación del Virus Varicela Zóster en los ganglios sensoriales y/o autonómicos, típicamente caracterizado por dolor profundo de distribución dermatómica y erupciones vesiculares en piel. De manera infrecuente, puede presentarse el Zoster Sine Herpete, condición en la cual se presenta la distribución dermatómica del dolor en ausencia de lesiones dérmicas, convirtiendo el diagnóstico en un reto clínico. Caso clínico: Hombre de 69 años con dolor periorbitario, epifora, ptosis y pérdida de la aducción del ojo derecho. Los estudios imagenológicos y de laboratorio fueron normales, descartando así las principales causas de parálisis del nervio oculomotor. Se hizo diagnóstico presuntivo de Zoster Sine Herpete y se inició prueba terapéutica con valaciclovir, observándose resolución total de la sintomatología seis semanas después. Discusión: Este caso puede ser el primero en describir una parálisis parcial dolorosa del nervio oculomotor como única manifestación clínica de la reactivación del Virus Varicela Zóster y busca alertar al personal médico sobre una enfermedad latente que hace de sus reapariciones una gama de presentaciones no siempre fáciles de identificar.

  4. Estudio neurofisiológico de la inervación sensitiva de la porción dorsomedial de la mano por parte de la rama superficial del nervio radial como variante de la normalidad.

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    2015-01-01

    La inervación sensitiva del dorso de la mano depende fundamentalmente del nervio cubital dorsal que se encarga de la porción dorsomedial de la mano y del nervio radial superficial que inerva la porción dorsolateral. Se ha descrito la inervación de la porción dorsomedial de la mano por parte del nervio radial como variante de la normalidad, si bien los artículos publicados son muy escasos y difieren en la frecuencia observada e incluso en su existencia. Su conocimiento es fundamental para un c...

  5. Parálisis obstétrica del plexo braquial: resultados preliminares de la transferencia del nervio espinal accesorio al nervio supraescapular en 10 casos. [Accessory nerve to suprascapular nerve transfer in obstetrical brachial plexus palsy: preliminary results in 10 cases.

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    Sebastian Emiliano Valbuena

    2015-01-01

    Objetivo valuar los resultados preliminares sobre 10 casos de transferencias del nervio espinalaccesorio (NEA) al nervio supraescapular (NS) en parálisis obstétricas delplexo braquial (POPB). Material y métodos Entre los años 2010 y 2012 se realizaron 16 transferencias del NEA al NS en POPB. Fueron incluidos 10 casos que presentabanseguimiento mínimo de 18 meses. Se evaluó valores de fuerza muscular del hombrosegún la escala de Gilbert y se  usaronescalas funcionales de Mallet, y ...

  6. El papel del músculo liso bronquial y los nervios en la fisiopatología del asma bronquial

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    María Victoria Picó Bergantiños

    2001-02-01

    Full Text Available Gran cantidad de evidencia se ha recopilado en los últimos años con relación a la naturaleza inflamatoria del asma bronquial, lo que ha traído como consecuencia la revisión obligada de aspectos importantes de su fisiopatología, y entre estos aspectos consideramos de sumo interés el papel que juega el músculo liso bronquial y los nervios en la génesis y desarrollo de esta enfermedad. La proteína quinasa C (PKC está involucrada en la contracción mantenida del músculo liso bronquial in vitro, y puede por tanto ser de particular importancia en pacientes con asma crónica. El incremento del engrosamiento del músculo liso de las vías aéreas es otra característica llamativa en algunos pacientes con asma, y puede tener lugar tanto en las partes proximales como distales de las vías aéreas. La tos y la "apretazón" en el pecho son síntomas comunes en el asma y probablemente estos síntomas están mediados por la activación de aferentes nerviosos. Finalmente se expresan las posibles interrogantes futuras que pudieran definir las investigaciones en el campo de la fisiopatología del asma en lo relacionado con el músculo liso bronquial y la inervación pulmonarThe great deal of evidence that has been collected for the last years in connection with the inflammatory nature of bronchial asthma have led us to make an obliged review of some important aspects of its physiopathology. Among these aspects, we consider it is very interesting the role played by the airway smooth muscle and nerves in the genesis and development of this disease. The protein kinase C (PKC is involved in the maintained contraction of the airway smooth muscle in vitro and it may be of particular significance in patients with chronic asthma. The thickening of the airway smooth muscle is another characteristic of some patients with asthma and it may occur in the proximal parts and in the distal parts of the airways. Cough and chest "squeeze" are common symptoms in asthma

  7. ESTUDIO ANATÓMICO DE LA RAMA SUPERFICIAL DEL NERVIO RADIAL. IMPLICACIONES QUIRÚRGICAS Superficial branch of radial nerve: an anatomical study and its surgical implications

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    Enrique Vergara-Amador

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes. Conocer la anatomía de la rama superficial del nervio radial, es indispensable para la adecuada práctica de cirugías que involucran la mano y la muñeca. Objetivo. Determinar las relaciones del nervio radial y sus ramas con el tubérculo de Lister, la apófisis estiloides del radio y la distribución en el dorso de la mano. Material y métodos. Se disecaron 25 piezas de cadáveres frescos. Se identificó la rama superficial del nervio radial y se midió la distancia entre la salida del nervio y la apófisis estiloides del radio. Se identificaron las ramas del nervio en el antebrazo distal y en la muñeca y se midieron respecto a la apófisis estiloides y al tubérculo de Lister. Resultados. La rama superficial del nervio radial emergió en la región dorsal y radial del tercio distal del antebrazo entre el músculo braquiradialis y el extensor carpis radialis longus, a una distancia de 8,45 cm proximal a la apófisis estiloides. Su primera rama de división discurrió palmar a la apófisis estiloides radial a una distancia promedio de 0,74 cm respecto a la misma. El tronco principal se dividió en varias ramas terminales así: proximal a la apófisis estiloides del radio (28%, a nivel de la misma (12% y distal (60%. El patrón de distribución de las ramas nerviosas en la base de los dedos más frecuente fue el del primero, segundo y el lado radial del tercer dedo (56%. Discusión. Este estudio mostró la gran variabilidad de la rama superficial del nervio radial en el dorso de la mano y la alta probabilidad de daño del mismo durante los procedimientos abiertos, artroscópicos o procedimientos percutáneos en la muñeca.Background. The anatomy of the superficial branch of radial nerve is essential for the proper practice of surgery involving the hand and wrist. Objetive. Determine relationship between the superficial radial nerve and his branches with the radial styloid process level, Lister’s tubercle and the distribution of

  8. Uso de la ecografía para el bloqueo de nervios periféricos del miembro torácico en el gato (Felis catus L:)

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    Objetivos 1. Describir los abordajes ecográficos para la evaluación del plexo braquial (PB) y los principales nervios del miembro torácico, así como la anatomía y apariencia ecográfica normales correlacionando las imágenes ecográficas con la disección anatómica y las criosecciones. 2. Establecer los abordajes ecográficos para el bloqueo ecoguiado del PB. 3. Determinar la eficacia de los diferentes abordajes para el bloqueo anestésico ecoguiado del PB, mediante la evaluación de la d...

  9. Comparación de tres técnicas de trazado retrógrado para la identificación del origen espinal del nervio ciático en ratón.

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    Myriam L. Velandia

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se compararon tres técnicas para la aplicación de dos tipos de trazadores retrógrados fluorescentes (Dil y Fluorogold, con el fin de identificar las neuronas motoras y sensoriales que contribuyen con fibras al nervio ciático en ratones adultos. Se ensayó la aplicación de cristales directamente en el nervio, la inyección intraneural y la impregnación del nervio seccionado usando una cámara de silicona. La localización específica de las neuronas motoras en la médula espinal y las neuronas sensoriales en los ganglios de la raíz dorsal que aportan al nervio ciático de ratón se logró aplicando el Fluorogold mediante una cámara en el cabo proximal de los nervios previamente seccionados. Al utilizar el trazador Dil, la misma técnica no permitió hacer la identificación específica de las neuronas. Se encontró que al nervio ciático de ratón podrían contribuir el ganglio de la raíz dorsal más rostrales que los informados para ratas. Estos resultados muestran que la metodología de aplicación de neurotrazadores en cápsula y la descalcificación de tejidos es útil para la localización de neuronas de ganglios de raíz dorsal y de la médula espinal que componen el nervio ciático de ratón adulto, lo que en el futuro permitirá obtener mayor información sobre la neuroanatomía básica del ratón.

  10. Evaluación del movimiento longitudinal del nervio mediano durante la inclinación pasiva y activa de la cabeza con ecografía de alta resolución

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    Cordó Di Michele, Gabriele

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    RESUMEN: Introducción: La neurodinámica o movilización neural, es una nueva área de la fisioterapia que tiene como objetivo la movilización del nervio para el tratamiento y prevención de lesiones de los nervios periféricos. No hay estudios que demuestren las teorías de la neurodinámica con imágenes de alta resolución. Material y métodos: Veinticinco (25) voluntarios sanos de entre 18 y 32 años han sido estudiados. Se midió el deslizamiento del nervio mediano en diferentes posic...

  11. Neuropatía compresiva del nervio interoseo posterior a nivel del codo (síndrome de la arcada de frohse: ¿debe incluirse en el listado de enfermedades profesionales?

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    Raúl Jesús Regal Ramos

    Full Text Available Introducción: La afectación compresiva del nervio radial se encuentra recogida en el último Listado de Enfermedades Profesionales (LEP, con el código 2F0601. En este apartado no se recoge entre las "principales actividades" capaces de producir afectación del n.radial la compresión de origen laboral más frecuente de este, el síndrome de la Arcada de Frohse (SAF. Objetivos: El objetivo de esta revisión no es solo reflejar que la afectación compresiva del nervio interóseo posterior puede considerarse una Enfermedad Profesional (EP, sino que además debería estar recogida en el actual listado de EP entre las "principales actividades capaces de producir afectación del nervio radial". Metodología: Se han revisado hasta Febrero de 2010 las siguientes bases de datos bibliográficas: Medline, Embase, Cochrane. Resultados: Esta revisión bibliográfica nos permite concluir que: El SAF puede tener un origen laboral (la fibrosis del supinador corto se relaciona con movimientos repetidos de pronación y supinación del antebrazo y esta descrita su mayor prevalencia en determinadas profesiones que realizan estos movimientos. El SAF es la neuropatía compresiva de origen laboral mas frecuente del nervio radial, la más relacionada con los movimientos repetitivos de la mano y antebrazo. La Arcada de Frohse es el lugar más frecuente de compresión del radial. Conclusiones: Por tanto, el SAF puede considerarse una EP, si asocia factores de riesgo laborales suficientes, y debería estar recogido en el LEP por tratarse de la localización más frecuente de compresión de origen laboral del nervio radial.

  12. Descripción anatómica, fisiológica y embriológica del nervio trigémino en el marco conceptual de la terapia neural, como sustrato frecuente de campo interferente

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    López, Gloria Esperanza; Salazar, Jorge Iván; Osuna Suárez, Édgar

    2012-01-01

    La terapia neural, como sistema médico complejo, se caracteriza por el enfoque integral del organismo cuya dinámica está enmarcada por el papel rector del sistema nervioso. Un aspecto clave de este sistema médico es que requiere una visión escrutadora general que involucra el nervio trigémino como fuente de campos interferentes. El quinto par craneano es un nervio con funciones mixtas distribuido en la región facial y craneana, que presenta interconexiones con múltiples estructuras neural...

  13. Lesión del nervio espinal accesorio tratamiento fisioterápico de las secuelas

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    Pérez Martínez, Juan José

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    Introducción: La lesión del XI par durante la cirugía de cuello, a pesar de los esfuerzos preservadores, no es infrecuente. Sin embargo el origen oncológico de dicha cirugía hace que las secuelas de la misma queden en un segundo plano. Por ello muchos de los pacientes no siguen un tratamiento rehabilitador específico. Existe mucha literatura sobre el origen de la lesión pero muy poca que haga una revisión global desde la perspectiva fisioterápica. Objetivos: El objetivo de este estud...

  14. Aplasia e hipoplasia del nervio auditivo : correlación anatómico-funcional

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    Paula Vernetta, Carlos de

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    La hipoacusia neurosensorial es uno de los problemas más frecuentes que afectan al recien nacido, llegando a afectar a entre 1,5 y 6 niños por cada 1000 recien nacidos vivos (Domínguez, 2011). Aunque la pérdida auditiva puede originarse en cualquier lugar de la vía auditiva es de todos conocido que la afectación más frecuente ya sea de causa congénita o adquirida se va a localizar a nivel coclear y en concreto a nivel de la célula ciliada. Estudios recientes sugieren que la disfunción del n...

  15. Aproximación a valores de referencia de estudios electrofisiológicos para el diagnóstico de síndrome de túnel del carpo

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    Ortiz-Corredor, Fernando; López-Monsalve, Ángela

    2013-01-01

    Objetivo: Establecer valores normales de referencia de latencias distales motoras y sensitivas de los nervios mediano y ulnar para el diagnóstico electrofisiológico de síndrome de túnel del carpo (STC) teniendo en cuenta las características demográficas de nuestro medio. Métodos Se realizaron estudios de neuroconducción sensitiva y motora de los nervios mediano y ulnar en 184 individuos asintomáticos (rango de edad 18 a 75 años). Con los resultados se construyeron tablas de referencia con pro...

  16. Estudio en cadáveres sobre la anatomía de la rama profunda del nervio radial y los cambios que padece en caso de simulación de fracturas proximales del radio

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    Da Ponte Prieto, Ariadna

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    Objetivos: Determinar si existen diferencias en el desplazamiento con los distintos movimientos del antebrazo de la Rama Profunda del Nervio Radial (RPNR) al comparar especímenes intactos y especímenes con una fractura de radio proximal simulada. Metodología: Mediante el abordaje posterolateral de Kocher y siguiendo los planos de disección, identificar la RPNR y tomar las distancias desde el epicóndilo lateral a la RPNR en pronación, posición neutra y supinación con flexión de codo a 90º, y p...

  17. Parálisis obstétrica del plexo braquial: resultados preliminares de la transferencia del nervio espinal accesorio al nervio supraescapular en 10 casos. [Accessory nerve to suprascapular nerve transfer in obstetrical brachial plexus palsy: preliminary results in 10 cases.

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    Sebastian Emiliano Valbuena

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo valuar los resultados preliminares sobre 10 casos de transferencias del nervio espinalaccesorio (NEA al nervio supraescapular (NS en parálisis obstétricas delplexo braquial (POPB. Material y métodos Entre los años 2010 y 2012 se realizaron 16 transferencias del NEA al NS en POPB. Fueron incluidos 10 casos que presentabanseguimiento mínimo de 18 meses. Se evaluó valores de fuerza muscular del hombrosegún la escala de Gilbert y se  usaronescalas funcionales de Mallet, y de Gilbert. Se comparó valores pre-operatoriosy post-operatorios, así como las diferencias entre parálisis de tipo parcial ytotal. Se utilizó el test de Student para valorar la significancia estadísticade los datos. Resultados Elseguimiento promedio fue de 20,9 meses. Se encontró valores mediospreoperatorios de fuerza de abducción de 0,48 M, y postoperatorios de 2,70 M,los valores de RE preoperatorios fueron de 0 M, y al final del seguimiento de2,4 M. Todos los pacientes mostraban patrones preoperatorios tipo 1 tanto de laescala de Mallet como la de Gilbert, con valores postoperatorios promedios de3,2 y 3,5 respectivamente. Diferencias estadísticas significativas seencontraron entre estos valores. Conclusión Si bien esta serie presenta valores preliminares con un seguimiento corto, y suprincipal crítica es el bajo número de casos. Los resultados funcionales obtenidos coinciden con otros reportes, y avalan el uso de la misma en las reconstrucciones del plexo braquial que requieran aporte extra-plexual.

  18. Neuropatía compresiva del nervio interoseo posterior a nivel del codo (síndrome de la arcada de frohse): ¿debe incluirse en el listado de enfermedades profesionales? Must the neuropathy compressive of posterior interoseal nerve at the elbow level (arcade of frohse syndrome): be included in the occupational diseases list?

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    Introducción: La afectación compresiva del nervio radial se encuentra recogida en el último Listado de Enfermedades Profesionales (LEP), con el código 2F0601. En este apartado no se recoge entre las "principales actividades" capaces de producir afectación del n.radial la compresión de origen laboral más frecuente de este, el síndrome de la Arcada de Frohse (SAF). Objetivos: El objetivo de esta revisión no es solo reflejar que la afectación compresiva del nervio interóseo posterior puede consi...

  19. PARESIA O PARALISIS DE LAS CUERDAS VOCALES. DESPUÉS DE LA TIROIDECTOMÍA CON RUTINARIA IDENTIFICACIÓN. DEL NERVIO RECURRENTE.

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    Paúl Coronel

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    Full Text Available RESUMENAntecedentes. La paresia o parálisis de las cuerdas vocales es una de las complicaciones más frecuente después de las operaciones en la glándula tiroides.Objetivos: Valorar el riesgo de las lesiones de los nervios recurrentes durante la tiroidectomías.Diseño: Estudio descriptivo, transversal retrospectivo no randomizado. Ambiente. Servicio de Cirugía General número 1 hospital Universitario Miquel Pérez Carreño Universidad Central de VenezuelaPacientes y métodos: La presente investigación estuvo limitada a 651 pacientes, femeninos 77,3%, masculinos 22,6%. En el 66,7% se realizó lobectomía total, en 33,2%, tiroidectomía total. Los porcentajes de parálisis temporal o permanente de las cuerdas vocales fueron analizados de acuerdo a si la intervención se realizó por enfermedad benigna, cáncer, o reintervención. Se excluyeron 26 pacientes con diagnóstico de cáncer del tiroides en los cuales se sacrifico el nervio.En 40 pacientes (6,1% se presentó parálisis post operatoria. La recuperación del nervio fue documentada en el 94,6%, en quienes la integridad de los nervios se comprobó durante la cirugía. El tiempo de recuperación de la parálisis temporal fue entre 3 días y 6 meses. La frecuencia de parálisis temporal o permanente fue: 4,0 % / 0,2 %, en enfermedad benigna, 2,0% / 0,7%, en el cáncer, 12,0%/ 1,1%. En la enfermedad de Graves Bassedow, y entre el 10,8% / 8,1% en las reintervenciones.Las operaciones por cáncer, enfermedad de Graves Bassedow, o bocios recurrentes tienen un alto porcentaje de parálisis. La invasión de los nervios fue identificada en un 19,4% de los pacientes intervenidos por cáncer del tiroides. ABSTRACT: CORD PARÁLISIS AND PARESIA AFTER THYROIDECTOMY WITH ROUTINE IDENFIFICATION OF RECURRENT LARYNGEAL NERVE.The aim of this study was assess the risk of recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy after thyroidectomy with routine identification of the recurrent laryngeal nerve during the operation

  20. Efecto del láser infrarrojo de uso clínico sobre el perineuro de nervio isquiático de conejo Effect of the clinical infrared laser on the perineurium of rabbit isquiatic nerve

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    F. Matamala

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    Full Text Available El rayo láser infrarrojo se utiliza para obtener disminución del dolor, aumento de la reparación tisular y disminución de la inflamación. El propósito de este trabajo fue comprobar la respuesta del tejido colágeno del perineuro de nervio isquiático sano de conejo, ante la estimulación del rayo láser infrarrojo. Se irradiaron transcutáneamente 10 conejos según el esquema habitual de tratamientos kinésicos. Los nervios irradiados y los controles fueron tratados con técnicas histológicas para tejido colágeno. La medición del espesor del perineuro se efectuó con un retículo ubicado en el ocular de un microscopio de luz. El perineuro de los nervios irradiados presentó mayor espesor que los controles, comprobado por análisis estadístico computacional. Se observó gran cantidad de tejido adiposo alrededor del nervio y aumento de volumen de los nervios irradiados. Se concluye que la aplicación de rayos láser infrarrojos sobre nervios periféricos produce variaciones en la morfología normal de estos nervios.The infrared laser beam employed as a Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT is postulated by many authors as pain reliever and scar tissue healing by increasing cellular metabolism, irrigation and tisular cells repairing. The main goal of this experience was to check the thickness of healthy rabbit isquiatic perineurium nerve, which were irradiated with infrared laser. In each session, ten healthy rabbits were irradiated on the skin of the rigth leg with 10 Joule/cm² energy during 9 minutes to complete 10 of them, according to the rules of kinesic treatment. The animals were sacrified and their legs dissected , extracting the right and left isquiatic nerves. All nerves were treated by histologic procedure in order to observe colagen tissue (Van Giesson and Mallory methods .The left side nerve was used as a control. Perineurium thickness measurement was performed with a reticulated micrometer (400 X 0,25mm² located at the ocular

  1. Control por ecografia de alta definición de los cambios morfológicos del nervio mediano tras su liberación quirúrgica en el sindrome del túnel cardiaco

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    Aldecoa Llauradò, Javier

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    Introducción: La descompresión quirúrgica del síndrome del túnel carpiano (STC) es la intervención más frecuentemente realizada por los cirujanos de la mano. Los cambios locales secundarios a dicho procedimiento todavía no son bien conocidos. La ecografía de alta definición (EAD) está siendo cada vez más utilizada en el diagnóstico de diferentes patologías músculoesqueléticas. Objetivo: Estudiar mediante EAD si se producen cambios morfológicos en el nervio mediano y su cronología, tras su des...

  2. Efectividad del tratamiento rehabilitador en pacientes con parálisis del nervio facial post-parotidectomía y su impacto en la calidad de vida

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    Prats Golczer, Victoria Eugenia

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    Las neoplasias de la glándula parótida constituyen el 3% de todos los tumores de cabeza y cuello. Las masas benignas representan el 80% de las neoplasias de la glándula parótida. El adenoma pleomorfo es el tumor benigno más frecuente, siendo el tratamiento quirúrgico de elección. El objetivo de la cirugía parotídea por un tumor benigno es extirpar el tejido glandular afectado, preservando el nervio facial y evitando la recurrencia tumoral Entre las múltiples complicaciones y secuelas asociada...

  3. Ventana sagital paramedial oblicua para el acceso de la rama medial del nervio raquídeo posterior guiado ecográficamente

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    S. Boada Pie

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: el método de abordaje ecográfico más utilizado para el bloqueo del ramo medial del nervio raquídeo posterior (RmNRp requiere de la utilización de una técnica ecográfica biplanar con punción guiada en plano en ventana transversal, para situar la cánula perpendicular al RmNRp, limitando la realización de radiofrecuencia. La utilización de una ventana ecográfica parasagital oblicua permite el acceso al RmNRp permitiendo situar la cánula de forma paralela al nervio, logrando estímulos sensitivos y motores, y posibilitando la realización de radiofrecuencia térmica para segmentos lumbares por encima de L5. En el presente estudio valoramos la eficacia de este nuevo abordaje ecográfico mediante la comprobación fluoroscópica de la situación de la cánula y la comprobación de la obtención de estímulos sensitivos y motores. Material y métodos: se estudian 31 pacientes diagnosticados de síndrome facetario propuestos para la realización de bloqueos de RmNRp diagnósticos. Describimos cuatro ventanas ecográficas lumbares secuenciales necesarias para incluir los pacientes en el estudio. Una vez obtenidas, se localiza el punto objetivo utilizando una ventana parasagital oblicua para lograr la visualización de la cara externa de la apófisis articular superior y la parte más dorsal de la apófisis transversa. Se realiza punción guiada en plano hasta situar la punta en la unión entre apófisis articular superior y apófisis transversa. Una vez situada la cánula en el objetivo se procede a estímulo sensitivo 50 Hz y motor 2 Hz para reposicionar la cánula en caso de no obtenerse estímulos. Una vez obtenido estímulo motor o sensitivo o ambos, se realiza una proyección fluoroscópica oblicua 30º y caudo-craneal para comprobar la localización de la punta de la aguja. Resultados: en el 16% de los pacientes no se pueden identificar las 4 ventanas ecográficas por lo que se aborta el procedimiento. En el 84% restante se

  4. Tumor de vaina de nervio periférico en el segmento cervical del canal vertebral en un perro

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    Francisco Carvallo Chaigneau; Emma Bermúdez Maldonado; Fernando Constantino Casas; Carlos Santoscoy Mejía; Luis I. Montesinos Ramírez; Celedonio Gómez Ruiz

    2007-01-01

    Se presentó el caso de un perro doméstico, macho, mestizo, de 6 años de edad, con tetraparesis progresiva no ambulatoria que propicia tetraplejia, atrofi a muscular, ausencia de la sensibilidad superfi cial e hiporrefl exia de miembros torácicos, aunado a dolor en la manipulación del cuello. La resonancia magnética del segmento cervical reveló pérdida de densidad del segmento medular a nivel de C6-C7. Se aplicó la eutanasia al animal y en el examen patológico, se confi rmó la presencia de tej...

  5. Correlación anatomo-radiológica del nervio trigémino mediante diferentes técnicas de neuroimagen: estudio normal y patológico

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    Garrote Pascual, Aurora

    2012-01-01

    [ES] El nervio trigémino o V par, es considerado el par craneal más grande de los doce existentes. Su origen real está situado en 4 núcleos (tres sensitivos y uno motor) localizados en el tronco del encéfalo. Estos núcleos solamente fueron visualizados mediante RM (resonancia magnética) de 7 Teslas y posterior procesado con el software Amira. Presenta un origen aparente en la porción lateral de la protuberancia, en forma de dos raíces una pequeña motora y una más grande sensitiva, que atravi...

  6. Sistematización morfo-funcional del complejo motor facial del perro. Análisis de las neuronas de origen de los ramos periféricos del nervio facial, identificadas por transporte axónico retrógrado de peroxidasa.

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    El núcleo o complejo motor del nervio facial es un centro nervioso situado entre el bulbo raquídeo y la protuberancia, en la vecindad de la superficie ventrolateral troncoencefálica. Esta masa celular inerva la musculatura derivada del segundo arco branquial (arco hioideo), que comprende la totalidad de músculos faciales superficiales y ciertos músculos faciales profundos. Las fibras branquiomotoras faciales, después de un complicado trayecto intraencefálico e intrapetroso, emergen del cr...

  7. Controle da dor pós-operatória da artroplastia total do joelho: é necessário associar o bloqueio do nervo isquiático ao bloqueio do nervo femoral? Control del dolor postoperatorio de la artroplastia total de la rodilla: ¿es necesario asociar el bloqueo del nervio isquiático al bloqueo del nervio femoral? Control of postoperative pain following total knee arthroplasty: is it necessary to associate sciatic nerve block to femoral nerve block?

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    Affonso H. Zugliani

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A artroplastia total do joelho (ATJ promove grande trauma tecidual, produzindo intensa dor no pós-operatório. A analgesia pós-operatória de boa qualidade é fundamental, devendo-se considerar que a mobilização articular precoce é um importante aspecto para obtenção de bons resultados. Há controvérsias na literatura sobre a eficácia do bloqueio isolado do nervo femoral. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a analgesia pós-operatória com a associação do bloqueio dos nervos isquiático e femoral. MÉTODO: Foram estudados 17 pacientes submetidos à ATJ sob raquianestesia, divididos em dois grupos: A e B. No Grupo A (n = 9 foi realizado bloqueio do nervo femoral e no Grupo B (n = 8, bloqueio dos nervos femoral e isquiático. Os bloqueios foram realizados no pós-operatório imediato utilizando-se 20 mL de ropivacaína a 0,5% em cada um. A dor foi aferida nas primeiras 24 horas pela Escala Analógica Visual e escala verbal. Foi observado o tempo decorrido entre os bloqueios e a primeira queixa de dor (M1. RESULTADOS: A mediana do tempo de analgesia (M1 no Grupo A foi de 110 min. e no Grupo B de 1.285 min. (p = 0,0001. Não foram observadas complicações atribuíveis às técnicas utilizadas. CONCLUSÃO: O bloqueio do nervo isquiático, quando associado ao bloqueio do nervo femoral, nas condições deste estudo, melhorou de maneira significativa a qualidade da analgesia pós-operatória da ATJ.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: La artroplastia total de la rodilla (ATR promueve gran trauma del tejido produciendo un intenso dolor en el postoperatorio. La analgesia de postoperatorio de buena calidad es fundamental, debiendo considerar que la movilización articular precoz es un importante aspecto para la obtención de buenos resultados. Existen controversias en la literatura sobre la eficacia del bloqueo aislado del nervio femoral. El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar la analgesia en postoperatorio con la asociaci

  8. Comparação das técnicas transarterial e de estimulação de múltiplos nervos para bloqueio do plexo braquial por via axilar usando lidocaína com epinefrina Comparación de las técnicas transarterial y de estimulación de múltiples nervios para bloqueo del plexo braquial por vía axilar usando lidocaína con epinefrina Comparison of transarterial and multiple nerve stimulation techniques for axillary block using lidocaine with epinephrine

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    Luiz Eduardo Imbelloni

    2005-02-01

    resulta en alta efectividad para el bloqueo axilar del plexo braquial. La técnica de utilizar múltiples estímulos exige más tiempo y mayor experiencia. Este estudio prospectivo compara la latencia y el índice de éxito del bloqueo del plexo braquial usando dos técnicas de localización: transarterial o múltipla estimulación de los nervios. MÉTODO: La lidocaína con epinefrina, 800 mg, fue usada inicialmente para el bloqueo axilar. En el grupo transarterial, 30 mL de lidocaína a 1,6% con epinefrina fueron inyectados profundamente y 20 mL superficialmente a la arteria axilar. En el grupo de múltipla estimulación, tres nervios fueron localizados eléctricamente y bloqueados con volúmenes 20 mL, 20 mL y 10 mL de la solución. El bloqueo fue considerado efectivo cuando la analgesia estaba presente en todos los nervios en la área distal al codo. RESULTADOS: El tiempo de latencia (8,8 ± 2,3 min versus 10,2 ± 2,4 min; p-valor = 0,010 fue significativamente menor en el grupo transarterial. Bloqueos sensitivos completos en los cuatro nervios (mediano, ulnar, radial y musculocutáneo fueron logrados en un 92,5% versus 83,3% en el grupo de múltipla estimulación y acceso transarterial, respectivamente sin diferencia significativa (p-valor = 0,68. El nervio musculocutáneo fue significativamente más fácil de bloquear con el estimulador de nervio periférico (p = 0,034. CONCLUSIONES: La técnica de múltipla estimulación para el bloqueo axilar usando estimulador de nervios (3 inyecciones y la técnica transarterial (2 inyecciones producen resultados semejantes en la calidad del bloqueo. El nervio musculocutáneo es más facilmente bloqueado con el uso del estimulador del nervio periférico. La técnica de múltipla estimulación necesitó menor suplementación del bloqueo y aumentó el tiempo para el inicio de la cirugía.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: High-dose transarterial technique results in highly effective axillary block. The multiple nerve stimulation technique

  9. Oligodendroglioma anaplásico en el nervio óptico de un perro.

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    Pedregosa Morales, J.R.

    2013-01-01

    Los gliomas son tumores no neuronales del tejido nervioso. En el Sistema Nervioso Central (SNC) dependiendo de su origen se clasifican en astrocitomas, oligodendrogliomas, tumores mixtos (oligoastrocitomas), ependimomas y papilomas de plexos coroideos. La retina y el nervio óptico pertenecen al SNC. Aunque las neoplasias primarias de la retina y el nervio óptico son bastante infrecuentes, son los meningiomas los tumores primarios más comunes siendo los gliomas más raros.

  10. Signos clínicos del nervio cubital en el canal epitroclear del codo en una población normal

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    Introducción: El síndrome del túnel cubital (STCU) del codo es subdiagnosticado por su similitud con la epicondilitis medial. Presenta con frecuencia variabilidad en las pruebas de provocación. Se quiere determinar en una población sana asintomática la aparición de estos signos. Materiales y métodos: En 380 codos de 190 estudiantes de 18 a 35 años, se les realizó la prueba de Tinel, la prueba de Flexión del Codo, de Rotación interna y flexión del codo, el Scratch- Collapse y una nueva prueba ...

  11. Eficacia del bloqueo ecoguiado de nervios periféricos en el control del dolor postoperatorio en cirugía ambulatoria de rizartrosis

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    La artrosis trapeciometacarpiana (TMC), también denominada rizartrosis, es la forma de artrosis que limita en mayor medida la funcionalidad de la mano. La cirugía de la rizartrosis es un elemento terapéutico importante de esta patología y su realización es principalmente en regimen ambulatorio. Sin embargo, la incidencia de dolor postoperatorio moderado-severo es del 50%, siendo éste uno de los principales inconvenientes de la estrategia ambulatoria en este tipo de cirugía. Esta alta incidenc...

  12. Nervio sural: estudio anatómico y consideraciones clínicas

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    Full Text Available Introducción: Se realizó un estudio anatómico del nervio sural en 20 cadáveres frescos, con el objetivo principal de conocer la anatomía del nervio sural y su relación respecto a algunos reparos identificables para facilitar su identificación en los procedimientos clínicos y quirúrgicos.Materiales y métodos: Se tomaron 20 piernas de cadáveres frescos (menos de 48 horas de fallecidos con edades entre 20 y 40 años. Por una incisión posterior en decúbito prono, se disecó el nervio sural desde la región poplítea hasta la región del maléolo lateral, se identificó el nervio cutáneo sural medial y el ramo comunicante peroneo del nervio peroneo común que lo originaban y se siguió su trayectoria hasta el maléolo lateral. Se hicieron las mediciones correspondientes en centímetros respecto a puntos de referencia establecidos.Resultados: El nervio sural se originó en 70%, de la conexión del nervio cutáneo sural medial y de un ramo comunicante peroneo del nervio peroneo común y en 30% de los casos sólo del nervio cutáneo sural medial, que es la rama de mayor diámetro y que estaba en la totalidad de los casos. En 15% de los casos el ramo comunicante peroneo no se conectaba con el nervio cutáneo sural medial. En 15% estuvo ausente. La unión de las ramas nerviosas, era proximal a la unión miotendinosa de los gastrocnemios en 57% de los casos y en los demás, fue distal a ella.La anchura de la unión miotendinosa de los gastrocnemios variaba entre 5 y 8 cm (promedio, 6.5 cm. El nervio sural pasó en promedio a 2.6 cm medial al borde lateral de la unión. En los 6 casos de conexión distal a la unión miotendinosa, el nervio sural medial estuvo en promedio a 2 cm, medial al borde lateral de la unión, y el sural lateral a 0.8 cm medial de la misma referencia mencionada. Con respecto a la inserción del tendón de Aquiles, el nervio sural pasaba en promedio a 2.25 cm delante de ella, y en relación a la parte más prominente y

  13. Potenciales Evocados Somatosensitivos (PESS obtenidos por estimulación del nervio Mediano (registros espinal y craneano en caninos Somatosensory Evoked Potentials Obtained by Stimulating the Median Nerve (Spinal Cord and Cranial Recordings in Dogs

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    F.C Pellegrino

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    Full Text Available Se investigaron los PESS espinal y craneano y su génesis por estimulación del nervio mediano en 22 perros sanos cuya edad promedio fue 7 años. La velocidad de conducción (VC del nervio surgió del cociente entre la distancia desde el estímulo al registro espinal y la latencia del pico negativo de la onda obtenida. Se obtuvo el tiempo de conducción central (TCC midiendo la diferencia entre las latencias de los potenciales craneano y espinal. Se emplearon electrodos de aguja entre C7-T1 y en la piel del cráneo contralateralmente al estímulo. El potencial espinal mostró una primera deflexión positiva, seguida por una negativa finalizando con una positiva.La latencia media al pico negativo fue de 4.95+/-0.92ms. La media para la VC del nervio fue 60.79+/-13.53m/s. El potencial craneano tuvo forma de "w". La latencia media al pico negativo fue de 14.62+/-1.83ms. El TCC medio fue de 9.67+/-2.02ms. En 6 perros la estimulación se hizo también más distalmente, permitiendo medir la VC segmentaria del nervio; la media obtenida fue de 59.83+/-21.44m/s, que no difirió significativamente de la primera. El potencial espinal probablemente surja de la sumación espacial de la actividad de diferentes estructuras ubicadas en el lugar del registro, mientras que el obtenido en el cráneo sea debido a la acción de las conexiones tálamo-corticales y de la corteza de recepción.We investigated SSEPs in 22 normal dogs of both sexes (12 females, aged between 3 and 14 years (mean: 7 +/- 4 years old by recording the electrical signal at the spinal cord (L7-S1 and L5-L6 and at the scalp (frontoparietal region in response to median nerve stimulation. Conduction velocity (CV of median nerve and its roots was calculated, measuring the distance between the stimulating cathode and the recording electrode, and dividing it into the latency of the of the spinal cord arrival corresponding negative peak. Central conduction time (CCT was estimated subtracting the

  14. Ulnar nerve dysfunction

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    Neuropathy - ulnar nerve; Ulnar nerve palsy; Mononeuropathy; Cubital tunnel syndrome ... neuropathy occurs when there is damage to the ulnar nerve. This ... syndrome may result. When damage destroys the nerve covering ( ...

  15. Ulnar tunnel syndrome.

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    Bachoura, Abdo; Jacoby, Sidney M

    2012-10-01

    Ulnar tunnel syndrome could be broadly defined as a compressive neuropathy of the ulnar nerve at the level of the wrist. The ulnar tunnel, or Guyon's canal, has a complex and variable anatomy. Various factors may precipitate the onset of ulnar tunnel syndrome. Patient presentation depends on the anatomic zone of ulnar nerve compression: zone I compression, motor and sensory signs and symptoms; zone II compression, isolated motor deficits; and zone III compression; purely sensory deficits. Conservative treatment such as activity modification may be helpful, but often, surgical exploration of the ulnar tunnel with subsequent ulnar nerve decompression is indicated.

  16. Seguimiento neurofisiológico en injertos de nervios periféricos

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    Roberto Portillo; Edgard Rojas; José Vera; Gina Concha

    2003-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Seguimiento neurofisiológico en 10 pacientes con injertos de nervios periféricos. LUGAR: Unidad de Neurofisiología Clínica del Hospital Nacional Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen, EsSalud. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se estudió 10 pacientes de 6 a 39 años, con lesiones de nervios periféricos en miembros superiores, en quienes se realizó injertos. Se hizo control neurofisiológico periódico con electromiografía, velocidad de conducción nerviosa motora y sensitiva. RESULTADO: Se encontró una excelen...

  17. La exoneurolisis del nervio mediano en el túnel carpiano con cirugía abierta versus cirugía endocópica

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    Ángulo Gutiérrez, Jorge

    2003-01-01

    La base de este trabajo era recordar las características técnicas del tratamiento endoscópico con un portal en el síndrome del túnel carpiano, comparándolo con las técnicas de cirugía abierta, y aplicándolo en el medio en el que nos desenvolvemos. Medio, cuyas características socioculturales y laborales son muy especiales. Tambi én era objeto del estudio, destacar la fiabilidad apreciada en cuanto a rentabilidad respecto a otras técnicas. Para ello se estudió la población perteneciente a nues...

  18. Bloqueio do nervo maxilar para redução de fraturas do osso zigomático e assoalho da órbita Bloqueo del nervio maxilar para reducción de fracturas del hueso zigomático y suelo de la órbita Maxillary nerve block for zygoma and orbital floor fractures reduction

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    Karl Otto Geier

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Poucos relatos existem sobre redução de fraturas da órbita zigomática e do arco zigomático sob anestesia regional. O objetivo deste estudo é verificar a qualidade do bloqueio do nervo maxilar por via extraoral, para redução de fraturas do osso zigomático e do assoalho da órbita. MÉTODO: Quinze pacientes foram submetidos à bloqueio do nervo maxilar pela técnica de Moore (abordagem infrazigomática para redução de fraturas isoladas do arco zigomático (oito pacientes e associadas ao assoalho da órbita (sete pacientes. Nenhum paciente recebeu medicação pré-anestésica. Após sedação e anestesia local com 2 ml de lidocaína a 1,5% com adrenalina a 1:300.000, o nervo maxilar foi abordado com 8 ml da mesma solução anestésica através de uma agulha 22G, 10 cm de comprimento de ponta romba. Foram avaliados: o tempo de bloqueio, a latência, o tempo de analgesia, a incidência de falhas, a necessidade de anestesia geral e as complicações. RESULTADOS: Os primeiros três bloqueios foram difíceis, resultando em dois bloqueios parciais e uma falha. Os restantes foram efetivos e os pacientes não referiram nenhum desconforto ou dor durante o bloqueio e a cirurgia. O tempo para a realização do bloqueio variou de 5 a 20 minutos, enquanto a latência anestésica ficou entre 3 e 10 minutos. Foram registradas 7 ocorrências de punção vascular, porém sem relatos de formação de hematomas. CONCLUSÕES: Redução de fraturas zigomáticas são factíveis sob bloqueio do nervo maxilar, quando realizadas na fossa ptérigo palatina, permitindo anestesia de seus dois ramos distais, nervo zigomático-temporal e nervo zigomático-frontal.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: Pocos relatos existen sobre reducción de fracturas de la órbita zigomática y del arco zigomático bajo anestesia regional. El objetivo de este estudio es confirmar la calidad del bloqueo del nervio maxilar por vía extraoral, para reducción de

  19. Evaluación funcional del nervio óptico en pacientes con esclerosis múltiple mediante los potenciales evocados visuales multifocales

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    Texto en español y resumen en inglés La Esclerosis Múltiple (EM) es una enfermedad inflamatoria, desmielinizante, del sistema nervioso central de etiología desconocida. Se han propuesto factores ambientales, infecciosos, genéticos, pero ninguno de ellos ha demostrado ser la causa de la enfermedad. El diagnóstico se realiza mediante los criterios de McDonald, que incluye variables clínicas, radiológicas (RM) y biomarcadores. El curso de la enfermedad es variable y puede afectar a la tota...

  20. Efecto de la hormona de crecimiento recombinante humana en la regeneración de nervio periférico: Trabajo experimental en el nervio cubital de la rata

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    Saceda Gutiérrez, Javier Manuel

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    Tesis doctoral inédita leída en la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Facultad de Medicina, Departamento de Cirugía. Fecha de lectura: Junio - 2016 Cuando se producen lesiones en los nervios periféricos se pueden utilizar diferentes sustancias o productos para intentar mejorar su crecimiento y reparación. En el presente trabajo valoramos la efectividad de la hormona de crecimiento recombinante humana (Somatropina, GH) en la lesión del nervio periférico de la rata Wistar. Mediante técnic...

  1. An examination of nervios among Mexican seasonal farm workers.

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    England, Margaret; Mysyk, Avis; Gallegos, Juan Arturo Avila

    2007-09-01

    The purpose of this exploratory descriptive study was to examine a process model of the nervios experience of 30 Mexican seasonal farm workers. Focused interviews were conducted in Spanish to determine the workers' perspectives on their experiences of nervios while residing in rural, southwest Ontario. Data for analysis originated from variables created to represent key themes that had emerged from open coding of the interviews. Simultaneous entry, multiple regression analyses revealed that provocation, control salience, and cognitive sensory motor distress directly explained 67.2% of the variation in worker expressions of negative affectivity. The combination fear, feeling trapped, and giving in mediated the relationship of provocation, control salience and cognitive sensory motor distress to expressions of negative affectivity (R(2) = 88.1%). Control salience and its dampening effect on other elements of the nervios experience, however, appeared to be key to whether subjects experienced negative reactions to being provoked or distressed. This evidence points to nervios being a powerful, holistic idiom of distress with at least six variables contributing to its affective negativity. This information is important to our understanding of how nervios unfolds and for accurate specification of a nervios model for clinical practice and research. It also sets the stage for improved therapeutic alliances with nervios sufferers, and social action to reduce factors that provoke nervios.

  2. Ulnar head replacement.

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    Herbert, Timothy J; van Schoonhoven, Joerg

    2007-03-01

    Recent years have seen an increasing awareness of the anatomical and biomechanical significance of the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ). With this has come a more critical approach to surgical management of DRUJ disorders and a realization that all forms of "excision arthroplasty" can only restore forearm rotation at the expense of forearm stability. This, in turn, has led to renewed interest in prosthetic replacement of the ulnar head, a procedure that had previously fallen into disrepute because of material failures with early implants, in particular, the Swanson silicone ulnar head replacement. In response to these early failures, a new prosthesis was developed in the early 1990s, using materials designed to withstand the loads across the DRUJ associated with normal functional use of the upper limb. Released onto the market in 1995 (Herbert ulnar head prosthesis), clinical experience during the last 10 years has shown that this prosthesis is able to restore forearm function after ulnar head excision and that the materials (ceramic head and noncemented titanium stem), even with normal use of the limb, are showing no signs of failure in the medium to long term. As experience with the use of an ulnar head prosthesis grows, so does its acceptance as a viable and attractive alternative to more traditional operations, such as the Darrach and Sauve-Kapandji procedures. This article discusses the current indications and contraindications for ulnar head replacement and details the surgical procedure, rehabilitation, and likely outcomes.

  3. Lesiones altas del plexo braquial. Reconstrucción con técnicas combinadas de neurotización e injertos nerviosos

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    Enrique Vergara-Amador

    2015-01-01

    Antecedentes. Las lesiones altas del plexo braquial son reconstruidas con neurotización e injerto nervioso. El nervio espinal accesorio, la raíz C7, las ramas del tríceps y los nervios mediano y cubital son los más usados para transferencias. Objetivo. Mostrar la experiencia con neurotización de la rama inferior del nervio espinal accesorio (NEA) al nervio supraescapular (NSE), transferencia nerviosa de fascículos del nervio cubital o del mediano y, en ocasiones, injertos nerviosos hacia el n...

  4. Traumatic Distal Ulnar Artery Thrombosis

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    Ahmet A. Karaarslan

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper is about a posttraumatic distal ulnar artery thrombosis case that has occurred after a single blunt trauma. The ulnar artery thrombosis because of chronic trauma is a frequent condition (hypothenar hammer syndrome but an ulnar artery thrombosis because of a single direct blunt trauma is rare. Our patient who has been affected by a single blunt trauma to his hand and developed ulnar artery thrombosis has been treated by resection of the thrombosed ulnar artery segment. This report shows that a single blunt trauma can cause distal ulnar artery thrombosis in the hand and it can be treated merely by thrombosed segment resection in suitable cases.

  5. Ulnar Neuropathy at the Wrist

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    A case of ulnar nerve compression at the wrist within Guyon’s canal is reported. The clinical presentation initially appeared consistent with an ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow. The true diagnosis of an ulnar sensorimotor nerve lesion occurring within the canal of Guyon was made electrophysiologically. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated compression of the nerve within the canal by a ganglionic cyst, which was confirmed by surgical intervention. Ulnar nerve entrapment at the wrist is ...

  6. Influencia de la movilización rítmica del nervio mediano en la funcionalidad del miembro superior en un paciente con lesión medular: Estudio de un caso

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    Bustillo Solórzano, Cristina

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    RESUMEN: Introducción: La lesión medular es una enfermedad neurológica frecuente que produce secuelas que limitan la independencia funcional y deterioran la calidad de vida de las personas afectadas. La movilización neural trata de restablecer el equilibrio dinámico entre el movimiento de los tejidos neuronales y las conexiones mecánicas de los alrededores, promoviendo así la función fisiológica óptima, restaurándose la mecánica y el estado fisiológico normal del movimiento y de ...

  7. Influencia de la movilización rítmica del nervio mediano en la funcionalidad del miembro superior en un paciente con lesión medular: Estudio de un caso

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    Bustillo Solórzano, Cristina

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    RESUMEN: Introducción: La lesión medular es una enfermedad neurológica frecuente que produce secuelas que limitan la independencia funcional y deterioran la calidad de vida de las personas afectadas. La movilización neural trata de restablecer el equilibrio dinámico entre el movimiento de los tejidos neuronales y las conexiones mecánicas de los alrededores, promoviendo así la función fisiológica óptima, restaurándose la mecánica y el estado fisiológico normal del movimiento y de ...

  8. Bloqueo de los nervios iliohipogástrico e ilioinguinal para analgesia posquirúrgica en cesárea tipo Pfannenstiel realizada bajo anestesia general: ¿qué concentración del anestésico local usar? Iliohypogastric and ilioinguinal block for postsurgical analgesia after pfannenstiel cesarean section performed under general anaesthesia

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    Héctor Iván García García

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    Full Text Available El bloqueo bilateral de los nervios Iliohipogástrico e Ilioinguinal con bupivacaína al 0.5% puede proveer analgesia luego de cesárea con incisión de Pfannenstiel aunque la cantidad de droga usada está cerca de la dosis máxima segura. Diseñamos este estudio para comparar el efecto analgésico de la bupivacaína al 0.5% y diluida al 0.25%. Se incluyeron treinta pacientes aleatoriamente asignadas a un grupo de estudio (bupivacaína 0.25%, n= 15 y uno de control (bupivacaína 0.5%, n=15. Se evaluaron las pacientes con una Escala Visual Análoga (EVA a las O, 4, 8, 12 y 24 horas posoperatorias por médicos que no sabían a qué grupo pertenecían y sólo en caso de necesidad se prescribió analgesia IM con Diclofenaco. Los puntajes de analgesia y los requerimientos de anal. gesia complementaria fueron notoriamente simila. res en ambos grupos y no hubo diferencias estadísticamente significativas. Concluimos que el bloqueo de estos nervios es una técnica analgésica efectiva (el dolor siempre estuvo en promedio por debajo de 4 en la EVA, que no es afectada por la dilución del anestésico y que además es segura pues no se presentaron complicaciones. The Iliohypogastric and Ilioinguinal bilate. ral block with 0.5% bupivacaine can provide analgesia after Pfannenstiel cesarean section although the required amount of the drug is near the maximum secure dose. We designed this study in order to compare the analgesic effect of 0.5% bupivacaine and diluted 0.25% bupivacaine. Thirty patients were included in the study and asigned in aleatory form to either a study (0.25% bupivacaine n=15 or a control group (0.5% bupivacaine n=15. They were evaluated with the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS at 0,4,8,12,24 postoperative hours by physicians who did not know the group of the patient and prescribed intramuscular analgesia with Dicofenac only if required. The analgesia scores and the complementery analgesia requirements were similar in both groups and there were

  9. Schwannoma de nervio mediano en un paciente con neurofibromatosis tipo I

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    Romana Ramos-Cárdenas; Ruth Ivonne Acevedo-Estrada; Erick Frank Pineda-Villafuerte

    2014-01-01

    Los tumores neurales periféricos en mano son el 1% de todos los tu - mores. Son benignos y de dos tipos: 1) schwannoma o neurilemoma y 2) neurofibromas. Los schwannomas son tumores benignos encapsu - lados, ovoides, firmes, de crecimiento lento, solitario, asociados o no con una enfermedad neurológica. Se originan de células de Schwann del neurilema de nervios periféricos. Suelen presentarse entre los 30 y 60 años de edad, sin predominio de género o raza; 45% se encuentra en la cabeza/cuello,...

  10. Nervios corneales prominentes como manifestación inicial en el síndrome de neoplasia endocrina múltiple tipo 2B

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    Conclusiones: La identificación de las características oculares, tanto los nervios corneales como los neuromas palpebrales, puede ayudar a un diagnóstico temprano del síndrome MEN2B. El oftalmólogo debe identificar las características oftalmológicas de la enfermedad y diferenciarlas de otras afecciones como las distrofias corneales. Los nervios corneales prominentes consisten en numerosos axones desmielinizados y múltiples células de Schwann.

  11. Bloqueio bilateral do nervo pudendo para hemorroidectomia em paciente acondroplásico: relato de caso Bloqueo bilateral del nervio pudendo para hemorroidectomía en paciente acondroplásico: relato de caso Bilateral blockade of the pudend nerve to hemorrhoidectomy in achondroplasic patient: case report

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    Bruno Salomé de Morais

    2006-04-01

    ética espontánea. La anestesia de esos pacientes presenta varias particularidades. El objetivo del presente relato fue el de describir un caso de paciente acondroplásico, con previo historial de intervención quirúrgica de la columna para descompresión medular, sometido a Hemorroidectomía a través de bloqueo bilateral de los nervios pudendos. RELATO DEL CASO: Paciente del sexo masculino, 47 años, acondroplásico, que fue ingresado para la realización de hemorroidectomía.Al hacérsele el examen físico presentaba el cuello acortado con extensión limitada de la cabeza, Mallampati clase IV, distancia tireomentoniana de 6 cm y abertura de la boca de 3,5 cm. La columna vertebral presentaba cifosis torácica y lordosis lumbar acentuada, además de cicatriz quirúrgica en la región lumbar. Fue realizado el bloqueo bilateral de los nervios pudendos con ropivacaina a 1%, por vía transperineal, con una aguja aislada de 0,8 mm x 100 mm 21G (Stimuplex A100 BBraun, Melsungen, Germany conectada al estimulador de nervios periféricos (Stimuplex-DIG, BBraun.El paciente fue colocado en decúbito ventral y la cirugía iniciada después de 15 minutos da administración del anestésico. Durante todo el procedimiento, el paciente permaneció consciente y no relató ningún dolor o incomodidad. Hasta el momento del alta hospitalaria (22h después de la realización del bloqueo, el paciente no refirió dolor, incomodidad, náusea, vómito, bloqueo motor, retención o incontinencia urinaria. Después del alta, evolucionó bien presentando evacuación después de 31 horas de efectuada la cirugía. CONCLUSIONES: El caso mostró el uso del bloqueo bilateral de los nervios pudendos, con el auxilio del neuroestimulador como técnica anestésica aislada para la hemorroidectomía.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The achondroplasic dwarfism or achondroplasia is the most common form of dwarfism and occurs, in most of the cases, as a result of spontaneous genetic alteration. The anesthesia in these

  12. Estudio preliminar experimental en ratas: uso de plasma rico en plaquetas en el tratamiento de lesiones agudas de nervios periféricos

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    Full Text Available Antecedentes y Objetivos. Si consideramos la importancia social y laboral que han adquirido las lesiones de los nervios periféricos por las graves y permanentes secuelas motoras, sensitivas y vegetativas a que dan lugar, cualquier esfuerzo terapéutico para mejorar los resultados de la reparación nerviosa representa un paso positivo dentro del abordaje general de esta afección. A pesar de realizar una sutura técnicamente perfecta, nunca se logra repoblar el segmento distal con la misma cantidad de axones. Esto hace que se busquen alternativas para potenciar la regeneración nerviosa. Dentro de las terapias emergentes, la utilización de plasma rico en plaquetas (PRP tiene un efecto beneficioso en la reparación nerviosa. Hasta este momento los estudios se han centrado en la utilización del PRP dentro de injertos o tutores interpuestos entre los cabos y no se ha prestado atención a la aplicación del mismo en la sutura directa. Material y Métodos. Estudiamos 8 ratas Wistar a las que se les seccionaron ambos nervios ciáticos; a una de las suturas se le aplicó PRP y el otro nervio suturado se tomó como caso control. En una segunda etapa realizamos la biopsia de ambos nervios a diferentes tiempos y fijamos con un fluoróforo lipofílico que tiñe las fibras regeneradas. Tomamos 2 grupos: a los 40 días y a los 60 días. Calculamos el índice de función del nervio ciático. Resultados. Los nervios seccionados y tratados con PRP presentaron un adelanto en la recuperación de la función nerviosa medida por pruebas funcionales; confirmamos anatómicamente mediante el estudio histológico del nervio. Conclusiones. Los resultados obtenidos en el estudio indican una estimulación del proceso fisiológico de reparación nerviosa usando PRP.

  13. Imagens ultra-sonográficas do plexo braquial na região axilar Imágenes ultra-sonográficas del plexo braquial en la región axilar Ultrasound images of the brachial plexus in the axillary region

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    permite la identificación de las estructuras del plexo braquial ¹. Ese estudio buscó describir el posicionamiento de los nervios del plexo braquial con relación a la arteria axilar. MÉTODO: Fueron estudiados 30 voluntarios de los dos sexos, en posición supina con abducción a 90° y rotación externa del hombro y flexión del codo a 90°. Utilizando transductor digital de 5 cm y 5-10 MHz, fueron identificados los nervios mediano, ulnar y radial, y las respectivas posiciones en relación a la arteria fueron marcadas en una carta gráfica seccional de 8 sectores, enumerados en orden creciente a partir de la hora 12 (medial, cuyo centro representaba la arteria axilar. RESULTADOS: El nervio mediano se ubicó predominante en el sector 8 (55% y en el sector 1 (28% (mediales; el nervio radial se ubicó predominantemente en los sectores 4 (59% y 5 (34% (laterales y el nervio ulnar en los sectores 2 y 3 (inferiores en un 69% y un 24% de los casos, respectivamente. Hubo una considerable variación de la localización de los nervios con relación a los aspectos superior e inferior de la arteria. CONCLUSIÓN: La inspección en tiempo real, por ultrasonido, de las estructuras neuro vasculares del plexo braquial en la axila mostró que los nervios mediano, ulnar y radial pueden presentar diferentes relaciones con la arteria axilar.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The axillary artery is the anatomical reference, in the surface, for axillary brachial plexus block. Anatomic studies suggest variability in the location of the structures in the brachial plexus in relation to the axillary artery. These variations can hinder blocks by neurostimulation. The ultrasound allows the identification of the structures within the brachial plexus¹. The objective of this report was to describe the position of the nerves in the brachial plexus in relation to the axillary artery. METHODS: Thirty volunteers of both genders were studied. They were in the supine position with 90° abduction and external

  14. Ulnar neuropathy at the wrist.

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    Pearce, Carisa; Feinberg, Joseph; Wolfe, Scott W

    2009-09-01

    A case of ulnar nerve compression at the wrist within Guyon's canal is reported. The clinical presentation initially appeared consistent with an ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow. The true diagnosis of an ulnar sensorimotor nerve lesion occurring within the canal of Guyon was made electrophysiologically. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated compression of the nerve within the canal by a ganglionic cyst, which was confirmed by surgical intervention. Ulnar nerve entrapment at the wrist is uncommon and difficult to diagnose; therefore, it is important to understand the nerve's anatomical course and distribution to allow for accurate diagnosis by clinical and electrodiagnostic evaluations. Electrodiagnosis is an important tool in identifying ulnar nerve lesions at the wrist while excluding other disorders in the differential and recognizing coexisting pathology.

  15. Disfunção temporária do nervo lingual após uso de máscara laríngea: relato de caso Disfunción temporal del nervio lingual trás del uso de máscara laríngea: relato de caso Temporary lingual nerve dysfunction following the use of the laryngeal mask airway: report

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    Hugo Eckener Dantas de Pereira Cardoso

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A máscara laríngea tem sido utilizada com freqüência em Anestesiologia. O emprego dessa técnica, embora esteja relacionado com um menor número de complicações quando comparado com a cânula traqueal, não é isento de morbidade, principalmente, nos casos de via aérea difícil. O objetivo desse relato foi apresentar um caso de lesão unilateral de nervo lingual após o uso da máscara laríngea. RELATO DO CASO: Paciente do sexo feminino foi submetida à intervenção cirúrgica para troca de prótese mamária bilateral, sob anestesia geral balanceada, com máscara laríngea de tamanho 3. O volume aplicado para insuflação do balonete foi de 30 mL de ar. Após a primeira hora do pós-operatório, iniciou quadro de dormência e dor na garganta e nos dois terços posteriores da língua que evoluiu em 24 horas com perda da percepção do sabor dos alimentos. A suspeita diagnóstica foi de neuropraxia do nervo lingual pelo uso de máscara laríngea. Esse quadro se manteve por três semanas, período em que se obteve resolução dos sintomas. CONCLUSÃO: Complicações após o uso de máscara laríngea, apesar de raras, podem ocorrer. A neuropraxia do nervo lingual é uma delas. O seu diagnóstico é clínico, e a sua evolução, favorável, com resolução dos sintomas em semanas ou meses.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: La máscara laríngea ha sido utilizada con frecuencia en Anestesiología. El empleo de esa técnica, aunque esté relacionada a un menor número de complicaciones cuando se le compara a la cánula traqueal, no está exento de morbidez, principalmente en los casos de vía aérea difícil. El objetivo de este relato fue presentar un caso de lesión unilateral de nervio lingual trás del uso de la máscara laríngea. RELATO DEL CASO: Paciente del sexo femenino, sometida a intervención quirúrgica para cambio de prótesis mamaria bilateral, bajo anestesia general balanceada, con máscara laríngea de tama

  16. Bloqueio do nervo frênico após realização de bloqueio do plexo braquial pela via interescalênica: relato de caso A bloqueo del nervio frénico después de la realización de bloqueo del plexo braquial por la vía interescalénica: relato de caso Phrenic nerve block after interscalene brachial plexus block: case report

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    Luis Henrique Cangiani

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Bloqueio do nervo frênico é um evento adverso do bloqueio do plexo braquial; entretanto, na sua maioria, sem repercussões clínicas importantes. O objetivo deste relato foi apresentar um caso em que ocorreu bloqueio do nervo frênico, com comprometimento ventilatório, em paciente com insuficiência renal crônica submetido a instalação de fístula arteriovenosa extensa, sob bloqueio do plexo braquial pela via perivascular interescalênica. RELATO DO CASO: Paciente do sexo masculino, 50 anos, tabagista, portador de insuficiência renal crônica em regime de hemodiálise, hipertensão arterial, hepatite C, diabetes mellitus, doença pulmonar obstrutiva crônica, a ser submetido à instalação de fístula arteriovenosa extensa no membro superior direito sob bloqueio de plexo braquial pela via interescalênica. O plexo braquial foi localizado com utilização do estimulador de nervo periférico. Foram injetados 35 mL de uma solução de anestésico local, constituída de uma mistura de lidocaína a 2% com epinefrina a 1:200.000 e ropivacaína a 0,75% em partes iguais. Ao final da injeção o paciente apresentava-se lúcido, porém com dispnéia e predomínio de incursão respiratória intercostal ipsilateral ao bloqueio. Não havia murmúrio vesicular na base do hemitórax direito. A SpO2 manteve-se em 95%, com cateter nasal de oxigênio. Não foi necessária instalação de métodos de auxílio ventilatório invasivo. Radiografia do tórax revelou que o hemidiafragma direito ocupava o 5° espaço intercostal. O quadro clínico foi revertido em três horas. CONCLUSÕES: O caso mostrou que houve paralisia total do nervo frênico com sintomas respiratórios. Apesar de não ter sido necessária terapêutica invasiva para o tratamento, fica o alerta para a restrição da indicação da técnica nesses casos.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: El bloqueo del nervio frénico es un evento adverso del bloqueo del plexo braquial, sin

  17. Efectividad de la terapia manual frente al TENS (Estimulación Eléctrica Transcutánea del Nervio) en el estado funcional de los pacientes con cervicalgia mecánica

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    Díaz Pulido, Belén

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    Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado de la UAH en 2013 ANTECEDENTES La cervicalgia constituye hoy día un problema de salud frecuente asociado a los hábitos de vida que acompañan a los tiempos modernos. En la población adulta la prevalencia de cervicalgia a lo largo de la vida oscila entre el 50% y el 70 y entre un 50% y un 85% de aquellas personas que experimentan cervicalgia padecerán un nuevo episodio a lo largo de los cinco años siguientes. Si el alivio del dolor es el único objetivo en...

  18. Efectividad de la terapia manual frente al TENS (Estimulación Eléctrica Transcutánea del Nervio) en el estado funcional de los pacientes con cervicalgia mecánica

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    Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado de la UAH en 2013 ANTECEDENTES La cervicalgia constituye hoy día un problema de salud frecuente asociado a los hábitos de vida que acompañan a los tiempos modernos. En la población adulta la prevalencia de cervicalgia a lo largo de la vida oscila entre el 50% y el 70 y entre un 50% y un 85% de aquellas personas que experimentan cervicalgia padecerán un nuevo episodio a lo largo de los cinco años siguientes. Si el alivio del dolor es el único objetivo en...

  19. Avaliação do trofismo muscular de sóleos de ratos wistar após compressão nervosa e tratamento com corrente de alta voltagem Evaluación del tropismo del músculo sóleo de ratas wistar después de la compresión del nervio y tratamiento con corriente de alto voltaje Assessment of wistar rats' soleus muscle trophism after nerve compression and treatment with high-voltage current

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    Gladson Ricardo Flor Bertolini

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar a corrente de alta voltagem sobre o trofismo de sóleos de ratos com compressão de nervo isquiático. Dezoito ratos distribuídos em: GS - compressão nervosa e simulacro; GP+ - compressão e tratado com corrente anódica; GP- - compressão e catódica. Ao final, os sóleos foram dissecados e pesados em balança analítica. Em seguida foram montadas lâminas de cortes transversais, observadas em microscópio óptico de luz comum e digitalizadas, para análise do menor diâmetro de 100 fibras por músculo. RESULTADOS: todos os grupos apresentaram menor trofismo pelas duas formas de avaliação (p0,05. CONCLUSÃO: a corrente de alta voltagem não inibiu a hipotrofia em sóleos submetidos à compressão nervosa.OBJETIVO: Evaluar la corriente de alto voltaje en el tropismo del sóleo de ratas con la compresión del nervio ciático. Dieciocho ratas se dividieron en: GS - compresión del nervio y la falsa; GP+ - compresión y tratados con corriente anódica; GP- - compresión y el cátodo. Por último, fueron los sóleos disecados y pesados ​​en una balanza analítica. Luego diapositivas de secciones transversales fueron montadas para la observación al microscopio de luz común y digitalizadas para el análisis de menor diámetro de 100 fibras por músculo. RESULTADOS: Todos los grupos mostraron menor tropismo, las dos formas de evaluación (p 0,05. CONCLUSIÓN: La corriente de alto voltaje no inhibe la atrofia en el músculo sóleo se sometieron a la compresión del nervio.AIM: to evaluate the high voltage current on the tropism of rats soleus with sciatic nerve compression. Eighteen rats were divided into: GS - nerve compression and sham; GP + - compression and treated with anodic current; GP - compression and cathode. Finally, the soleus were dissected and weighed on an analytical balance. Then slides were mounted cross sections observed in light microscope and digitized for analysis of smaller diameter of 100 fibers per

  20. Cultivo en monocapa de células perineurales de nervio ciático de Ratón

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    Full Text Available El cultivo de células perineurales (CP y su estudio in vitro es muy pobremente reportado en la literatura. El presente trabajo describe la obtención de CP en monocapa a partir de nervio ciático de ratón. Fueron probadas diferentes técnicas para obtener un cultivo de CP puro. La microdisección del nervio en endoneuro, perineuro y epineuro fue la mejor técnica para evitar otros tipos celulares. Adicionalmente, la refrigeración a 4º C por 24 horas permitió purificar al 99% los cultivos de CP. Las células de Schwann, fibroblastos
    endoneurales y células perineurales fueron diferenciadas por microscopia de luz invertida. Las células provenientes
    del perineuro presentaron una morfología aplanada, de gran tamaño, formando capas estratificadas. Además, las células migraron luego del día diez de cultivo y alcanzaban una densidad alta luego de cinco días de haber migrado. La formación de lamelas estratificadas en cultivo fue demostrada con cortes histológicos, mostrando similitud con el tejido in vivo. Establecimos un protocolo para el cultivo de CP que servirá de modelo para posteriores estudios sobre este tejido y sus futuras aplicaciones.

  1. Contribution of myelunated fibers from spinal L4, L5 and L6 nerves to the sciatic nerve and its main branches in the adult rat Contribución de fibras mielínicas provenientes de los nervios espinales lumbares L4, L5 y L6 al nervio ciático de rata adulta y sus ramas principales

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    Juan D. Robles

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    Full Text Available The rat sciatic nerve is composed by the L4, L5 and L6 lumbar spinal nerves. However, the contribution in myelinated fibers originating from these nerves along this nervous trunk has not yet been defined. In the present study, the L4, L5 and L4-L5 spinal nerves were selectively transected. After one week the sciatic, tibial, sural and peroneal nerves were dissected. These samples were fixed and processed for optical microscopy, and both degenerated and normal myelinated fibers were counted in toluidine blue-stained semi-thin sections. L4 contributed with myelinated fibers mainly to the peroneal nerve, and L5 to the sciatic, tibial and sural nerves. In general, the contribution of L6 was smaller and variable along the nervous trunk in comparison to the other two spinal branches. Our results give key information for further studies looking to correlate the contribution of spinal nerves making part of the sciatic nerve and its main branches with hind limb function. El nervio ciático de la rata está formado por los nervios espinales (ne lumbares L4, L5 y L6. Sin embargo, aún no se ha definido el aporte en fibras mielínicas de estos nervios espinales a lo largo del tronco nervioso. En este estudio se transectaron selectivamente los NE L4, L5 y L4-L5. Luego de una semana se disecaron los nervios ciático, tibial, sural y peroneal. Estas muestras se fijaron y procesaron para microscopía óptica y a partir de cortes coloreados con azul de toluidina se contaron las fibras mielínicas degeneradas y normales. L4 contribuyó con fibras mielínicas principalmente al nervio peroneal y L5 a los nervios ciático, tibial y sural. En general, el aporte de L6 fue menor y variable a lo largo del tronco nervioso comparado con las otras dos ramas espinales. Nuestros resultados brindan información valiosa para posteriores estudios que busquen correlacionar la contribución de los nervios espinales que componen el ciático y sus ramas principales con la funci

  2. ENTÉRATE DE CÓMO CAMBIA EL CEREBRO CUANDO SE LESIONA UN NERVIO

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    Julieta Troncoso

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    Full Text Available Desde hace algunos años el grupo de investigación de Neurofisiología Comportamental de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia ha venido evaluando los cambios que ocurren en el sistema nervioso central luego de la lesión de un nervio periférico. Específicamente trabajamos con el modelo de lesión del nervio facial en roedores para evaluar las modificaciones funcionales y estructurales que ocurren en la corteza sensoriomotora primaria luego de la lesión. Al lesionarse el nervio facial, el cerebro entra en un programa de reorganización que incluye cambios electrofisiológicos en las neuronas de la corteza motora que comandan los movimientos faciales (M1. En este sentido, las células de la corteza motora cerebral se vuelven más excitables y modifican su respuesta ante estímulos sensoriales. La reorganización tras la lesión también incluye cambios morfológicos en M1: las células piramidales de la corteza motora retraen su árbol dendrítico y disminuye la densidad de sus espinas dendríticas. En asociación con estos cambios, las células de M1 disminuyen transitoriamente su inmunorreactividad para NeuN (marcador específico de núcleos neuronales y aumentan la expresión de GAP43 (proteína de crecimiento axonal. Esto indica, posiblemente, un cambio metabólico celular en asociación con la búsqueda de nuevas dianas sinápticas. Finalmente, hallamos que la glía circundante en M1 (tanto astrocitos como microglía se activa de manera muy temprana luego de lesiones del nervio facial. Esto podría indicar que el remodelamiento estructural y funcional hallado en las neuronas corticales es el resultado de la interacción entre la activación de la glía circundante y las células piramidales de M1 (aunque se necesitan muchos experimentos adicionales que así lo demuestren. AbstractOur research group (Neurofisiología Comportamental, Universidad Nacional de Colombia has evaluated changes in the central nervous system induced by peripheral

  3. Isquemia do nervo óptico após intervenção cirúrgica na coluna vertebral: relato de caso Isquemia del nervio óptico después de la intervención quirúrgica en la columna vertebral: relato de caso Optic nerve ischemia after spine surgery: case report

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    Clóvis Marcelo Corso

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    ía de columna vertebral en posición prona. RELATO DEL CASO: Paciente del sexo masculino, 58 años, índice de masa corporal de 37,6, con operación propuesta de descompresión medular asociada a la artrodesis de columna lumbar. Historial de tabaquismo e hipertensión arterial sin tratamiento. Exámenes físicos, de laboratorio y cardiológicos normales. La técnica anestésica utilizada fue la asociación de anestesia general con catéter peridural. No hubo ninguna complicación en el intraoperatorio. Al día siguiente, presentó proptosis ocular, edema conjuntival y pérdida visual en el ojo izquierdo. CONCLUSIONES: El caso evidencia la posibilidad de la pérdida visual después de la intervención quirúrgica de columna con el paciente en posición prona. La neuropatía óptica isquémica es el resultado del desequilibrio entre la oferta y la demanda de oxígeno en el nervio óptico a causa del aumento de la presión intra ocular (PIO con relación a la presión arterial sistémica, determinando la mala perfusión del tejido nervioso. Aunque todavía no esté clara la causa de esa complicación, pueden tenerse en cuenta como factores de riesgo, la avanzada edad, arteriosclerosis, diabetes melito, hipertensión arterial, tabaquismo, alteraciones en el suministro vascular y la duración del procedimiento.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Visual loss is an uncommon complication in the postoperative period of non-ocular procedures and its incidence may be confirmed by the increasing number of studies in the international literature. This report aimed at describing a case of anopsia after prone spinal procedure. CASE REPORT: Male patient, 58 years old, body mass index of 37.6 scheduled for spinal cord decompression associated to lumbar spine arthrodesis. Clinical history of smoking and untreated hypertension. Normal physical, lab and cardiologic exams. Patient was anesthetized with general anesthesia associated to epidural catheter. There were no intraoperative complications

  4. Lifestyle risk factors for ulnar neuropathy and ulnar neuropathy-like symptoms

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    Frost, Poul; Johnsen, Birger; Fuglsang-Frederiksen, Anders;

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    Introduction: We examined whether lifestyle factors differ between patients with ulnar neuropathy confirmed by electroneurography (ENG) and those with ulnar neuropathy-like symptoms with normal ulnar nerve ENG. Methods: Among patients examined by ENG for suspected ulnar neuropathy, we identified...... 546 patients with ulnar neuropathy and 633 patients with ulnar neuropathy-like symptoms. These groups were compared with 2 separate groups of matched community referents and to each other. Questionnaire information on lifestyle was obtained. The electrophysiological severity of neuropathy was also...

  5. Evaluation of Ulnar neuropathy on hemodialysis patients

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    Background: Ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow is the second most common upper extremity nerve involvement after median nerve involvement at the wrist or carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) considering the frequency of occurrence in the upper limb with variable causes. Hemodialysis, because of elbow positioning during dialysis, upper extremity vascular-access, and underlying disease is one cause of ulnar entrapment. This study considers evaluating the effect of elbow positioning on ulnar involvemen...

  6. Ulnar nerve palsy due to axillary crutch.

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    Veerendrakumar M

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available A young lady with residual polio, using axillary crutch since early childhood, presented with tingling, numbness and weakness in ulnar nerve distribution of five months duration. Ulnar motor conduction study revealed proximal conduction block near the axilla, at the point of pressure by the crutch while walking. Distal ulnar sensory conduction studies were normal but proximal ulnar sensory conduction studies showed absence of Erb′s point potential. These findings suggested the presence of conduction block in sensory fibers as well. Proper use and change of axillary crutch resulted in clinical recovery and resolution of motor and sensory conduction block.

  7. Corea del Norte: vientos favorables para el cambio

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    Garcia, Pio

    2009-01-01

    Las manifestaciones de fuerza de Corea del Norte durante el ultimo ano crisparon los nervios de los televidentes de todo el mundo, ante el temor de un conflicto de grandes dimensiones en el noreste asiatico...

  8. Efeitos da clonidina por via muscular e perineural no bloqueio do nervo isquiático com ropivacaína a 0,5% Efectos de la clonidina por vía muscular y perineural en el bloqueo del nervio isquiático con ropivacaína a 0,5% Effects of intramuscular and perineural clonidine on sciatic nerve block with 0.5% ropivacaine

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    Pablo Escovedo Helayel

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Foram estudados os efeitos da clonidina sobre a latência, a qualidade da anestesia e a duração da analgesia do bloqueio do nervo isquiático com ropivacaína a 0,5%. MÉTODO: Quarenta pacientes adultos foram submetidos a cirurgias sobre o pé e/ou a face lateral do tornozelo sob bloqueios combinados de nervos femoral e isquiático, por via anterior, em que foram alocados, segundo números aleatórios em grupo 1: 25 mL de ropivacaína a 0,5% e placebo perineural; grupo 2: 2 µg.kg-1 de clonidina por via muscular e 25 mL de ropivacaína a 0,5% perineural; e grupo 3: 2 µg.kg-1 de clonidina e 25 mL de ropivacaína a 0,5% perineural, injetados após obtidas respostas motoras com correntes de 0,2 e 0,5 mA. A sensibilidade e a motricidade foram avaliadas por 30 minutos após o bloqueio. Um escore de efetividade total do bloqueio foi atribuído. A qualidade da anestesia cirúrgica foi classificada com sucesso ou falha, segundo a necessidade de suplementação sistêmica. A duração foi o tempo desde a realização do bloqueio até a primeira solicitação de analgésico. RESULTADOS: As latências medianas foram 5, 12,5 e 17,5 minutos nos grupos 1 a 3, respectivamente (p = 0,11. As taxas de sucesso foram de 100%, 93% e 75%, respectivamente (p = 0,12. A duração da analgesia pós-operatória foi de 14,5, 13,5, e 13,75 horas, respectivamente (p = 0,15. CONCLUSÕES: A clonidina por via muscular ou perineural não influenciou a latência, a qualidade de anestesia ou a duração da analgesia do bloqueio do nervo isquiático com ropivacaína a 0,5%.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: Se estudiaron los efectos de la clonidina sobre la latencia, la calidad de la anestesia y la duración de la analgesia de lo bloqueo del nervio isquiático con ropivacaína a 0,5%. MÉTODO: Cuarenta pacientes adultos fueron sometidos a cirugías sobre el pie y/o la faz lateral del tobillo bajo bloqueos combinados de nervios femoral e isquiático, por v

  9. Cross-cultural study of idioms of distress among Spanish nationals and Hispanic American migrants: susto, nervios and ataque de nervios.

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    Durà-Vilà, Glòria; Hodes, Matthew

    2012-10-01

    Susto (fright), nervios (nerves) and ataque de nervios (attack of nerves) are idioms of distress widely experienced amongst Hispanic Americans, often associated with psychiatric disorders. This study explores understanding of these idioms of distress and attitudes to help seeking amongst indigenous Spanish and Hispanic American residents in Spain. A population survey was undertaken in four adult education centres in Spain. Hypothetical case vignettes of individuals suffering from the idioms of distress were used to investigate understanding and help seeking by a Spanish sample compared with Hispanic American migrants to Spain. 350 questionnaires were obtained (94.6% response rate). The idioms ataque de nervios and nervios were recognised by the majority of the Spanish group but by significantly more of the Hispanic American migrants. However, susto was infrequently recognised by the Spanish group but it was recognised by half of the Hispanic Americans. Hispanic Americans were also more likely to recommend consultation with a psychiatrist/psychologist than Spanish respondents for ataque de nervios and nervios. The Spanish group were more likely to recommend non-medical sources of support such as relatives and priest than Hispanic Americans. Hispanic Americans, more recently arrived, did not show greater recognition of the three idioms than those who have been in Spain longer. Regression analysis showed that being Hispanic American and having lower educational attainment was associated with greater use of susto. The study suggests that people hold multiple models of distress and disorder. This may influence clinical presentations and help seeking behaviour in Spanish as well as Hispanic American populations.

  10. Analgesia pós-operatória com bloqueio bilateral do nervo pudendo com bupivacaína S75:R25 a 0,25%: estudo piloto em hemorroidectomia sob regime ambulatorial Analgesia pos-operatoria con bloqueo bilateral del nervio pudendo con bupivacaína S75:R25 a 0,25%: estudio piloto en hemorroidectomia bajo régimen ambulatorial Bilateral pudendal nerves block for postoperative analgesia with 0.25% S75:R25 bupivacaine: pilot study on outpatient hemorrhoidectomy

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    Luiz Eduardo Imbelloni

    2005-12-01

    permitirão demonstrar se esta técnica deve ser a primeira opção para analgesia em hemorroidectomias. A permanência de anestesia perineal por 20,21 horas deverá induzir novos trabalhos com o bloqueio dos nervos pudendos orientado por estimulador para o ato cirúrgico.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: La hemorroidectomia puede ser realizada bajo varias técnicas anestésicas y en régimen ambulatorial. El dolor pos-operatorio es intenso y puede atrasar el retorno para el hogar. El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar las ventajas y la realización del bloqueo bilateral de los nervios pudendos para analgesia pos-operatoria en hemorroidectomias. MÉTODO: El bloqueo bilateral de los nervios pudendos con bupivacaína S75:R25 a 0,25% fue realizado con estimulador de nervios en 35 pacientes sometidos a la hemorroidectomia bajo raquianestesia. Fueron evaluadas intensidad del dolor, duración de la analgesia, analgesia de demanda y eventuales complicaciones relacionadas a la técnica. Los datos fueron evaluados a las 6, 12, 18, 24 y 30 horas después del término de la intervención quirúrgica. RESULTADOS: En todos los pacientes, fue logrado éxito con la estimulación de ambos los nervios pudendos. En ningún momento de la evaluación ocurrió dolor intenso. Hasta 12 horas después del bloqueo, todos los pacientes presentaron anestesia en la región perineal; con 18 horas, 17 pacientes y 24 horas, 10 pacientes A analgesia pos-operatoria fue óptima en 18 pacientes; satisfactoria, en cinco pacientes; e insatisfactoria, en siete pacientes. La duración media de la analgesia fue de 23,77 horas. No ocurrieron alteraciones de la presión arterial, de la frecuencia cardiaca, ni fueron observados náuseas o vómitos. Todos los pacientes tuvieron micción espontánea. Ninguna complicación local o sistémica fue relacionada al anestésico local. Veintisiete pacientes clasificaron de excelente la técnica de analgesia y apenas tres pacientes del sexo masculino quedaron satisfechos

  11. Ulnar conduction block at the wrist.

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    1999-10-01

    Two cases of ulnar nerve lesions at the wrist are reported. The lesions had an acute onset and exclusively impaired the ulnar motor deep branch. The coexistence of carpal tunnel syndrome in each case allowed an early diagnosis but was somewhat misleading. In both cases, the use of classic motor and sensory conduction studies did not provide clear abnormalities that would have precisely determined the site of the nerve lesion. In both cases, only palmar stimulation of the ulnar motor deep branch showed an important conduction block. This electrodiagnostic finding showed definitively the site of the ulnar nerve lesion at the wrist and excluded proximal ulnar nerve lesions or C8-T1 radiculopathy. In both cases recovery occurred without surgery.

  12. Los títulos de créditos en el cine de Pedro Almodóvar: Un caso ejemplar: Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios

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    Bien es conocida la voluntad permanente en en un director como Pedro Almodóvar de utilizar lo más posible las posibilidades específicas del lenguaje cinematográfico y de trabajar todos los segmentos del discurso del cine. Por eso, desde sus primeras películas, Almodóvar ha cuidado mucho los dos umbrales del relato filmico que son los títulos de créditos de principio y de final. Uno de los ejemplos más significativos al particular es el de Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios que nos propo...

  13. Evaluation of Ulnar neuropathy on hemodialysis patients

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow is the second most common upper extremity nerve involvement after median nerve involvement at the wrist or carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS considering the frequency of occurrence in the upper limb with variable causes. Hemodialysis, because of elbow positioning during dialysis, upper extremity vascular-access, and underlying disease is one cause of ulnar entrapment. This study considers evaluating the effect of elbow positioning on ulnar involvement prevalence during dialysis. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study started in June 2011 and completed in December 2011. The patients receiving dialysis with at least one symptom or sign of ulnar nerve involvement underwent nerve conduction studies. Electromyography testing (EMG performed to confirm the ulnar neuropathy. To review the ulnar nerve, patients must be in supine position with arm in 90° abduction and elbow in 135° flexion. We stimulated the ulnar nerve at three different points, including 6 cm above and 4 cm below the elbow and over the wrist. According to the electrophysiological data, the intensity of nerve entrapment and possibility of associated polyneuropathy determined. Results: Clinically and electrodiagnostically, evidence confirmed that ulnar neuropathy was present in 11 (27.5% of 40 hemodialysis patients and in 10 (25% of 40 peritoneal patients (P value: 0.83. Also, the prevalence of median neuropathy in hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients was 14 (35% and 10 (25%, respectively (P value: 0.33. Conclusion: The frequency of median and ulnar neuropathy in hemodialysis patients is more than peritoneal dialysis, but this different is not significant. In addition, comparing sitting position with prolonged elbow flexion and supine position with elbow extension during hemodialysis, recommended doing hemodialysis in later position with using an elbow pad.

  14. Influência do lítio no bloqueio neuromuscular produzido pelo atracúrio e pelo cisatracúrio: estudo em preparações nervo frênico-diafragma de rato Influencia del litio en el bloqueo neuromuscular producido por el atracurio y por el cisatracurio: estudio en preparo nervio frénico-diafragma del ratón Influence of lithium on the neuromuscular blockade produced by atracurium and cisatracurium: study on rat phrenic nerve-diaphragm preparations

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    ção pré-sináptica.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: El litio, fármaco ampliamente utilizado en los disturbios bipolares, puede interactuar con los bloqueadores neuromusculares. Los mecanismos para explicar sus efectos en la transmisión neuromuscular y en la interacción con bloqueadores neuromusculares son controvertidos. El objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar, en diafragma de ratón, los efectos del litio sobre la respuesta muscular al estímulo indirecto y la posible interacción con los bloqueadores neuromusculares. MÉTODO: Se utilizaron ratones con peso entre 250 y 300 g, sacrificados bajo anestesia con uretana. La preparación nervio frénico-diafragma se montó de acuerdo con la técnica de Bulbring. El diafragma se mantuvo bajo tensión, ligado a un transductor isométrico y sometido a la estimulación indirecta de 0,1 Hz de frecuencia. Las contracciones del diafragma fueron registradas en un fisiógrafo. Del análisis de la amplitud de las respuestas musculares se evaluaron los efectos de los fármacos: litio (1,5 mg.mL-1; atracurio (20 µg.mL-1 y cisatracurio (3 µg.mL-1 empleados aisladamente; de la asociación litio-bloqueadores neuromusculares; y del litio en el bloqueo neuromuscular producido por el atracurio (35 µg.mL-1 y cisatracurio (5 µg.mL-1. Los efectos se evaluaron antes y 45 minutos después de la adición de los fármacos. También se estudiaron los efectos del litio en los potenciales de membrana (PM y potenciales de placa terminal en miniatura (PPTM. RESULTADOS: El litio aisladamente no alteró la amplitud de las respuestas musculares, pero sí que redujo significativamente el bloqueo neuromuscular producido por el atracurio y el cisatracurio. No alteró el PM y ocasionó un aumento inicial de la frecuencia de los PPTM. CONCLUSIONES: El litio empleado aisladamente no comprometió la transmisión neuromuscular y aumentó la resistencia al efecto del atracurio y del cisatracurio. No mostró acción sobre la fibra muscular, siendo que las

  15. Primary ulnar head prosthesis for the treatment of an irreparable ulnar head fracture dislocation.

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    Grechenig, W; Peicha, G; Fellinger, M

    2001-06-01

    We report the case of an irreparable fracture - dislocation of the ulnar head with a concomitant fracture of the radius (Galeazzi lesion), treated by implantation of a Herbert Ulnar Head Prosthesis((R)). A stable distal radio-ulnar joint was achieved by careful dissection of a posterior soft tissue flap and accurate reduction of the radius. Copyright 2001 The British Society for Surgery of the Hand.

  16. Ulnar nerve stimulation at the palm in diagnosing distal ulnar nerve entrapment.

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    Wee, A S

    2005-01-01

    Distal entrapment of the ulnar nerve at the wrist and hand (Guyon's syndrome) is a relatively uncommon condition. It may present with a confusing permutation of sensory and motor symptoms, depending on which branches of the ulnar nerve are involved Electrodiagnostic test procedures are often helpful in sorting out this quandary. Electrophysiologic studies that include electrical stimulation of the nerve at the palm, in addition to stimulation of the ulnar nerve at other locations, are useful in demonstrating the focal nerve conduction abnormality that is involved in the entrapment. Sensory and motor recordings from palmar stimulation of the ulnar nerve are not technically difficult procedures, and can be performed routinely.

  17. Superficial Ulnar Artery Associated with Anomalous Origin of the Common Interosseous and Ulnar Recurrent Arteries

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    Pamidi, Narendra; Nayak, Satheesha B; Jetti, Raghu; Thangarajan, Rajesh

    2016-01-01

    Occurrence of vascular variations in the upper limb is not uncommon and is well described in the medical literature. However, occurrence of superficial ulnar artery associated with unusual origin of the common interosseous and ulnar recurrent arteries is seldom reported in the literature. In the present case, we report the anomalous origin of common trunk of common interosseous, anterior and posterior ulnar recurrent arteries from the radial artery, in a male cadaver. Further, ulnar artery had presented superficial course. Knowledge of anomalous arterial pattern in the cubital fossa reported here is clinically important during the angiographic procedures and plastic surgeries. PMID:27437201

  18. Experiencia del servicio de neurocirugía Hospital Occidente de Kennedy – Universidad Nacional: 10 años, suplemento: “presentaciones inusuales de tumores malignos de la vaina del nervio periférico: reporte de 2 casos”

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    Calvache Cabrera, Camilo

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    El presente trabajo provee una idea clara y general de las patologías que han requerido manejo quirúrgico por parte del Servicio de Neurocirugía del Hospital Occidente de Kennedy en los últimos 10 años, el cual se ubica en una zona de alto impacto social y bajos ingresos; la mayoría de las patologías semejan en su distribución las reportadas en la literatura mundial destacando, sin embargo, una alta proporción de trauma craneoencefálico de alta energía, una leve diferencia en la distribución ...

  19. Ulnar nerve sonography in leprosy neuropathy.

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    Wang, Zhu; Liu, Da-Yue; Lei, Yang-Yang; Yang, Zheng; Wang, Wei

    2016-01-01

    A 23-year-old woman presented with a half-year history of right forearm sensory and motor dysfunction. Ultrasound imaging revealed definite thickening of the right ulnar nerve trunk and inner epineurium, along with heterogeneous hypoechogenicity and unclear nerve fiber bundle. Color Doppler exhibited a rich blood supply, which was clearly different from the normal ulnar nerve presentation with a scarce blood supply. The patient subsequently underwent needle aspiration of the right ulnar nerve, and histopathological examination confirmed that granulomatous nodules had formed with a large number of infiltrating lymphocytes and a plurality of epithelioid cells in the fibrous connective tissues, with visible atypical foam cells and proliferous vascularization, consistent with leprosy. Our report will familiarize readers with the characteristic sonographic features of the ulnar nerve in leprosy, particularly because of the decreasing incidence of leprosy in recent years.

  20. Ulnar nerve entrapment by anconeus epitrochlearis ligament.

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    Tiong, William H C

    2012-01-01

    Ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow is the second most common upper limb entrapment neuropathy other than carpal tunnel syndrome. There have been many causes identified ranging from chronic aging joint changes to inflammatory conditions or systemic disorders. Among them, uncommon anatomical variants accounts for a small number of cases. Here, we report our experience in managing ulnar nerve entrapment caused by a rare vestigial structure, anconeus epitrochlearis ligament, and provide a brief review of the literature of its management.

  1. The Paley ulnarization of the carpus with ulnar shortening osteotomy for treatment of radial club hand

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    Paley Dror

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Recurrent deformity from centralization and radialization led to the development in 1999 of a new technique by the author called ulnarization. This method is performed through a volar approach in a vascular and physeal sparing fashion. It biomechanically balances the muscle forces on the wrist by dorsally transferring the flexor carpi ulnaris (FCU from a deforming to a corrective force. The previous problems of a prominent bump from the ulnar head and ulnar deviation instability were solved by acutely shortening the diaphysis and by temporarily fixing the station of the carpus to the ulnar head at the level of the scaphoid. This is the first report of this modified Paley ulnarization method, which the author considers a significant improvement over his original procedure.

  2. The Paley ulnarization of the carpus with ulnar shortening osteotomy for treatment of radial club hand

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    Paley, Dror

    2017-01-01

    Recurrent deformity from centralization and radialization led to the development in 1999 of a new technique by the author called ulnarization. This method is performed through a volar approach in a vascular and physeal sparing fashion. It biomechanically balances the muscle forces on the wrist by dorsally transferring the flexor carpi ulnaris (FCU) from a deforming to a corrective force. The previous problems of a prominent bump from the ulnar head and ulnar deviation instability were solved by acutely shortening the diaphysis and by temporarily fixing the station of the carpus to the ulnar head at the level of the scaphoid. This is the first report of this modified Paley ulnarization method, which the author considers a significant improvement over his original procedure. PMID:28120747

  3. Paralisia de prega vocal esquerda secundária à lesão do nervo laríngeo recorrente após cirurgia de ligadura do canal arterial: relato de caso Parálisis de pliegue vocal izquierdo secundario a la lesión del nervio laríngeo recurrente después de cirugía de ligadura del canal arterial: relato de caso Paralysis of the left vocal cord secondary to left recurrent nerve lesion following surgery for ligation of the arterial canal: case report

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    Marcius Vinícius M. Maranhão

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Embora as disfonias pós-operatórias sejam freqüentemente associadas a complicações da intubação e extubação traqueal, outras causas podem estar envolvidas, inclusive cirúrgicas. O objetivo deste artigo é relatar um caso de disfonia no pós-operatório tardio, decorrente de paralisia de prega vocal esquerda, devido à lesão do nervo laríngeo recorrente esquerdo, durante cirurgia de ligadura do canal arterial. RELATO DO CASO: Paciente do sexo feminino, 6 anos, estado físico ASA II, peso 18.800 g, submetida à cirurgia para ligadura do canal arterial. Recebeu como medicação pré anestésica, midazolam (0,8 mg.kg-1, 60 minutos antes da cirurgia. A indução e a manutenção da anestesia foram feitas com sevoflurano, alfentanil e pancurônio. A dissecção do canal arterial foi realizada com dificuldade. No 4º dia do pós-operatório apresentou disfonia persistente. A videolaringoscopia mostrou paralisia de prega vocal esquerda e pequena fenda paramediana. CONCLUSÕES: Pela sua íntima relação com o canal arterial, o nervo laríngeo recorrente esquerdo pode ser lesado, durante a cirurgia corretiva, principalmente quando existem dificuldades na dissecção e ligadura do canal arterial. Diferentemente das disfonias decorrentes da intubação e extubação traqueal, surgem mais tardiamente e permanecem por longos períodos, podendo inclusive serem irreversíveis.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: Aun cuando las disfonias pós-operatorias sean frecuentemente asociadas a complicaciones de la intubación y extubación traqueal, otras causas pueden estar envolvidas, incluso quirúrgicas. El objetivo de este artículo es relatar un caso de disfonía en el pós-operatorio tardío, decurrente de parálisis de pliegue vocal izquierdo, debido a lesión del nervio laríngeo recurrente izquierdo, durante cirugía de ligadura del canal arterial. RELATO DE CASO: Paciente del sexo femenino, 6 años, estado físico ASA II, peso 18

  4. Congenital Ulnar Drift in a Surgeon

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    Desirae McKee

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Windblown hand is a term used in many instances to describe ulnar deviations of the fingers with or without other malformations. In 1994 Wood reviewed all of the descriptions of cases of windblown hand and pointed out how many variants of congenital ulnar drift there are, suggesting that the many variations seen may all belong to a larger type of arthrogryposis. While the most common cause of ulnar deviation of the fingers is rheumatoid arthritis, it can also be caused by other conditions such as windblown hand or Jaccoud’s arthropathy. While most hand surgeons are familiar with presentations of congenital ulnar drift, few of them are knowledgeable about Jaccoud’s arthropathy as this is usually discussed within medical communities such as Rheumatology. We present a case of a surgeon who has had noticeable ulnar deviation of the digits at the level of the metacarpophalangeal joint since his early 20s. We propose that the current case is a demonstration of a type of windblown hand that has some hereditary component but is not immediately obvious at birth and presents physically more like Jaccoud’s arthropathy than traditional windblown hand.

  5. Ulnar Head Replacement and Related Biomechanics

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    Sauerbier, Michael; Arsalan-Werner, Annika; Enderle, Elena; Vetter, Miriam; Vonier, Daniel

    2013-01-01

    A stable distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) is mandatory for the function and load transmission in the wrist and forearm. Resectional salvage procedures such as the Darrach procedure, Bowers arthroplasty, and Sauvé-Kapandji procedure include the potential risk of radioulnar instability and impingement, which can lead to pain and weakness. Soft tissue stabilizing techniques have only limited success rates in solving these problems. In an attempt to stabilize the distal forearm mechanically following ulnar head resection, various endoprostheses have been developed to replace the ulnar head. The prostheses can be used for secondary treatment of failed ulnar head resection, but they can also achieve good results in the primary treatment of osteoarthritis of the DRUJ. Our experience consists of twenty-five patients (follow-up 30 months) with DRUJ osteoarthritis who were treated with an ulnar head prosthesis, with improvement in pain, range of motion, and grip strength. An ulnar head prosthesis should be considered as a treatment option for a painful DRUJ. PMID:24436786

  6. Ulnar tunnel syndrome with ultrasonographic nerve imaging.

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    Yalcin, Elif; Akyuz, Mufit; Unlu, Ece

    2015-01-01

    A 32-year-old man presented to our clinic complaining of numbness of the little finger and the ulnar aspect of the ring finger of his right hand. He complained about the weakness of grip strength and ulnar-sided pain. At the first glance, wasting of the first interossei muscle could be recognized. In his detailed examination, the medial half of the palmar aspect of the hand, including the hypothenar eminence, along with the palmar side of the fourth and fifth digits showed decreased sensation to light touch. Severe weakness of the abductor digiti minimi (ADM) was noted. No sensory loss was found in the dorsum of the hand, excluding the diagnosis of ulnar neuropathy at the elbow.

  7. Long-Term Outcome of Step-Cut Ulnar Shortening Osteotomy for Ulnar Impaction Syndrome.

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    Papatheodorou, Loukia K; Baratz, Mark E; Bougioukli, Sofia; Ruby, Tyler; Weiser, Robert W; Sotereanos, Dean G

    2016-11-02

    Extra-articular ulnar shortening osteotomy is a common procedure for the surgical treatment of ulnar impaction syndrome. Several techniques for this osteotomy have been developed to avoid the morbidity associated with a standard transverse osteotomy. However, these techniques require special instrumentation and are expensive. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcome of step-cut ulnar shortening osteotomy without special jigs for ulnar impaction syndrome. A retrospective study of 164 consecutive patients who underwent step-cut ulnar shortening osteotomy between 2000 and 2010 was performed. The long arm of the step-cut osteotomy was oriented in the coronal plane parallel to the long axis of the ulna. The short arms of the osteotomy were perpendicular to the long axis in the axial plane. Fixation was performed with a palmar 3.5-mm standard neutralization plate and a lag screw. The goal of the osteotomy was to reduce ulnar variance, which was assessed in all patients with pronated grip-view radiographs preoperatively and postoperatively. Preoperative ulnar variance ranged from +1 to +6 mm. All patients were followed for at least 24 months. Union of the osteotomy site was achieved at a mean of 8.2 weeks. The union rate was 98.8%. There were 2 cases of nonunion, which required additional surgery. The mean postoperative ulnar variance was +0.2 mm (range, -1 to +1.5 mm) after a mean overall ulnar shortening of 2.5 mm. All patients returned to their previous work, in a mean of 4 months. The plate was removed from 12 patients because of plate-related symptoms. No other complications were encountered. The step-cut ulnar shortening osteotomy provides ample bone-to-bone contact and simplifies control of rotation. Stable internal fixation with standard techniques allowed an early return to functional activities. Palmar placement of the plate diminishes the need for plate removal. This is a simple and less expensive technique for ulnar shortening that does not

  8. Palm to Finger Ulnar Sensory Nerve Conduction

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    Ulnar neuropathy at the wrist (UNW) is rare, and always challenging to localize. To increase the sensitivity and specificity of the diagnosis of UNW many authors advocate the stimulation of the ulnar nerve (UN) in the segment of the wrist and palm. The focus of this paper is to present a modified and simplified technique of sensory nerve conduction (SNC) of the UN in the wrist and palm segments and demonstrate the validity of this technique in the study of five cases of type III UNW. The SNC ...

  9. [Ulnar neuropathy in a poultry worker].

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    Svendsen, Susanne Wulff; Juhl, Anne Haase

    2008-09-29

    Three months after he was employed as a poultry worker, a 48-year-old man developed involuntary jerks of his right first, fourth, and fifth fingers, paraesthesiae, weakness, and eventually wasting of the first dorsal interosseous muscle. His job entailed repetitive lifting of boxes weighing 10-25 kg with flexion of the elbow, pronation of the forearm, and ulnar deviation of the wrist. A nerve conduction study indicated ulnar neuropathy just distal to the elbow. Surgery at this level alleviated the symptoms, but shortly after his return to work, he changed jobs because of aggravation.

  10. Clinical features and electrodiagnosis of ulnar neuropathies.

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    Landau, Mark E; Campbell, William W

    2013-02-01

    In this review, we delineate clinical, electrodiagnostic, and radiographic features of ulnar mononeuropathies. Ulnar neuropathy at the elbow (UNE) is most commonly due to lesions at the level of the retroepicondylar groove (RTC), with approximately 25% at the humeroulnar arcade (HUA). The term 'cubital tunnel syndrome' should be reserved for the latter. The diagnostic accuracy of nerve conduction studies is limited by biological (e.g. low elbow temperature) and technical factors. Across-elbow distance measurements greater than 10 cm improve diagnostic specificity at the expense of decreased sensitivity. Short-segment incremental studies can differentiate lesions at the HUA from those at the RTC.

  11. Papel da videoendoscopia da laringe no diagnóstico de lesão do nervo laríngeo recorrente na abordagem cervical anterior Papel de la videoendoscopía de laringe en el diagnóstico de lesión del nervio laríngeo recurrente en el abordaje cervical por vía anterior The importance of larynx videoendoscopy in diagnosis of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury after anterior approach

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    Alexandre Coutinho Borba

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: o reconhecimento da lesão do nervo laríngeo recorrente (NLR após tratamento cirúrgico de hérnia discal cervical via anterior é importante na evolução clínica do paciente e, em especial, nos casos de reintervenção. O real papel da videoendoscopia da laringe (VEL de rotina no pós-operatório não tem sido completamente estudado. OBJETIVO: identificar a prevalência de lesões do NLR em pacientes sintomáticos ou não através da VEL após cirurgia de hérnia cervical via anterior. MÉTODOS: no período de Junho de 2009 a Julho de 2010 selecionamos 30 pacientes submetidos a tratamento cirúrgico de hérnia discal no Hospital São Lucas da PUC-RS. Realizou-se avaliação por VEL no pré-operatório e no décimo dia após a cirurgia. Pacientes que apresentaram um resultado anormal da VEL foram considerados com lesão do NLR e foram reavaliados mensalmente até a recuperação espontânea, ou no período máximo de seis meses, quando a lesão foi considerada definitiva. RESULTADOS: encontramos evidência de lesão do NLR em 3/30 (10% dos pacientes, sendo que todos se apresentavam assintomáticos no momento do exame. Dentre as lesões, 2/30 (66,6% ocorreram após abordagem cirúrgica pelo lado direito e 1/30 (33,3% pelo lado esquerdo. Não encontramos nenhuma lesão definitiva, sendo o período máximo de recuperação de 120 dias. CONCLUSÃO: a avaliação por VEL no período pós-operatório pode ser útil para diagnosticar lesões do NLR, principalmente em pacientes assintomáticos. A falta de suspeita clínica não exclui a possibilidade de lesão do LNR.INTRODUCCIÓN: el reconocimiento de la lesión del nervio laríngeo recurrente (NLR después del tratamiento quirúrgico de hernia de disco cervical por la vía anterior es importante en la evolución clínica del paciente y, principalmente, en los casos de reintervención. El real papel de la videoendoscopía de laringe (VEL de rutina en el postoperatorio no ha sido

  12. Los títulos de créditos en el cine de Pedro Almodóvar: Un caso ejemplar: Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios

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    Jean-Pierre Castellani

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Bien es conocida la voluntad permanente en en un director como Pedro Almodóvar de utilizar lo más posible las posibilidades específicas del lenguaje cinematográfico y de trabajar todos los segmentos del discurso del cine. Por eso, desde sus primeras películas, Almodóvar ha cuidado mucho los dos umbrales del relato filmico que son los títulos de créditos de principio y de final. Uno de los ejemplos más significativos al particular es el de Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios que nos proponemos estudiar detenidamente al mismo tiempo que nos servirá como representación del mensaje esencial de la película._____________________ABSTRACT:We know that Almodovar is a director who thrives at using all the specific means put at his disposal by the cinematic language. That is why, ever since the first movies he directed; Almodovar has paid particular care at the beginning and the ending of the movie, creating crafted opening and closing credits. We find one of the most significative examples in Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios that we propose to study now as well as extracting its key messages.

  13. Anestesia venosa total em infusão alvo-controlada associada a bloqueio do nervo femoral para meniscectomia do joelho por acesso artroscópico Anestesia venosa total en infusión objeto-controlada asociada al bloqueo del nervio femoral para meniscectomía de la rodilla por acceso artroscópico Target-controlled total intravenous anesthesia associated with femoral nerve block for arthroscopic knee meniscectomy

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    Fernando Squeff Nora

    2009-04-01

    procedimientos que anteriormente se asociaban a un extenso período de ingreso. Este trabajo presenta una técnica de anestesia general venosa total con propofol y remifentanil combinada con el bloqueo del nervio femoral por acceso perivascular inguinal. MÉTODO: Se incluyeron 90 pacientes sometidos a artroscopia de la rodilla para meniscectomías. La inducción anestésica se hizo con propofol en infusión objeto controlada (IAC (objetivo = 4 µg.mL-1 y con remifentanil en IAC (objeto = 3 ng.mL-1. Las alteraciones de las concentraciones de propofol y remifentanil eran realizadas de acuerdo con la electroencefalografía bispectral (BIS y la presión arterial promedio (PAM. La ventilación era mecánica y controlada a volumen; la vía aérea se mantenía con máscara laríngea. Los valores de las concentraciones en el local efector de propofol y remifentanil se obtenían a través de los modelos farmacocinéticos de los fármacos, insertados en las bombas de IAC y correspondieron a las concentraciones predictibles. El local efector se refiere al local de acción de los fármacos. El tiempo de alta comprendió el espacio de tiempo entre la llegada del paciente a la sala de recuperación hasta el momento del alta. RESULTADOS: Las concentraciones promedios en el local efector (ng.mL-1, máximas y mínimas de remifentanil fueron de 3,5 y 2,4 respectivamente. Las concentraciones promedios en el local efector (µg.mL-1, máximas y mínimas de propofol, fueron respectivamente de 3,1 y 2,6. El caudal promedio de infusión de propofol y de remifentanil fue de 8,54 mg.kg-1.h-1 y de 0,12 µg.kg-1.min-1, respectivamente. Los tiempos de alta fueron como promedio de 180 min. CONCLUSIONES: Todos los pacientes se mantuvieron dentro de los parámetros establecidos.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The increased popularity of minimally invasive surgical techniques reduced recovery time of procedures that were usually associated with prolonged hospitalization. This study reports the technique of total

  14. Late ulnar paralysis. Study of seventeen cases.

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    Mansat, M; Bonnevialle, P; Fine, X; Guiraud, B; Testut, M F

    1983-01-01

    Seventeen cases of late ulnar paralysis treated by neurolysis-transposition are reported. The clinical characteristics of these paralysis are emphasized. A very prolonged symptom free interval, a rapid onset and a severe involvement. The ulnar transposition was most often done subcutaneously. Cubitus valgus and definite nerve compression proximal to the arcade of the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle are almost always present. The results as regards the neuropathy are notable: no patient is completely cured and only half are improved. An anatomical study of the nerve path shows the essential role, in the compression of the nerve, of the muscular arcade of the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle which acts in a way similar to the bridge of a violin. Hence, opening it longitudinally is the principal procedure of the neurolysis. This should be routine before the first signs of neuropathy occur in an elbow whose axis is out of alignment as a sequela of a childhood injury.

  15. Stabilized subcutaneous transposition of the ulnar nerve

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    We treated 50 patients (average age 47.9 years) with a stabilized subcutaneous transposition of the ulnar nerve. The average follow-up period was 42.4 months. The indication was cubital tunnel syndrome in 19 patients and injuries around the elbow in 31 patients. Postoperatively, satisfactory results were obtained in all the patients, and there was no complication or aggravation of the preoperative symptoms. None of the patients experienced slipping back of the nerve to the cubital tunnel. In ...

  16. El tratamiento artroscópico de las roturas del manguito rotador. Análisis de resultados

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    Gutiérrez Aramberri, Mikel Igor Carlos

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    Descripció del recurs: el 01 setembre 2012 Introducción: En el tratamiento artroscópico de las roturas del manguito rotador, hay gran variedad de tipos de rotura. Hace unos años describieron la afectación concomitante del nervio supraescapular sin que exista evidencia aún de que, presente una rotura del manguito rotador, haya que realizar una descompresión del nervio supraescapular para que se normalice la función de todo el manguito rotador tras la reparación artroscópica. El presente est...

  17. La anatomia del cuerpo humano: exposicion temporal

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    Antommarchi, Francesco

    2013-01-01

    El cuerpo humano representado en la obra de Paolo Mascagni y posteriormente en la de Antommarchi, plasma en detalle la totalidad de los órganos del cuerpo como el anatomista los podía ver en un cadáver: desde la capa superficial subyacente a los tegumentos comunes, hasta el esqueleto; la red subcutánea formada por los nervios y los vasos sanguíneos superficiales, todos los planos musculares con los nervios, los vasos sanguíneos y los vasos linfáticos; en fin, los órganos que componen las tres...

  18. Ulnar neuropathy at Guyon's canal: electrophysiological and surgical findings.

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    Papathanasiou, E S; Loizides, A; Panayiotou, P; Papacostas, S S; Kleopa, K A

    2005-03-01

    Published correlations between electrophysiological and surgical findings are relatively rare in cases of ulnar nerve compression at the wrist, compared to the more common compression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow. We describe a patient who presented with clinical and electrodiagnostic findings of a pure motor ulnar neuropathy involving the territory of the deep branch. Surgical exploration revealed that a ganglion cyst caused compression of the deep ulnar motor branch at Guyon's canal. This case illustrates the usefulness of electrodiagnostic studies in the localization of nerve entrapment prior to surgery.

  19. Abnormal ulnar nerve anatomy in the distal forearm pre-disposes to post-traumatic ulnar neuritis at the wrist.

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    Yeo, C J; Little, C P; Deshmukh, S C

    2005-01-01

    Anatomical variations of the ulnar nerve have been described at the level of the elbow and in Guyon's canal, while the path in the forearm has always been assumed to be constant. We present a case of compressive ulnar neuropathy at the wrist pre-disposed by a presumed congenital variation of the path of the ulnar nerve at the level of the wrist which improved following surgical release of the constriction caused as a result of it.

  20. MORPHOLOGY OF ULNAR NERVE IN AXILLA & ARM & ITS VARIATIONS

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    Vijay Kumar S

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The ulnar nerve arises from the medial cord (C8, T1; medial cord also receives fibres from the ventral ramus of C7. Lesions of the ulnar nerve occur behind the medial epicondyle & in the cubital tunnel. When muscles are affected due to ulnar nerve dysfunction, there is ulnar neuropathy at the shoulder, arm & elbow. The study was done on 50 embalmed human cadavers (25 right & 25 left of both sexes of South Indian adult population obtained from the Department of Anatomy, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore. Variations in the ulnar nerve in its presence, origin, relations, distribution & communications were observed. Ulnar nerve was present in all 50 upper limb specimens (100%. Ulnar nerve originated from the medial cord of the brachial plexus in 49 cases (98%. In 1 case (2%, the ulnar nerve received C7 fibers from lateral cord i.e. the lateral root of the median nerve and then later fused with the median root of the median nerve. In 49 specimens (98% ulnar nerve took origin from the tip of the acromion processes. In 1 case (2% it took origin from distal to the tip of the acromion process. 49 specimens (98% showed the normal course, i.e. medial to axillary & brachial artery. 1 case (2% showed ulnar nerve present anterior to the third part of the axillary artery and brachial artery. In the midarm it passed medially as a normal course, then runs distally through the cubital tunnel. The awareness of these variations along the normal pattern are helpful for the interventional radiologists, orthopaedicians and neurologists in preventing untoward iatrogenic injury to the ulnar nerve during radiological procedures or operating on fractured patients or diagnostic therapy.

  1. Neuropatía compresiva del ciático secundaria a lipoma de muslo: Caso clínico

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    A.F. Pineda-Restrepo; M.P. Casteleiro-Roca; B. López-Obregón

    2014-01-01

    La neuropatía compresiva del nervio ciático es una patología poco frecuente, atribuible a diferentes etiologías. Una causa poco habitual es la compresión extrínseca por tumores de tejidos blandos, como puede ser un lipoma. Presentamos un caso de neuropatía compresiva del nervio ciático a causa de un lipoma en la cara posterior del muslo. Ante la presencia de clínica compresiva del nervio ciático es importante realizar una adecuada evaluación clínica del paciente, así como las pruebas compleme...

  2. Lesiones altas del plexo braquial. Reconstrucción con técnicas combinadas de neurotización e injertos nerviosos

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    Enrique Vergara-Amador

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes. Las lesiones altas del plexo braquial son reconstruidas con neurotización e injerto nervioso. El nervio espinal accesorio, la raíz C7, las ramas del tríceps y los nervios mediano y cubital son los más usados para transferencias. Objetivo. Mostrar la experiencia con neurotización de la rama inferior del nervio espinal accesorio (NEA al nervio supraescapular (NSE, transferencia nerviosa de fascículos del nervio cubital o del mediano y, en ocasiones, injertos nerviosos hacia el nervio musculocutáneo y al tronco posterior, y reconstrucción del nervio axilar en algunos casos. Materiales y métodos. Se revisan 42 pacientes con lesiones altas de plexo braquial, operados mediante combinación de neurotización e injertos nerviosos. Se hizo un seguimiento mínimo de 15 meses. Resultados. Las lesiones de 40 pacientes fueron producidas por accidente en moto. En 22 solo se transfirió el NSE con el NEA; con esto, se recuperó abducción de hombro de 33º. A 8 pacientes se les combinó con reparación del axilar; mejorando la abducción a 81º. En 30 pacientes con neurotización del nervio cubital o mediano para el bíceps, se obtuvo respuesta a los 3 o 4 meses. Al final, la flexión del codo era de 116º y M4. Conclusión. Los mejores resultados en hombro fueron con la combinación de NSE y del nervio axilar; con esta, se logró 81º de abducción. La rotación externa mejoró en 28,5% de los pacientes, con respuesta tardía. Mientras que la neurotización del bíceps con fascículos del cubital consiguió una flexión de 116º, muy comparable con otras series. Hoy esta técnica es el gold estandard para la reconstrucción de flexión del codo.

  3. PICTORIAL ESSAY Ultrasound diagnosis of ulnar nerve dislocation ...

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    SA JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY • June 2012 65. PICTORIAL ESSAY ... of this entity when dealing with medial elbow pain and/or ulnar neuropathy. Though ... Plain films were normal. An US ... After extension, the ulnar nerve and triceps were noted to revert back to their respective ... Nerve conduction studies were positive for ...

  4. Therapeutic Management of Hypothenar Hammer Syndrome Causing Ulnar Nerve Entrapment

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    Emanuele Cigna

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. The hypothenar hammer syndrome is a rare traumatic vascular disease of the hand. Method and Materials. We report the case of a 43-years-old man with a painful tumefaction of the left hypothenar region. The ulnar artery appeared thrombosed clinically and radiologically. The patient underwent surgery to resolve the ulnar nerve compression and revascularise the artery. Results. The symptoms disappeared immediately after surgery. The arterial flow was reestablished. Postoperatively on day 20, a new thrombosis of the ulnar artery occurred. Conclusion. Hypothenar hammer syndrome is caused by repetitive trauma to the heel of the hand. The alterations of the vessel due to its chronic inflammation caused an acute compression of the ulnar nerve at the Guyon's canal and, in our case, do not allow a permanent revascularisation of the ulnar artery.

  5. Ulnar drift in rheumatoid arthritis: a review of biomechanical etiology.

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    Morco, Stephanie; Bowden, Anton

    2015-02-26

    The objective of this article is to summarize current understanding of biomechanical factors that cause ulnar drift in the hands of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. This was done through literature review of published articles on the mechanical etiology of ulnar drift. There are several theories regarding the cause of ulnar drift, however conclusive evidence is still lacking. Current mechanical factors that are postulated to play a role include: failure of the collateral ligaments, intra-articular pressure changes, degenerative changes in the carpal and metacarpal anatomy, muscle hypoxia induced changes in wrist tension, and exacerbating activities of daily living. Although current theories regarding ulnar drift almost universally include an at least partially mechanical rationale, the causes may be multifactorial. Significantly more research is needed to elucidate the relative importance of mechanical factors leading to significant ulnar drift concurrent with advanced rheumatoid arthritis.

  6. Palm to finger ulnar sensory nerve conduction

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    Eduardo Davidowich

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Ulnar neuropathy at the wrist (UNW is rare, and always challenging to localize. To increase the sensitivity and specificity of the diagnosis of UNW many authors advocate the stimulation of the ulnar nerve (UN in the segment of the wrist and palm. The focus of this paper is to present a modified and simplified technique of sensory nerve conduction (SNC of the UN in the wrist and palm segments and demonstrate the validity of this technique in the study of five cases of type III UNW. The SNC of UN was performed antidromically with fifth finger ring recording electrodes. The UN was stimulated 14 cm proximal to the active electrode (the standard way and 7 cm proximal to the active electrode. The normal data from amplitude and conduction velocity (CV ratios between the palm to finger and wrist to finger segments were obtained. Normal amplitude ratio was 1.4 to 0.76. Normal CV ratio was 0.8 to 1.23.We found evidences of abnormal SNAP amplitude ratio or substantial slowing of UN sensory fibers across the wrist in 5 of the 5 patients with electrophysiological-definite type III UNW.

  7. Palm to Finger Ulnar Sensory Nerve Conduction.

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    Davidowich, Eduardo; Nascimento, Osvaldo J M; Orsini, Marco; Pupe, Camila; Pessoa, Bruno; Bittar, Caroline; Pires, Karina Lebeis; Bruno, Carlos; Coutinho, Bruno Mattos; de Souza, Olivia Gameiro; Ribeiro, Pedro; Velasques, Bruna; Bittencourt, Juliana; Teixeira, Silmar; Bastos, Victor Hugo

    2015-12-29

    Ulnar neuropathy at the wrist (UNW) is rare, and always challenging to localize. To increase the sensitivity and specificity of the diagnosis of UNW many authors advocate the stimulation of the ulnar nerve (UN) in the segment of the wrist and palm. The focus of this paper is to present a modified and simplified technique of sensory nerve conduction (SNC) of the UN in the wrist and palm segments and demonstrate the validity of this technique in the study of five cases of type III UNW. The SNC of UN was performed antidromically with fifth finger ring recording electrodes. The UN was stimulated 14 cm proximal to the active electrode (the standard way) and 7 cm proximal to the active electrode. The normal data from amplitude and conduction velocity (CV) ratios between the palm to finger and wrist to finger segments were obtained. Normal amplitude ratio was 1.4 to 0.76. Normal CV ratio was 0.8 to 1.23.We found evidences of abnormal SNAP amplitude ratio or substantial slowing of UN sensory fibers across the wrist in 5 of the 5 patients with electrophysiological-definite type III UNW.

  8. Aspectos farmacocinéticos y farmacodinámicos de la administración de bupivacaína y ropivacaína en el plexo lumbar y nervio ciático en cirugía ortopédica y traumática

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    Nicolas Pico, Jorge

    2010-01-01

    INTRODUCCIÓN Los anestésicos locales (AL) son empleados en las técnicas de anestesia locoregional por su capacidad de bloquear la conducción de impulsos nerviosos, de modo que la función sensitiva o motora de las fibras nerviosas queda inhibida transitoriamente. Estas técnicas locoregionales pueden utilizarse como técnica única o en combinación con anestesia general. El bloqueo combinado del plexo lumbar (PL) y del nervio ciático (NC) para cirugía ortotraumática de miembros inferio...

  9. Síndrome del Túnel del Carpo. Correlación clínica y neurofisiológica

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    Roberto Portillo; María Luisa Salazar; Marco Antonio Huertas

    2004-01-01

    Objetivo: Investigar las características clínicas y neurofisiológicas del síndrome del túnel del carpo (STC). Material y Métodos: Se realizó una correlación clínico-electrofisiológica de 381 manos en 308 pacientes del servicio de Neurofisiología del Hospital Nacional Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen (electromiografía del abductor corto del pulgar, velocidad de conducción nerviosa: motora y sensitiva del nervio mediano, conducción nerviosa a nivel del carpo), durante 4 años. Resultados: El 81% de l...

  10. Ulnar nerve entrapment at wrist associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.

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    Gozke, E; Dortcan, N; Kocer, A; Cetinkaya, M; Akyuz, G; Us, O

    2003-11-01

    In this study, ulnar nerve entrapments at the wrist were investigated using nerve conduction studies in cases with established diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Cases with cervical radiculopathy and polyneuropathy as well as patients with ulnar nerve entrapment at elbow were excluded from the study. Fifty-three cases (46 females, seven males) whose ages ranged between 20 and 72 years (mean: 49.31 +/- 13.78) were evaluated. Among 53 cases, 12 (22.6%) bilateral and 41 (77.3%) unilateral CTS were detected. Totally 65 wrists evaluated and prolongation of median nerve wrist-3rd digit distal sensory latencies (DSL; N: 59; 90.7%) and wrist-abductor pollicis brevis distal motor latencies (N: 48; 73.8%) were seen. In six wrists, diagnoses were established with the detection of an increase in the differences between wrist-4th digit DSL of median and ulnar nerve. This test was used if other test results were in normal limits. Prolongation of ulnar nerve wrist-5th digit DSL were found in 12 wrists (18.4%) in cases with CTS. Among these 12 wrists mild (N: 2), moderate (N: 7) and severe (N: 3) CTS were detected. Ulnar nerve motor conduction studies provided normal results. In conclusion, we are in the opinion that for the detection of associated ulnar nerve wrist entrapments, ulnar nerve conduction studies paying special attention to DSL convey importance in established cases with CTS.

  11. Origin of ulnar compound muscle action potential investigated in patients with ulnar neuropathy at the wrist.

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    Higashihara, Mana; Sonoo, Masahiro; Imafuku, Ichiro; Ugawa, Yoshikazu; Tsuji, Shoji

    2010-05-01

    The compound muscle action potential from the abductor digiti minimi muscle is bi-lobed, and its second peak is formed by far-field potentials (FFPs). We investigated their origin in two patients with ulnar neuropathy at the wrist that spared the hypothenar muscles. FFPs were lost or distorted, which indicated that the deep motor branch-innervated muscles, such as the interossei, mainly contributed to the FFPs, especially to their initial N1 and steep following P1 components.

  12. Compresiones neurovasculares de la fosa craneal posterior en la neuralgia del trigémino. Estudio anatomoclínico

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    Ruiz Juretschke, Fernando

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    La neuralgia del trigémino (NT) es un síndrome doloroso facial caracterizado por un dolor neuropático paroxístico irradiado al territorio sensitivo del nervio trigémino. A lo largo de las últimas décadas la creciente evidencia experimental y clínica ha contribuido a establecer la teoría de una compresión neurovascular (CNV) del nervio trigémino como causa fundamental de este trastorno. Esta teoría apoya el tratamiento quirúrgico de la NT mediante una descompresión microvascular (DMV). Actualm...

  13. Ulnar nerve paralysis after forearm bone fracture.

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    Schwartsmann, Carlos Roberto; Ruschel, Paulo Henrique; Huyer, Rodrigo Guimarães

    2016-01-01

    Paralysis or nerve injury associated with fractures of forearm bones fracture is rare and is more common in exposed fractures with large soft-tissue injuries. Ulnar nerve paralysis is a rare condition associated with closed fractures of the forearm. In most cases, the cause of paralysis is nerve contusion, which evolves with neuropraxia. However, nerve lacerations and entrapment at the fracture site always need to be borne in mind. This becomes more important when neuropraxia appears or worsens after reduction of a closed fracture of the forearm has been completed. The importance of diagnosing this injury and differentiating its features lies in the fact that, depending on the type of lesion, different types of management will be chosen.

  14. Ulnar nerve paralysis after forearm bone fracture

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    Carlos Roberto Schwartsmann

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Paralysis or nerve injury associated with fractures of forearm bones fracture is rare and is more common in exposed fractures with large soft-tissue injuries. Ulnar nerve paralysis is a rare condition associated with closed fractures of the forearm. In most cases, the cause of paralysis is nerve contusion, which evolves with neuropraxia. However, nerve lacerations and entrapment at the fracture site always need to be borne in mind. This becomes more important when neuropraxia appears or worsens after reduction of a closed fracture of the forearm has been completed. The importance of diagnosing this injury and differentiating its features lies in the fact that, depending on the type of lesion, different types of management will be chosen.

  15. Ulnar-sided wrist pain. II. Clinical imaging and treatment

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    Watanabe, Atsuya; Souza, Felipe [Brigham and Women' s Hospital, Department of Radiology, Boston, MA (United States); Vezeridis, Peter S.; Blazar, Philip [Brigham and Women' s Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston, MA (United States); Yoshioka, Hiroshi [Brigham and Women' s Hospital, Department of Radiology, Boston, MA (United States); University of California-Irvine, Department of Radiological Sciences, Irvine, CA (United States); UC Irvine Medical Center, Department of Radiological Sciences, Orange, CA (United States)

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    Pain at the ulnar aspect of the wrist is a diagnostic challenge for hand surgeons and radiologists due to the small and complex anatomical structures involved. In this article, imaging modalities including radiography, arthrography, ultrasound (US), computed tomography (CT), CT arthrography, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, and MR arthrography are compared with regard to differential diagnosis. Clinical imaging findings are reviewed for a more comprehensive understanding of this disorder. Treatments for the common diseases that cause the ulnar-sided wrist pain including extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU) tendonitis, flexor carpi ulnaris (FCU) tendonitis, pisotriquetral arthritis, triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) lesions, ulnar impaction, lunotriquetral (LT) instability, and distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) instability are reviewed. (orig.)

  16. Acute Compartment Syndrome in the Forearm with Trans-Ulnar Single Incision.

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    Suzuki, Taku; Inaba, Naoto; Sato, Kazuki

    2016-02-01

    We report a case of ulnar nerve palsy caused by diaphyseal fractures of the forearm and acute compartment syndrome. Trans-ulnar single incision with a fasciotomy of the volar and dorsal compartments was used to fix the ulna. Full recovery of the ulnar nerve was achieved six months after the surgery. In cases of acute compartment syndrome with ulnar fracture, a trans-ulnar incision with compartment release is effective for the fixation of the ulna.

  17. ulnar nerve contribution in the innervation of the triceps brachii ...

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    Dec 12, 2016 ... The ulnar nerve is considered the thickest terminal branch of the medial cord in the brachial plexus ... quantified, measured with manual mechanical .... Handlebar palsy — a compression syndrome of the deep terminal.

  18. Ulnar nerve entrapment in Guyon's canal due to a lipoma.

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    Ozdemir, O; Calisaneller, T; Gerilmez, A; Gulsen, S; Altinors, N

    2010-09-01

    Guyon's canal syndrome is an ulnar nerve entrapment at the wrist or palm that can cause motor, sensory or combined motor and sensory loss due to various factors . In this report, we presented a 66-year-old man admitted to our clinic with a history of intermittent pain in the left palm and numbness in 4th and 5th finger for two years. His neurological examination revealed a sensory impairment in the right fifth finger. Also, physical examination displayed a subcutaneous mobile soft tissue in ulnar side of the wrist. Electromyographic examination confirmed the diagnosis of type-1 Guyon's canal syndrome. Under axillary blockage, a lipoma compressing the ulnar nerve was excised totally and ulnar nerve was decompressed. The symptoms were improved after the surgery and patient was symptom free on 3rd postoperative week.

  19. Therapeutic Management of Hypothenar Hammer Syndrome Causing Ulnar Nerve Entrapment

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    Introduction. The hypothenar hammer syndrome is a rare traumatic vascular disease of the hand. Method and Materials. We report the case of a 43-years-old man with a painful tumefaction of the left hypothenar region. The ulnar artery appeared thrombosed clinically and radiologically. The patient underwent surgery to resolve the ulnar nerve compression and revascularise the artery. Results. The symptoms disappeared immediately after surgery. The arterial flow was reestablished. Postoperatively ...

  20. Electrophysiological evaluation of ulnar nerve in carpal tunnel syndrome

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    2014-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the impairment of ulnar nerve and its relationship with sensory symptoms in the ulnar territory in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome(CTS)through electrophysiological approach.Methods We retrospectively reviewed 55 cases with CTS admitted in our hospital from January 2012 to February 2013.Patients with CTS were graded as mild-moderate(35 cases)andsevere(20 cases)according to Stevens standard and were divided into symptomatic and non-symptomatic group according

  1. Multilocular True Ulnar Artery Aneurysm in a Pediatric Patient

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    Stalder, Mark W.; Sanders, Christopher; Lago, Mary; Hilaire, Hugo St.

    2016-01-01

    Summary: Ulnar artery aneurysms are an exceedingly rare entity in the pediatric population and have no consistent etiologic mechanism. We present the case of a 15-year-old male with a multilocular ulnar artery aneurysm in the setting of no antecedent history of trauma, no identifiable connective tissue disorders, and no other apparent etiological factors. Furthermore, the patient’s arterial palmar arch system was absent. The aneurysm was resected, and arterial reconstruction was successfully ...

  2. Neurinoma del plexo braquial simulando metastasis de adenocarcinoma de mama Schwannoma of the brachial plexus resembling a breast adenocarcinoma metastasis

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    Gregorio Rodríguez Boto

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Los neurinomas del plexo braquial son tumores infrecuentes que pueden confundirse con otras lesiones de índole tumoral. Se presenta el caso de una mujer de 40 años, tratada previamente de un adenocarcinoma de mama derecha en el pasado, que en el estudio de extensión realizado 5 años después se detectó una lesión localizada en el plexo braquial derecho. La paciente se encontraba asintomática. El diagnóstico radiológico de presunción fue metástasis de adenocarcinoma mamario. Se realizó un abordaje axilar derecho descubriendo una lesión bien delimitada en el plexo braquial. Con ayuda de la monitorización neurofisiológica intraoperatoria, se observó que la lesión dependía de la rama cubital y se pudo realizar una resección completa preservando la función de dicho nervio. El estudio anatomopatológico confirmó que se trataba de un neurinoma, descartando así la existencia de metástasis. La evolución postoperatoria fue satisfactoria. Seis años después de la intervención no existe recidiva tumoral. En nuestro conocimiento este es el primer caso publicado en la literatura de un neurinoma del plexo braquial dependiente de la rama cubital. La monitorización neurofisiológica intraoperatoria resulta fundamental para abordar este tipo de lesiones con baja morbilidad.Schwa nomas originating from the brachial plexus, although rare, may be mistaken for another type of tumour. A 40 year-old woman, who had been treated years earlier for a breast adenocarcinoma, showed in the 5-year follow-up magnetic resonance examination a localized lesion in the right brachial plexus. The presumptive radiological diagnosis was a metastasis from the primary adenocarcinoma. Following surgical access via the right axilla, a well-circumscribed mass in the brachial plexus was detected. Under intraoperative electrophysiological guidance, the lesion was observed to depend on the ulnar nerve and its complete resection was possible without compromising nerve

  3. Ulnar Shortening Osteotomy After Distal Radius Fracture Malunion: Review of Literature

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    Barbaric, Katarina; Rujevcan, Gordan; Labas, Marko; Delimar, Domagoj; Bicanic, Goran

    2015-01-01

    Malunion of distal radius fracture is often complicated with shortening of the radius with disturbed radio- ulnar variance, frequently associated with lesions of triangular fibrocartilage complex and instability of the distal radioulnar joint. Positive ulnar variance may result in wrist pain located in ulnar part of the joint, limited ulnar deviation and forearm rotation with development of degenerative changes due to the overloading that occurs between the ulnar head and corresponding carpus. Ulnar shortening osteotomy (USO) is the standard procedure for correcting positive ulnar variance. Goal of this procedure is to minimize the symptoms by restoring the neutral radio - ulnar variance. In this paper we present a variety of surgical techniques available for ulnar shorthening osteotomy, their advantages and drawbacks. Methods of ulnar shortening osteotomies are divided into intraarticular and extraarticular. Intraarticular method of ulnar shortening can be performed arthroscopically or through open approach. Extraarticular methods include subcapital osteotomy and osteotomy of ulnar diaphysis, which depending on shape can be transverse, oblique, and step cut. All of those osteotomies can be performed along wrist arthroscopy in order to dispose and treat possibly existing triangular fibrocartilage complex injuries. At the end we described surgical procedures that can be done in case of ulnar shorthening osteotomy failure. PMID:26157524

  4. Efectividad de la movilización neuromeníngea frente a la efectividad del ejercicio terapéutico en pacientes con lumbociática crónica.

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    La lumbociática crónica es una afectación de las raíces L4-L5, L5-S1 del nervio ciático cuyas manifestaciones clínicas: dolor, alteraciones sensitivas, motoras y de reflejos, se mantienen durante tres o más meses; es una patología que afecta al 40% de la población en países desarrollados y causa frecuente de absentismo laboral. El objetivo principal del estudio piloto aleatorizado controlado a simple ciego, es comparar la efectividad de la Movilización Neuromeníngea del nervio ...

  5. Efectividad de la movilización neuromeníngea frente a la efectividad del ejercicio terapéutico en pacientes con lumbociática crónica.

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    Val Sánchez, Natalia del

    2010-01-01

    La lumbociática crónica es una afectación de las raíces L4-L5, L5-S1 del nervio ciático cuyas manifestaciones clínicas: dolor, alteraciones sensitivas, motoras y de reflejos, se mantienen durante tres o más meses; es una patología que afecta al 40% de la población en países desarrollados y causa frecuente de absentismo laboral. El objetivo principal del estudio piloto aleatorizado controlado a simple ciego, es comparar la efectividad de la Movilización Neuromeníngea del nervio ...

  6. Hallazgos radiológicos en la evaluación prequirúrgica de la exodoncia del tercer molar inferior: estudio comparativo entre la radiografía panorámica y el CBCT

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    Sanz Alonso, Javier

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    Introducción La evaluación prequirúrgica de la exodoncia del tercer molar inferior se basa fundamentalmente en la radiografía panorámica. Únicamente en aquellos casos en los que se aprecian en ella signos de relación con el nervio dentario inferior se acude a un estudio adicional como el CBCT para clarificar dicha relación. Objetivos 1º.- Determinar la posición y situación del tercer molar que con mayor frecuencia se han encontrado. 2º.- Valorar la posición del nervio dentario inferior respec...

  7. Effect of body mass index on ulnar nerve conduction velocity, ulnar neuropathy at the elbow, and carpal tunnel syndrome.

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    Landau, Mark E; Barner, Kristen C; Campbell, William W

    2005-09-01

    Both high and low body mass index (BMI) have been reported as risk factors for ulnar neuropathy at the elbow (UNE), and a high BMI as a risk factor for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). To determine whether the extremes of BMI are risk factors for UNE or CTS, and whether BMI affects calculation of median and ulnar motor nerve conduction velocity (NCV), we retrospectively analyzed the electrodiagnostic records of control patients, UNE patients, and CTS patients. The BMI was calculated for 50 patients with a sole diagnosis of UNE and compared to the BMI of 50 patients with CTS and 50 control subjects. The mean BMIs were 25.9 +/- 4.4, 30.1 +/- 5.5, and 28.3 +/- 5.6 for the UNE, CTS, and controls, respectively. By one-way analysis of variance, the difference in BMI between the UNE patients and the normal patients was significant (P ulnar motor NCV across the elbow but not with forearm NCV. Across-elbow (AE) ulnar motor NCV may be falsely increased in patients with a high BMI, probably due to distance measurement factors. Not only do relatively slender individuals have comparatively slower AE ulnar NCVs, they are also at increased risk for developing UNE. Patients with a high BMI are at increased risk for CTS.

  8. Reconstruction of hand contracture by reverse ulnar perforator flap

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    Cengiz Eser

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Hand burn scar contractures affect patients in aesthetic and functional aspects. After releasing these scars, the defects should be repaired. The reconstruction methods include primary suturation, Z plasty, skin grafting, local or free flaps, etc. All methods have their own advantages and disadvantages. One of the most useful flaps is the reverse ulnar perforator flap. We performed a two-staged procedure for repairing a post-burn contracture release defect in a 40-year-old male. In the first stage we applied reverse ulnar perforator flap for the hand defect, and ulnar artery and vein repair in the second stage. In conclusion, this two-staged procedure is a non-primary but useful option for hand and finger defects and prevents major vascular structure damage of the forearm. [Hand Microsurg 2016; 5(1.000: 40-43

  9. The distal radial decompression osteotomy for ulnar impingement syndrome.

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    Krimmer, Hermann; Unglaub, Frank; Langer, Martin F; Spies, Christian K

    2016-01-01

    The decompression of the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) is performed by ulnar translation of the radial shaft proximal to the sigmoid notch, i.e. detensioning of the distal part of the interosseous membrane (DIOM) while containment of the DRUJ is achieved by closed wedge osteotomy of the radius. The osteotomy shortens the radius which entails detensioning of the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC). Facilitating the modified Henry approach to the distal palmar radius a radial based wedge osteotomy is applied. The proximal osteotomy is proximal to the ulnar head and distal osteotomy is proximal to the sigmoid notch to prevent iatrogenic impingement. Ulnar translation of the radial shaft is performed to loosen the DIOM. The closed wedge osteotomy reduces radial inclination which will foster containment of the DRUJ. Distal radial decompression osteotomy of the DRUJ preserves DRUJ function while relieving painful impingement. Further surgical interventions are not compromised in case of failure.

  10. Diagnosis of Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at the Arcade of Struthers with Electromyography and Ultrasound

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    Summary: Ulnar neuropathy is caused by compression of the ulnar nerve in the upper extremity, frequently occurring at the level of the elbow or wrist. Rarely, ulnar nerve entrapment may be seen proximal to the elbow. This report details a case of ulnar neuropathy diagnosed and localized to the arcade of Struthers with electromyography (EMG) and ultrasound (US) imaging and confirmed at time of operative release. US imaging and EMG findings were used to preoperatively localize the level of comp...

  11. Ulnar impaction syndrome with different operative methods: a comparative biomechanical study

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    YU, YA-DONG; Wu, Tao; Tian, Fang-Tao; Shang, Yun-Tao; Yu, Xiao-Fei; Bai, Yan-Bin; Han, Chang-Ling

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    Objective: Ulnar impaction syndrome seriously impairs wrist and hand function. Three main treatment procedures are available; however, little systematic research on the post-operation changes in wrist biomechanics currently exists. This study aimed to determine the long-term effects of these procedures and the optimal treatment methods for ulnar impaction syndrome. Methods: Twenty-four cases of fresh upper limb specimens were randomized into four groups: (1) the control group, (2) the ulnar-s...

  12. Multilocular True Ulnar Artery Aneurysm in a Pediatric Patient.

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    Stalder, Mark W; Sanders, Christopher; Lago, Mary; Hilaire, Hugo St

    2016-01-01

    Ulnar artery aneurysms are an exceedingly rare entity in the pediatric population and have no consistent etiologic mechanism. We present the case of a 15-year-old male with a multilocular ulnar artery aneurysm in the setting of no antecedent history of trauma, no identifiable connective tissue disorders, and no other apparent etiological factors. Furthermore, the patient's arterial palmar arch system was absent. The aneurysm was resected, and arterial reconstruction was successfully performed via open surgical approach with cephalic vein interposition graft. We believe this treatment modality should be considered as the primary approach in all of these pediatric cases in consideration of the possible pitfalls of less comprehensive measures.

  13. Ultrasound diagnosis of ulnar nerve dislocation and snapping triceps syndrome

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    Vivek Bhagwat Gupta

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Dislocation of the ulnar nerve with snapping triceps syndrome has been implicated as a cause of cubital tunnel syndrome. Patients with this condition may clinically present with a snapping sensation at the elbow upon flexion along with ulnar neuropathic symptoms. Though demonstration of this condition is possible by static MRI images, ultrasound can be used as a more accessible and inexpensive modality for attaining diagnosis. This pictorial essay emphasises the technique, findings and role of dynamic ultrasound in the diagnosis of this entity.

  14. Ultrasonographic Findings of the Ulnar Nerves in Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

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    Koh, Young Hwan; Chai, Jee Won; Chung, Se Yeong; Choi, Young Ho; Cha, Joo Hee [Seoul Municipal Boramae Hospital, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2010-06-15

    To determine useful diagnostic criteria of cubital tunnel syndrome (CTS), using ultrasonographic ulnar nerve cross-sectional areas (UNCSA) measurements. The CTS group included 28 patients confirmed with nerve conduction study and the control group included 17 healthy adults. Ulnar nerve cross sectional areas (UNCSA) were measured at the distal 1/3 upper arm level and in the cubital tunnel (CTN). US findings of CTS were ulnar nerve dislocation (n = 2), ulnar nerve subluxation (n = 5), ganglion (n = 1), sever elbow joint osteoarthritis (n = 1) and elbow joint valgus deformity after fracture (n = 1). UNCSA, the ratio of UNCSA in CTN to distal 1/3 upper arm level (CH ratio), and the difference of UNCSA between CTN and distal 1/3 upper arm level (CH difference) were evaluated to obtain the optimal diagnostic cutoff value of CTS, using ROC curve. The mean UNCSA in CTN was 0.168 cm2 in the CTS and 0.067 cm2 in the control. The CTS could be diagnosed when UNCSA, the CH ratio and the CH difference are larger than 0.096 cm2, 1.371 and 0.036 cm2 respectively. The ROC curve area was largest and the sensitivity, specificity was respectively 82.4%, 95.8%, when the CH difference was used as cutoff value. Ultrasound is useful for the detection of CTS pathogenic lesions in CTN. The highest diagnostic accuracy was acquired when the CH difference is larger than 0.036 cm2

  15. Ulnar nerve tuberculoma: A case report and literature review.

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    Song, Mingzhi; Sun, Xiaohong; Sun, Ran; Liu, Tao; Li, Gang; Liu, Song; Lu, Ming; Qu, Wei

    2016-10-01

    Ulnar nerve tuberculoma is a rare case of tuberculous involvement of the peripheral nerve, which has attracted the attention of physicians. Here, we report the case of a patient with ulnar nerve tuberculoma. A 25-year-old patient presented progressive numbness on his left hand and forearm, and typical symptoms were not evident. The patient had no history of trauma or contact with any individuals with active tuberculosis. Exploratory surgery was performed and a granuloma-like lesion was found on the left ulnar nerve of the patient. The lesion was completely removed. We prepared hand-painted renderings for this rare disease for the first time, to the best of our knowledge. Histopathological examination of the specimen confirmed the presence of tuberculoma. After 1year of adequate antitubercular treatment, the patient recovered fully. Doctors need the most detailed radiographic information and histological results to confirm the diagnosis of this rare disease. At present, surgery is an effective way to resolve symptoms of ulnar nerve tuberculoma.

  16. Remoción de terceros molares mandibulares con asistencia endoscópica: Nota técnica de un nuevo procedimiento quirúrgico para prevenir lesiones del NAI y formación de defectos óseos

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    Fuentes,R; V Beltrán; M Cantín; Engelke, W

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    La variada posición anatómica de los terceros molares mandibulares presenta importantes desafíos asociados a su profundidad y grado de inclinación. Las complicaciones más habituales del procedimiento quirúrgico convencional de extracción se relacionan con la extensa osteotomía y poca visualización del sitio quirúrgico, que pueden generar consecuencias post-quirúrgicas como inflamación, dolor, trismus, lesiones reversibles e irreversibles del nervio alveolar inferior (NAI) o nervio lingual, ri...

  17. Breve historia del reflejo barorreceptor: de Claude Bernard a Arthur C. Guyton. Ilustrada con algunos experimentos clásicos

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    Estañol,Bruno; Porras-Betancourt,Manuel; Padilla-Leyva,Miguel Ángel; Sentíes-Madrid,Horacio

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    El reflejo barorreceptor es poco conocido por la mayoría de los médicos a pesar de que es fundamental en la estabilización de la presión arterial latido a latido y es crucial para la supervivencia. Su fascinante historia es brevemente revisada en este artículo. En 1852 Claude Bernard descubrió que los nervios simpáticos del cuello inervan los vasos sanguíneos de la piel. En 1932 Edgar Douglas Adrian demostró que los nervios simpáticos que inervan los vasos sanguíneos de la piel descargan en f...

  18. Neuralgia del trigémino

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    Santos-Franco,Jorge; Santos-Ditto,Roberto; Revuelta-Gutiérrez,Rogelio

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    La neuralgia del trigémino es una patología que puede llegar a ser altamente incapacitante. En la actualidad, cuando la terapia médica falla, su manejo se divide entre las técnicas que destruyen la porción sensitiva del nervio, denominadas ablativos, y la descompresión microvascular. Mediante la revisión de la literatura observamos que ambas tendencias han tenido resultados satisfactorios; sin embargo, la descompresión microvascular parece ofrecer un mejor y duradero alivio del dolor, además ...

  19. "Chronicity," "nervios" and community care: a case study of Puerto Rican psychiatric patients in New York City.

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    Swerdlow, M

    1992-06-01

    The role of ethnicity, community structure, and folk concepts of mental illness in facilitating the adaptation of long term psychiatric patients to community living has received little attention. This article examines the cultural concepts of mental illness and the community involvement of 30 Puerto Rican psychiatric patients participating in a New York City treatment program. It is shown that many of the attributes usually associated with chronic mental illness do not apply to this population. It is argued that the folk concept of nervios helps to foster the integration of these patients in a wide range of community networks. The impact of gentrification on these patients' community integration is also discussed.

  20. The ulnar test: a method for the quantitative functional assessment of posttraumatic ulnar nerve recovery in the rat.

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    Papalia, Igor; Tos, Pierluigi; Scevola, Anna; Raimondo, Stefania; Geuna, Stefano

    2006-06-30

    The assessment of recovery of the neuromuscular function following nerve lesion and repair is one of the main goals of peripheral nerve researchers. The forelimb model has recently seen an increase in its employment for experimental nerve repair studies especially because of the availability of the grasping test for assessing the functional recovery of one of its major nerves, the median nerve. Nerve repair studies sometimes require the use of more than one nerve to simulate severe clinical situations and, in this case, the ulnar nerve is often used together with the median nerve. However, a test for assessing ulnar nerve functional recovery is yet not available. To fill this gap, we have developed and experimentally tested a method for the functional assessment of posttraumatic ulnar nerve recovery in the rat. Animal testing using this method is simple, quick and provides the animal with minimal distress. The method proved to be effective in detecting the date on which recovery starts after ulnar nerve impairment and in following its improvement, over time. The availability of this new test is expected to further increase the employment of forelimb experimental nerve models instead of the more disabling hindlimb models.

  1. Evaluation of the function status of the ulnar nerve in carpal tunnel syndrome.

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    Zhang, J; Liu, N; Wang, Y W; Zhang, Z C; Zheng, L N; Zhu, J

    2015-04-17

    Many carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) patients have symptoms in both the median and ulnar digits more frequently than in the median digits alone. This is possibly because of close anatomical contiguity of the carpal tunnel and Guyon's canal, and the high pressure may also affect the latter, causing indirect compression of ulnar nerve fibers. Thus, we evaluated the functional status of the ulnar nerve in patients with CTS in order to investigate the relationship between ulnar nerve impairment and sensory symptoms of the ulnar territory. Electrophysiological studies were conducted in CTS patients and healthy controls. CTS patients were divided into the mild/moderate group and severe group; they were further divided into the symptomatic and asymptomatic subgroups according to the sensory symptom of the fifth digit region. The findings suggest that CTS patients could have coexisting ulnar nerve wrist entrapments that might exacerbate the severity of CTS. Sensory impairment in the ulnar territory was observed more frequently in the mild/moderate stage of CTS, which is associated with ulnar nerve involvement. These findings also suggest that damage to the ulnar nerve fibers caused by compression forces in Guyon's canal may underlie the ulnar spread of symptoms in CTS.

  2. Análise de fatores associados à lesão do nervo laríngeo recorrente em cirurgias de discectomia cervical via anterior Análisis de factores asociados a la lesión del nervio laríngeo recurrente en cirugías de discectomía cervical por vía anterior Analysis of factors associated with laryngeal nerve injury in anterior disc herniation surgery

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    cirúrgico, e dificuldades técnicas que possam aumentar o tempo cirúrgico podem estar associados com lesão do NLR. Novos estudos avaliando as variáveis acima estudadas devem ser considerados.OBJETIVO: Estudiar los posibles factores asociados con la lesión del NLR postcirugía de hernia de disco cervical con abordaje anterior. MÉTODOS: En el periodo de Junio/2009 hasta Junio/2010 evaluamos 30 pacientes sometidos a tratamiento quirúrgico de hernia de disco por via anterior en el Hospital São Lucas de la PUC-RS. En el preoperatorio, fue realizada la medida de la circunferencia cervical (en el nivel del cartílago cricoides y de la altura cervical (del ángulo de la mandíbula borde superior de la clavicula. En el perioperatorio evaluamos el tiempo de intubación, el tiempo quirúrgico, el lado del abordaje, el número de niveles operados, bien como el tipo de incisión (transversal/longitudinal y el uso de halo craneano. Se realizó una evaluación videoendoscópica de laringe (VEL, en la búsqueda de lesión del NLR en el preoperatorio y en el décimo dia después de la cirugía. Pacientes que presentaron un resultado anormal de la VEL (asimetría de movimiento de las dobladuras al verbalizar las vocales A, E, I, O y U fueron considerados con lesión del NLR y fueran reevaluadosmensualmente hasta la recuperación espontánea o en el periodo máximo de 6 meses, cuando la lesión fue considerada definitiva. RESULTADOS: Encontramos 3/30 (10% casos de lesiones no definitivas del NLR que se recuperaron en hasta 120 dias postoperatorios. Los pacientes con lesión del NLR presentaban una mayor circunferencia del cuello, tiempo quirúrgico y número de niveles operados con relación a los pacientes sin lesión del NLR. También, pacientes con lesión del NLR presentaban una menor longitud del cuello. Dos lesiones ocurrieron en el abordaje por el lado derecho y una por el lado izquierdo. Todos los pacientes con lesión tuvieron incisión transversal y no hicieron

  3. Volumes anestésicos efetivos no bloqueio do nervo isquiático: comparação entre as abordagens parassacral e infraglútea-arabiceptal com bupivacaína a 0,5% com adrenalina e ropivacaína a 0,5% Volúmenes anestésicos efectivos en el bloqueo del nervio isquiático: comparación entre los abordajes parasacral e infraglúteo-parabicipital con bupivacaína a 0,5% con adrenalina y ropivacaína a 0,5% Effective anesthetic volumes in sciatic nerve block: comparison between the parasacral and infragluteal-parabiceps approaches with 0.5% bupivacaine with adrenaline and 0.5% ropivacaine

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: O volume e a massa das soluções de anestésico local (AL influenciam a taxa de sucesso dos bloqueios periféricos. Desta forma, o objetivo principal do estudo foi determinar os volumes de anestésico local para o bloqueio do nervo isquiático (BNI nas abordagens parassacral e infraglútea-parabiceptal. MÉTODO: Cento e um pacientes foram alocados aleatoriamente em 4 grupos e submetidos ao BNI nas abordagens infraglútea-parabiceptal ou parassacral, utilizando ropivacaína a 0,5% ou bupivacaína a 0,5% com adrenalina 5 µg.mL-1. Sucesso foi definido como bloqueio sensitivo e motor completo do nervo isquiático 30 minutos após a injeção do AL. Os volumes foram calculados pelo método up-and-down. RESULTADOS: Na abordagem parassacral o volume efetivo médio da ropivacaína foi 17,6 mL (IC 95%: 14,9 - 20,8 e da bupivacaína 16,4 mL (IC 95%: 12,3 - 21,9. Na abordagem infraglútea-parabiceptal o volume efetivo médio da ropivacaína foi 21,8 mL (IC 95%: 18,7 - 25,5 e bupivacaína 20,4 mL (IC 95%: 18,6 - 22,5. Volumes foram significativamente menores (p JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: El volumen y la masa de las soluciones de anestésico local (AL, influyen en la tasa de éxito de los bloqueos periféricos. Así, el objetivo principal del estudio fue determinar los volúmenes de anestésico local para el bloqueo del nervio isquiático (BNI en los abordajes parasacral e infraglúteoparabicipital. MÉTODO: Ciento y un pacientes se ubicaron aleatoriamente en 4 grupos y fueron sometidos al BNI para los abordajes infraglúteoparabicipital o parasacral, utilizando ropivacaína a 0,5% o bupivacaína a 0,5% con adrenalina 5 µg.mL-1. El éxito se definió como bloqueo sensitivo y motor completo del nervio isquiático 30 minutos después de la inyección del AL. Los volúmenes se calcularon a través del método up-and-down. RESULTADOS: En el abordaje parasacral, el volumen efectivo promedio de la ropivacaína fue de 17,6 mL (IC 95

  4. [Late ulnar paralysis. Study of a series of 17 cases].

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    Mansat, M; Bonnevialle, P; Fine, X; Guiraud, B; Testut, M F

    1984-02-16

    Seventeen cases of late ulnar paralysis treated by neurolysis-transposition are reported. The clinical characteristics of these paralyses are emphasized: very prolonged symptom free interval, rapid onset and severe involvement. Ulnar transposition was most often done subcutaneously. Cubitus valgus and definite nerve compression proximal to the arcade of the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle are almost always present. The results as regards the neuropathy are undependable: no patient is completely cured and only half are improved. An anatomical study of the nerve path shows the essential role, in the compression of the nerve, of the muscular arcade of the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle which acts in a way similar to the bridge of a violin. Hence, opening it longitudinally is the principal step of neurolysis. This should be routine before the first signs of neuropathy occur in an elbow whose axis is out of alignment as a sequela of a childhood injury.

  5. Ulnar dominant hand and forearm: an electrophysiologic approach.

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    Abayev, Boris; Ha, Edward; Cruise, Cathy

    2005-09-01

    An ulnar-to-median anastomosis in the forearm is a rare condition, but may be present in any electromyographic case. A thorough approach to this condition is required to avoid misinterpretation of the electrodiagnostic report and confusion during the test. Prior to concluding that an anomaly is present, technical reason should be taken into consideration. The presence of volume-conducted potentials from various nearby muscles may confuse the electromyographer. Therefore, instead of using surface electrodes with unintended supramaximal intensity of stimulation, the needle electrodes may be used (in some cases) to localize specific muscles and to minimize volume-conducted potentials by not utilizing supramaximal stimulation intensity. The authors will discuss ulnar-to-median anastomosis in the forearm. This is the first attempt to put together all the information available in the literature about such an anastomosis.

  6. Role of ulnar forearm free flap in oromandibular reconstruction.

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    Gabr, E M; Kobayashi, M R; Salibian, A H; Armstrong, W B; Sundine, M; Calvert, J W; Evans, G R D

    2004-01-01

    The ulnar forearm flap is not frequently utilized for oromandibular reconstruction. This study evaluated the usefulness of the ulnar free flap for reconstruction. A retrospective study of 32 patients was conducted. The ulnar forearm flap was combined with an osseous flap in 24 patients. Nine females and 23 males with a mean age of 58.15 years comprised our study population. Squamous-cell carcinoma was the diagnosis in 93.75% of cases (56.25% T4), of which 20% were recurrent. Functional evaluation of swallowing was based on the University of Washington Questionnaire (UWQ). The mean hospital stay was 9.8 days. The external carotid (100%) was the recipient artery, and the internal jugular (74.07%) was the main recipient vein. Overall flap survival was 96.8%. One flap was lost due to unsalvageable venous thrombosis. Major local complications were seen in 9.4% of cases and included partial flap loss, hematoma, and an orocutaneous fistula. At the time of this study, 21 patients were available for functional evaluation. Speech was rated excellent and good in 33.3% of patients. Swallowing was found good in 28.6% of patients. Chewing was rated excellent and good in 47.6% of patients. Cosmetic acceptance was rated good in 71.4% of cases. The ulnar forearm is a useful free flap in oromandibular reconstruction. It is available when the radial artery is the dominant artery of the hand. Being more hidden, it may be more cosmetically accepted. It affords pliable soft tissue for lining and/or covering of oromandibular defects, and can be used as a second choice after other free-flap failures. Copyright 2004 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  7. Acceptable differences in sensory and motor latencies between the median and ulnar nerves.

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    Grossart, Elizabeth A; Prahlow, Nathan D; Buschbacher, Ralph M

    2006-01-01

    The median and ulnar nerves are often studied during the same electrodiagnostic examination. The sensory and motor latencies of these nerves have been compared to detect a common electrodiagnostic entity: median neuropathy at the wrist. However, this comparison could also be used to diagnose less common ulnar pathology. For this reason, it is important to establish normal values for comparing median and ulnar sensory and motor latencies. Previous research deriving these differences in latency has had some limitations. The purpose of this study was to derive an improved normative database for the acceptable differences in latency between the median and ulnar sensory and motor nerves of the same limb. Median and ulnar sensory and motor latencies were obtained from 219 and 238 asymptomatic risk-factor-free subjects, respectively. An analysis of variance was performed to determine whether physical characteristics, specifically age, race, gender, height, or body mass index (as an indicator of obesity), correlated with differences in latency. Differences in sensory latencies were unaffected by physical characteristics. The upper limit of normal difference between median and ulnar (median longer than ulnar) onset latency was 0.5 ms (97th percentile), whereas the peak latency value was 0.4 ms (97th percentile). The upper limit of normal difference between ulnar-versus-median (ulnar longer than median) onset latency was 0.3 ms (97th percentile), whereas the peak-latency value was 0.5 ms (97th percentile). The mean difference in motor latencies correlated with age, with older subjects having a greater variability. In subjects aged 50 and over, the mean difference in median-versus-ulnar latency was 0.9 ms +/- 0.4 ms. The upper limit of normal difference (median longer than ulnar) was 1.7 ms (97th percentile). The upper limit of normal ulnar motor latency is attained if the ulnar latency comes within 0.3 ms of the median latency. In individuals less than 50 years of age, the

  8. CULTIVOS DE CÉLULAS DE NERVIO CIÁTICO Y DE GANGLIO DE LA RAÍZ DORSAL DE RATÓN ADULTO Cell Cultures of the Sciatic Nerve and Dorsal Root Ganglia from Adult Mouse

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    Full Text Available Las células de Schwann (CS son la glía de sistema nervio periférico. El diseño de prótesis nerviosas se ha centrado en la producción de CS autólogas cultivadas a partir de nervios ciáticos (NC y de ganglios de la raíz dorsal (GRD. Muy poca literatura reporta cultivo de células perineurales (CP y fibroblastos endoneurales (FE, y no son consideradas como elementos a incluir en una prótesis. En este trabajo, se describe la importancia de la microdisección del nervio ciático y de los GRD para obtener cultivos de CS, FE y CP con 98%±2 de purificación. Las CS crecen sobre diferentes soportes, con y sin mitógenos. Se obtuvo un porcentaje de CS elevado cuando se elimina el epineuro y perineuro de los NC 90%±3 y la cápsula de los GRD 94%±3 antes de la disociación enzimática, comparado a 70%±4,2 sin microdisección u 80%±3,5 sin epineuro. Los FE se adhieren preferencialmente en las primeras 24 h y 20% de suero favorece su crecimiento. En el primer sub-cultivo, son 99% CS o FE, siendo confluentes a los 6 y 8 días respectivamente. Las CP o de la cápsula de GRD no se disocian y no crecen en sub-cultivos, únicamente crecen a partir de explantes de perineuro; no forman monocapa sino una "lámina" de múltiples capas celulares. En conclusión, la microdisección del GRD y del NC y su disociación son indispensables para obtener en pocos días CS, FE y CP de animales adultos en cultivos altamente purificados.The Schwann cells (SC are glial of system peripheral nerve. The nervous prostheses are related to the production of autologous SC obtained from the peripheral nervous and from the dorsal root ganglia (DRG. There is a small amount of literature that reports perineural cells (PC and endoneural fibroblast (EF cultures as elements to take account of prostheses. In this work, the micro dissection importance is described in the sciatic nerve (SN and in the DRG to achieve SC, EF and PC culture with a purity of 98%. The SC grows up on

  9. Acute ulnar neuropathy at the wrist: a case report and review of the literature.

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    Erkin, Gülten; Uysal, Hilmi; Keleş, Işik; Aybay, Canan; Ozel, Sumru

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    Acute ulnar neuropathy at the wrist is an extremely uncommon condition, at times requiring a high index of suspicion for the diagnosis. Clinical presentations of ulnar nerve lesions at the wrist and hand show variations due to the complex anatomic course of the nerve in distal sites. We report a case of acute ulnar neuropathy at the wrist caused by a ganglion in Guyon's canal, being initially misinterpreted as flexor tenosynovitis. The accurate diagnosis of selective distal motor neuropathy of ulnar nerve was made electrophysiologically. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a well defined soft tissue mass consistent with a ganglion, compressing the ulnar nerve in Guyon's canal. Entrapment neuropathies are one of the common conditions handled by physiatrists. Ulnar nerve lesions at the wrist should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of patients with wrist or hand pain. Magnetic resonance imaging is a useful method in the anatomical evaluation of acute focal neuropathies.

  10. Brachial artery perforator-based propeller flap coverage for prevention of readhesion after ulnar nerve neurolysis.

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    Sekiguchi, Hirotake; Motomiya, Makoto; Sakurai, Keisuke; Matsumoto, Dai; Funakoshi, Tadanao; Iwasaki, Norimasa

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    It is difficult for most plastic and orthopaedic surgeons to treat nerve dysfunction related to neural adhesion because the pathophysiology and suitable treatment have not been clarified. In the current report, we describe our experience of surgical treatment for adhesive ulnar neuropathy. A 58-year-old male complained of pain radiating to the ulnar nerve-innervated area during elbow and wrist motion caused by adhesive ulnar neuropathy after complex open trauma of the elbow joint. The patient obtained a good clinical outcome by surgical neurolysis of the ulnar nerve combined with a brachial artery perforator-based propeller flap to cover the soft tissue defect after resection of the scar tissue and to prevent readhesion of the ulnar nerve. This flap may be a useful option for ulnar nerve coverage after neurolysis without microvascular anastomosis in specific cases.

  11. Ulnar shortening after TFCC suture repair of Palmer type 1B lesions.

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    Wolf, Maya B; Kroeber, Markus W; Reiter, Andreas; Thomas, Susanne B; Hahn, Peter; Horch, Raymund E; Unglaub, Frank

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    The objective of this study was to determine functional and subjective outcomes of an ulnar shortening procedure elected by patients who experienced persistent ulno-carpal symptoms following arthroscopic suture repair of a Palmer type 1B lesion. All patients had a dynamic ulna positive variance. Five patients (3 males and 2 females) with arthroscopic repair of Palmer type 1B tears who subsequently underwent ulnar shortening were reviewed. At the time of the arthroscopic repair the patients' average age was 37 +/- 13 years (range 16-52 years). Average time to follow-up was 14 +/- 6 months (range 10-23 months). The average age was 38 +/- 14 years (range 17-53 years) when the ulnar shortening was performed. The second follow-up took place 7 +/- 2 months (range 5-9 months) after ulnar shortening. During the follow-ups, range of motion, grip strength, pain, Modified Mayo Wrist Score, DASH Score, and ulnar length were evaluated. Citing persistent ulno-carpal symptoms, the patients elected ulnar shortening an average of 17 +/- 7months (range 13-29 months) following the arthroscopic repair. Prior to ulnar shortening the average static ulnar variance was 0.2 +/- 1.3 mm (range -1 to 2 mm), the average dynamic ulnar variance was 1.4 +/- 0.5 mm (range 1 to 2 mm). Ulnar shortening brought about further reduction in pain after the arthroscopic repair of the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) had already reduced it. As measured by a visual analogue scale, the average value after ulnar shortening was 2.2 +/- 2.1 (range 0.7-5.0). The average static ulnar variance was -3.4 +/- 2 mm (range -5 to -1 mm). Patients were very satisfied with the results of the ulnar shortening and four out of five indicated that it had significantly improved their symptoms and they would elect ulnar shortening again. Postoperative range of motion as a percentage of the contralateral side averaged 90% for the extension/flexion arc, 80% for the radial/ulnar deviation arc, and 100% for the pronation

  12. Ulnar nerve injuries of the hand producing intrinsic muscle denervation of magnetic resonance imaging

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    Barberie, J.E.; Connell, D.G.; Munk, P.L.; Janzen, D.L. [Vancouver General Hospital and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, (Canada). Department of Radiology

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    Muscle and nerve injuries in the hand may be difficult to detect and diagnose clinically. Two cases are reported in which magnetic resonance imaging showed ulnar nerve injury and intrinsic hand muscle denervation. The clinical, anatomical and radiological features of injury to the deep motor branch of the ulnar nerve and associated muscle denervation are discussed and illustrated. Compression of the deep motor branch of the ulnar nerve is a rare cause of hand dysfunction. This condition produces a clinical syndrome characterized by weakness of the muscles innervated by the deep branch of the ulnar nerve, with normal sensation in the hand. Denervation of the intrinsic hand muscles is variable, depending on the site and severity of the nerve injury. The anatomy of the ulnar nerve is complex and ulnar nerve compression syndrome is difficult to detect and localize clinically. Multiple causes exist, including ganglions; repeated trauma, typically occupationally related; calcification adjacent to the pisiform and the pisotriquetral joint; anomalous muscle bellies; fractures or dislocations affecting the ulnar side of the wrist; vascular anomalies of the ulnar artery; and oedema of the hand, requiring differing surgical treatments. We report two patients who presented with ulnar nerve compression syndrome secondary to post-traumatic neuromas as a result of blunt trauma to the palm. Copyright (1999) Blackwell Science Pty Ltd 12 refs., 2 figs.

  13. Anomalies of ulnar nerve conduction in different carpal tunnel syndrome stages.

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    Ginanneschi, F; Milani, P; Rossi, A

    2008-09-01

    Impairment of ulnar sensory fibers at the wrist has recently been documented in moderate/severe carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). This has been interpreted as a consequence of compressive forces transmitted to Guyon's canal by high pressure in the carpal tunnel or comorbidity between ulnar neuropathy and CTS. The main aim of the present study was to identify any ulnar nerve conduction impairment in the early stages of CTS. The relation between ulnar and median nerve conduction in all CTS severity stages was also assessed. Ulnar nerve sensory conduction at the wrist was investigated in 580 hands with CTS. Significant changes in ulnar nerve conduction were present even in the early stages of CTS. A significant, positive correlation was also found between CTS severity and conduction abnormalities of ulnar sensory fibers. These findings make the hypothesis of comorbidity weak. Based on the above results and on reports of high pressure in Guyon's canal in CTS, ulnar nerve conduction abnormalities may be caused in part by compressive forces progressively transmitted to the canal by increasing pressure in the carpal tunnel with increasing CTS severity. This does not exclude other causative factors such as subclinical traumatic damage acting on median and ulnar fibers.

  14. Ulnar nerve entrapment in Guyon's canal due to recurrent carpal tunnel syndrome: case report.

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    Ozdemir, Ozgur; Calisaneller, Tarkan; Gulsen, Salih; Caner, Hakan

    2011-01-01

    Guyon's canal syndrome is a compression neuropathy of the ulnar nerve entrapment at the wrist. Compression of the ulnar nerve at the wrist by a ganglion, lipomas, diseases of the ulnar artery, fractures of the hamate and trauma are common etiologcal factors. Unlike Guyon's canal syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common nerve entrapment of the upper extremity. Although, open (OCTR) or endoscopic carpal tunnel release (ECTR) is highly effective in relieving pain, failure with carpal tunnel release is seldom seen. In this paper, we presented a patient with ulnar nerve entrapment associated with recurrent CTS and discussed the possible pathomechanism with a review of current literature.

  15. Reconstructed animation from four-phase grip MRI of the wrist with ulnar-sided pain.

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    Oda, T; Wada, T; Iba, K; Aoki, M; Tamakawa, M; Yamashita, T

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    In order to visualize dynamic variations related to ulnar-sided wrist pain, animation was reconstructed from T2* coronal-sectioned magnetic resonance imaging in each of the four phases of grip motion for nine wrists in patients with ulnar pain. Eight of the nine wrists showed a positive ulnar variance of less than 2 mm. Ulnocarpal impaction and triangular fibrocartilage complex injury were assessed on the basis of animation and arthroscopy, respectively. Animation revealed ulnocarpal impaction in four wrists. In one of the four wrists, the torn portion of the articular disc was impinged between the ulnar head and ulnar proximal side of the lunate. In another wrist, the ulnar head impacted the lunate directly through the defect in the articular disc that had previously been excised. An ulnar shortening osteotomy successfully relieved ulnar wrist pain in all four cases with both ulnocarpal impaction and Palmer's Class II triangular fibrocartilage complex tears. This method demonstrated impairment of the articular disc and longitudinal instability of the distal radioulnar joint simultaneously and should be of value in investigating dynamic pathophysiology causing ulnar wrist pain.

  16. MR anatomy and pathology of the ulnar nerve involving the cubital tunnel and Guyon's canal.

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    Shen, Luyao; Masih, Sulabha; Patel, Dakshesh B; Matcuk, George R

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    Ulnar neuropathy is a common and frequent reason for referral to hand surgeons. Ulnar neuropathy mostly occurs in the cubital tunnel of the elbow or Guyon's canal of the wrist, and it is important for radiologists to understand the imaging anatomy at these common sites of impingement. We will review the imaging and anatomy of the ulnar nerve at the elbow and wrist, and we will present magnetic resonance imaging examples of different causes of ulnar neuropathy, including trauma, overuse, arthritis, masses and mass-like lesions, and systemic diseases. Treatment options will also be briefly discussed.

  17. Ulnar-sided wrist pain after four-corner fusion in a previously-asymptomatic ulnar positive wrist: a case report.

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    Gong, Hyun Sik; Jeon, Su Ha; Baek, Goo Hyun

    2009-01-01

    Scaphoid excision and four-corner fusion is one of the treatment choices for patients who have stage II or III SLAC (scapholunate advanced collapse)/SNAC (scaphoid non-union advanced collapse) wrist arthritis. We report a case of ulnar-sided wrist pain which occurred after four-corner fusion for stage II SNAC wrist with a previously-asymptomatic ulnar positive variance, and was successfully treated by ulnar shortening osteotomy. This case highlights a possible coincidental pathology of the ulnocarpal joint in the setting of post-traumatic radiocarpal arthrosis.

  18. Extensive sonographic ulnar nerve enlargement above the medial epicondyle is a characteristic sign in Hansen's neuropathy.

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    Bathala, Lokesh; N Krishnam, Venkataramana; Kumar, Hari Kishan; Neladimmanahally, Vivekananda; Nagaraju, Umashankar; Kumar, Himanshu M; Telleman, Johan A; Visser, Leo H

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    Earlier studies have shown sonographic enlargement of the ulnar nerve in patients with Hansen's neuropathy. The present study was performed to determine whether sonography or electrophysiological studies can detect the specific site of ulnar nerve pathology in leprosy. Eighteen patients (thirty arms) with Hansen's disease and an ulnar neuropathy of whom 66% had borderline tuberculoid (BT), 27% lepromatous leprosy (LL) and 7% mid-borderline (BB) leprosy were included in the study. Cross-sectional area (CSA) of ulnar nerve was measured every two centimeters from wrist to medial epicondyle and from there to axilla. All patients underwent standard motor and sensory nerve conduction studies of the ulnar nerve. Thirty age and sex matched controls underwent similar ulnar nerve CSA measurements and conduction studies. Ulnar nerve was clinically palpable in 19 of the 30 arms of patients. Motor and sensory nerve conduction studies of the ulnar nerve showed a reduced compound motor action potential and sensory nerve action potential amplitude in all patients. Motor Conduction Velocity (MCV) in patients were slower in comparison to controls, especially at the elbow and upper arm, but unable to exactly locate the site of the lesion. In comparison to controls the ulnar nerveCSA was larger in the whole arm in patients and quite specific the maximum enlargement was seen between nulnar sulcus and axilla, peaking at four centimeters above the sulcus. A unique sonographic pattern of nerve enlargement is noted in patients with ulnar neuropathy due to Hansen's disease, while this was not the case for the technique used until now, the electrodiagnostic testing. The enlargement starts at ulnar sulcus and is maximum four centimeters above the medial epicondyle and starts reducing further along the tract. This characteristic finding can help especially in diagnosing pure neuritic type of Hansen's disease, in which skin lesions are absent, and alsoto differentiate leprosy from other

  19. Isolated lunotriquetral ligament tears treated with ulnar shortening osteotomy.

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    Mirza, Ather; Mirza, Justin B; Shin, Alexander Y; Lorenzana, Daniel J; Lee, Brian K; Izzo, Brett

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    To evaluate outcomes in a single-surgeon series of ulnar shortening osteotomy for the treatment of traumatic isolated tears to the lunotriquetral interosseous ligament (LTIL). This study includes 53 consecutive cases of posttraumatic isolated LTIL tears treated with ulnar shortening osteotomy with minimum 1-year follow-up (range, 1.0-10.6 y). We confirmed all LTIL tears via arthroscopy before performing a precision 2.5-mm oblique osteotomy using a modified Rayhack technique. We assessed outcomes using grip strength measurements and Chun and Palmer's modified Gartland Werley wrist scoring system, which includes subjective and objective outcome measures. Preoperatively, 45 cases were graded as fair (28%; n = 15) or poor (57%; n = 30) on the modified Gartland Werley score. There were insufficient data to calculate grades in 8 cases (15%). At final follow-up, most patients exhibited excellent (51%; n = 27) or good (32%; n = 17) scores, some scored fair (17%; n = 9), and none scored as poor. All subjective and objective variables significantly improved over a mean follow-up of 36 months (range, 12-127 mo). Mean grip strength increased from a value of 23 kg before surgery to 33 kg over the same period, a 41% increase. All patients achieved clinical and radiographic union by 10 months. Osteotomy plates were removed routinely in most cases (89%; n = 47) at a mean of 17 months. Ulnar shortening osteotomy reduced symptoms of posttraumatic isolated LTIL tears in this single-surgeon series. Therapeutic IV. Copyright © 2013 American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  20. Síndrome del túnel carpiano agudo secundario a cuerpo extraño.

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    Se presenta un caso de síndrome del túnel carpiano agudo (STCA) secundario a la penetración de una espina de cactus dentro del canal carpiano. El tratamiento consistió en la inmediata liberación del retináculo flexor junto con la extracción del cuerpo extraño. La función del nervio mediano se recuperó inmediatamente. Creemos que es el primer caso publicado de STCA secundario a una espina de cact...

  1. Submuscular transposition for the ulnar nerve at the elbow.

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    Posner, M A

    1984-01-01

    Forty patients who underwent submuscular transpositions of the ulnar nerve at the elbow (41 operations) were evaluated. A grading system was formulated to compare the preoperative and postoperative condition of each patient with respect to tenderness over the nerve, numbness, paresthesia, and muscle weakness. Thirty-seven of the 41 cases showed an improvement in grade. Of the 34 cases that demonstrated muscle weakness preoperatively, 25 improved following surgery, including five patients who had severe intrinsic muscle weakness with clawing of the ring and little finger. Muscle reattachment following nerve transposition was secure, even in a professional athlete.

  2. Estudio comparativo para el manejo del dolor en el reemplazo total de rodilla. [Comparative ­study­ for­ pain­ management ­in­ total­ knee ­replacement

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    César Pesciallo; Diego Mana; Germán Garabano; Fernando Lopreite; Hernán del Sel

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    In­tro­duc­ción: El objetivo de este trabajo es comparar la infiltración intraoperatoria de los tejidos blandos periarticulares versus la utilización de bloqueos de los nervios periféricos (ciático y femoral) para el manejo del dolor posoperatorio de la artroplastia total de rodilla. Materiales­ y ­Métodos: Se evaluaron, en forma prospectiva, 60 pacientes tratados, que fueron divididos en dos grupos iguales: grupo A, con infiltración intraoperatoria y grupo B, con bloqueo de los nervios ...

  3. Median and ulnar nerve injuries: prognosis and predictors for clinical outcome

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    J.B. Jaquet (Jean)

    2004-01-01

    textabstractIn chapter 1 the author provide a general introduction on median and ulnar nerve injuries. Furthermore the aims for this thesis, entitled median and ulnar nerve injuries: prognosis and predictors for clinical outcome, are defi ned. Chapter 2 comprises an investigation into the overall fu

  4. Diagnostic value of high-resolution sonography in ulnar neuropathy at the elbow

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    Beekman, R; Schoemaker, MC; van der Plas, JPL; van den Berg, LH; Franssen, H; Wokke, JHJ; Uitdehaag, BMJ; Visser, LH

    2004-01-01

    Objective: To determine the diagnostic value of high-resolution sonography in ulnar neuropathy at the elbow (UNE). Methods: Sonographic ulnar nerve diameter measurement was compared at three levels around the medial epicondyle with a criterion standard including clinical and electrophysiologic chara

  5. Corrective osteotomy for malunion of the distal radius - The effect of concomitant ulnar shortening osteotomy

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    Oskam, J; Bongers, KM; Karthaus, AJM; Frima, AJ; Klasen, HJ

    1996-01-01

    Positive ulnar variance due to inadequate correction of radial length is a common disorder after radial corrective osteotomy. To avoid this complication we performed a combination of ulnar-shortening osteotomy and radial corrective osteotomy in 6 of 22 radial corrections. The indication for the comb

  6. 21 CFR 888.3810 - Wrist joint ulnar (hemi-wrist) polymer prosthesis.

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    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Wrist joint ulnar (hemi-wrist) polymer prosthesis. 888.3810 Section 888.3810 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN... (hemi-wrist) polymer prosthesis. (a) Identification. A wrist joint ulnar (hemi-wrist) polymer...

  7. Ganglion cyst associated with triangular fibrocartilage complex tear that caused ulnar nerve compression.

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    Bingol, Ugur Anil; Cinar, Can; Tasdelen, Neslihan

    2015-03-01

    Ganglions are the most frequently seen soft-tissue tumors in the hand. Nerve compression due to ganglion cysts at the wrist is rare. We report 2 ganglion cysts arising from triangular fibrocartilage complex, one of which caused ulnar nerve compression proximal to the Guyon's canal, leading to ulnar neuropathy. Ganglion cysts seem unimportant, and many surgeons refrain from performing a general hand examination.

  8. Ultrasound Diagnosis of Double Crush Syndrome of the Ulnar Nerve by the Anconeus Epitrochlearis and a Ganglion

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    Double compression of the ulnar nerve, including Guyon's canal syndrome associated with cubital tunnel syndrome caused by the anconeus epitrochlearis muscle, is a very rare condition. We present a case of double crush syndrome of the ulnar nerve at the wrist and elbow in a 55-year-old man, as well as a brief review of the literature. Although electrodiagnostic findings were consistent with an ulnar nerve lesion only at the elbow, ultrasonography revealed a ganglion compressing the ulnar nerve...

  9. Diseño y construcción de un electroestimulador para aplicarlo en terapias de rehabilitación del músculo esquelético atrofiado por inmovilización

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    Bernardo Núñez Pérez

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    Full Text Available En electroterapia, al aplicar un estímulo sobre un nervio motor es posible generar un potencial de acción que se transmita a lo largo del nervio y, en último lugar, excite el músculo que enerva dicho nervio. En este trabajo de investigación se diseñó y construyó un estimulador electrónico que envía pulsos eléctricos a músculos inervados, mediante un par de electrodos superficiales que se colocan sobre los puntos motores de los distintos grupos musculares. Los valores de frecuencia, intensidad de corriente y voltajes suministrados por el electroestimulador se encuentran dentro de los rangos especificados por la norma NTC 4121, la cual establece las magnitudes máximas permitidas para no causar traumas en el paciente.

  10. Ulnar sensory nerve impairment at the wrist in carpal tunnel syndrome.

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    Ginanneschi, Federica; Milani, Paolo; Mondelli, Mauro; Dominici, Federica; Biasella, Alessia; Biasella, Alessio; Rossi, Alessandro

    2008-02-01

    In previous studies, changes in impulse transmission of ulnar motor axons have been documented in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). We examined ulnar sensory conduction in 144 CTS hands. In particular, conduction parameters of the dorsal ulnar cutaneous branch (DUC) running outside Guyon's canal were compared with those of the superficial sensory branches (U4 and U5) passing through the canal. U4 and U5 response amplitudes and U5 conduction velocity were significantly lower than in controls. Conduction parameters of the DUC were similar in both groups. Patients with more severely impaired median conduction had smaller ulnar sensory action potentials. We propose that the ulnar nerve may be subject to compression in Guyon's canal as a consequence of high pressure in the carpal tunnel of CTS patients. This may provide insights into the mechanisms underlying extra-median spread of sensory symptoms in CTS patients.

  11. Case report: revision of failed Sauvé-Kapandji procedure with an ulnar head prosthesis.

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    Rotsaert, P; Cermak, K; Vancabeke, M

    2008-02-01

    The Sauvé-Kapandji procedure has been developed in order to solve distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) disorders. Postoperative results are variable. Complications such as painful ulnar stump, ulnar instability and loss of grip strength have often been described. We report the case of a painful ulnar stump instability resulting from a Sauvé-Kapandji procedure. After several attempted salvage procedures, a custom-made Herbert distal ulnar head prosthesis was implanted. Long-term results showed complete pain relief, improvement of the range of motion and satisfactory grip strength recovery. Our findings confirm that the Herbert custom-made ulnar head prosthesis appear to be a reliable salvage solution for failed Sauvé-Kapandji procedures.

  12. Subluxation-related ulnar neuropathy (SUN) syndrome related to distal radioulnar joint instability.

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    Malone, P S C; Hutchinson, C E; Kalson, N S; Twining, C J; Terenghi, G; Lees, V C

    2012-09-01

    Ulnar neuropathy coexistent with distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) instability has previously been observed in our practice. The aim of this study was to define this phenomenon and investigate the hypothesis that the cause of this intermittent, positional ulnar neuropathy is related to kinking of the ulnar nerve about the DRUJ. Ulna neuropathy was present in 10/51 (19.6%) of a historical cohort of patients who presented with DRUJ instability. Nine subsequent patients with DRUJ instability and coexistent ulnar neuropathy underwent 3-T magnetic resonance imaging to better understand the mechanism of the observed syndrome. Both 3D qualitative and quantitative analyses were used to assess the presence of nerve 'kinking', displacing the nerve from its normal course and causing nerve compression/distraction in the distal forearm and Guyon's canal. Results of the quantitative analysis were statistically significant (p ulnar neuropathy or SUN syndrome. The imaging study was a level II diagnostic study.

  13. Ulnar nerve strain at the elbow in patients with cubital tunnel syndrome: effect of simple decompression.

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    Ochi, K; Horiuchi, Y; Nakamura, T; Sato, K; Arino, H; Koyanagi, T

    2013-06-01

    Simple decompression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow has not been shown to reduce nerve strain in cadavers. In this study, ulnar nerve strain at the elbow was measured intraoperatively in 11 patients with cubital tunnel syndrome, before and after simple decompression. Statistical analysis was performed using a paired Student's t-test. Mean ulnar nerve strain before and after simple decompression was 30.5% (range 9% to 69%) and 5.5% (range -2% to 11%), respectively; this difference was statistically significant (p ulnar nerve strain in all patients by an average of 24.5%. Our results suggest that the pathophysiology of cubital tunnel syndrome may be multifactorial, being neither a simple compression neuropathy nor a simple traction neuropathy, and simple decompression may be a favourable surgical procedure for cubital tunnel syndrome in terms of decompression and reduction of strain in the ulnar nerve.

  14. CUBITAL TUNNEL SYNDROME: REVIEW OF 14 ANTERIOR SUBCUTANEOUS TRANSPOSITIONS OF THE VASCULARIZED ULNAR NERVE

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    M. Farzan

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Anterior transposition of the ulnar nerve is widely implemented for treatment of cubital tunnel ‎syndrome. However, preservation of the extrinsic blood supply of the ‎ulnar nerve may result in better clinical outcomes. Fourteen patients with cubital tunnel ‎syndrome, 11 ‎men and 3 women, were treated by anterior subcutaneous transposition of the ulnar nerve. The extrinsic blood supply of the ulnar nerve was ‎preserved. The average age at the time of operation was 33 years. The average follow-up period was 44 months. Post-operative outcome assessment by an independent examiner was based on the modified Bishop rating system. Nine patients had excellent or good outcomes. Five patients had a fair outcome. There ‎were no complications or recurrence of symptoms. Anterior subcutaneous ‎transposition of the vascularized ulnar nerve is an effective method of surgical ‎treatment for patients with cubital tunnel syndrome.

  15. Computer use and ulnar neuropathy: results from a case-referent study

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    Andersen, JH; Frost, P.; Fuglsang-Frederiksen, A.

    2012-01-01

    neuropathy (OR=2.16, 95 % CI; 1.06-4.44).The two outcomes were not associated with daily hours of computer use. Findings suggested specific effects of pressure on the elbow, and might be an explanation for the overweight of left-sided outcomes in this primarily right-handed group. Preventive efforts would......We aimed to evaluate associations between vocational computer use and 1) ulnar neuropathy, and 2) ulnar neuropathy- like symptoms as distinguished by electroneurography. We identified all patients aged 18-65 years, examined at the Department of Neurophysiology on suspicion of ulnar neuropathy, 2001......-2007. We mailed a questionnaire to 546 patients with ulnar neuropathy, 633 patients with ulnar neuropathy-like symptoms, and three community referents per case, matched on sex, age, and primary care centre. From a Job Exposure Matrix we extracted estimates of daily hours of computer use. The analysis...

  16. Looped and Tortuous Ulnar Artery – An Erratic Unilateral Vascular Presentation in the Proximal Forearm

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    Rodrigues, Vincent; Rao, Mohandas KG; Nayak, Shivananda

    2016-01-01

    Precise and detailed knowledge of possible anatomical variations of the arterial pattern in the upper extremity is vital during reparative surgery in this region. Scientific literatures witnessed several reports on variant origin and branching pattern of ulnar artery. But report on looped and tortuous ulnar artery is lacking in the literature. We report here a unique case of ulnar artery having double loop at its commencement giving it an appearance of sigmoid shape and its undue tortuous course in the forearm. Such an unusual and unpredictable variation of ulnar artery is vulnerable for life threatening hemorrhage during clinical approaches. It could also lead to misinterpretation of CT scans as presence of tumours. Awareness on such exceptional anatomical discrepancy of ulnar artery is important to clinicians, neuroradiologists and radiologists in general. PMID:27504273

  17. Outcome following nerve repair of high isolated clean sharp injuries of the ulnar nerve.

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    René Post

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The detailed outcome of surgical repair of high isolated clean sharp (HICS ulnar nerve lesions has become relevant in view of the recent development of distal nerve transfer. Our goal was to determine the outcome of HICS ulnar nerve repair in order to create a basis for the optimal management of these lesions. METHODS: High ulnar nerve lesions are defined as localized in the area ranging from the proximal forearm to the axilla just distal to the branching of the medial cord of the brachial plexus. A meta-analysis of the literature concerning high ulnar nerve injuries was performed. Additionally, a retrospective study of the outcome of nerve repair of HICS ulnar nerve injuries at our institution was performed. The Rotterdam Intrinsic Hand Myometer and the Rosén-Lundborg protocol were used. RESULTS: The literature review identified 46 papers. Many articles presented outcomes of mixed lesion groups consisting of combined ulnar and median nerves, or the outcome of high and low level injuries was pooled. In addition, outcome was expressed using different scoring systems. 40 patients with HICS ulnar nerve lesions were found with sufficient data for further analysis. In our institution, 15 patients had nerve repair with a median interval between trauma and reconstruction of 17 days (range 0-516. The mean score of the motor and sensory domain of the Rosen's Scale instrument was 58% and 38% of the unaffected arm, respectively. Two-point discrimination never reached less then 12 mm. CONCLUSION: From the literature, it was not possible to draw a definitive conclusion on outcome of surgical repair of HICS ulnar nerve lesions. Detailed neurological function assessment of our own patients showed that some ulnar nerve function returned. Intrinsic muscle strength recovery was generally poor. Based on this study, one might cautiously argue that repair strategies of HICS ulnar nerve lesions need to be improved.

  18. Ulnar nerve palsy after closed forearm fracture: a case report

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    Levent Kucuk

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Closed double bone forearm fractures are among the most common fractures of childhood. These fractures often heal without problems with closed reduction and casting. The leading complications are known as malunion and compartment syndrome. The reports about nerve injuries related with these fractures are very limited. We present an eight years old boy who admitted to our hospital with ulnar nerve palsy symptomps three months after his initial trauma. His initial trauma was a simple fall which caused radius and ulna fractures. Radiological assessment showed proper union of the fractures. We performed surgical exploration to the ulnar nerve. We found a trapped and damaged nerve in the fracture region. Even though the rate of complications about nerve injuries are extremely rare in forearm fractures, neurologic examinations should be performed before and after the reduction maneuvers. Neurologic examination will be not only a guide for fracture management but also an important point for medicolegal problems. [Hand Microsurg 2012; 1(1.000: 30-32

  19. Ulnar artery: The Ulysses ultimate resort for coronary procedures

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    Full Text Available Despite the increasing worldwide adoption of the transradial access site, the ulnar artery (UA only very infrequently serves as a primary option for coronary procedures. In contrast to the uncertainty surrounding previous reports regarding the feasibility and safety, recent data from larger registries and randomized trials provide more conclusive evidence that the transulnar route may be safely selected as an alternative arterial access approach. However, a default transulnar strategy appears time-consuming and is associated with higher crossover rates compared with the radial artery (RA. Once arterial access is obtained, the likelihood of a successful coronary procedure is high and similar between the two forearm arteries. The UA has similar flow-mediating vasodilating properties with and seems at least as vulnerable as the RA with regard to incident occlusion, with UA occlusion (UAO rates being probably higher than previously anticipated. A learning curve effect may not be apparent for crossover rates among experienced radialists, but increasing experience is associated with reduction in the fluoroscopy time, contrast volume and frequency of large hematoma formation. The UA may represents an important alternative access site for coronary procedures, and experienced radial operators should obtain additional skills to perform the transulnar approach. Nevertheless, in view of this method's lower feasibility compared to the RA, an initial ulnar access strategy should be reserved for carefully selected patients to ensure satisfactory cannulation rates.

  20. Sistema Implantable para la Estimulación y Registro de Nervio Periférico

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    Consultable des del TDX Títol obtingut de la portada digitalitzada El trabajo de investigación trata del estudio y desarrollo de sistemas de estimulación y registro que puedan ser utilizados para la implementación de implantes alimentados y controlados de forma remota. El trabajo se estructura en tres grandes temas que son: la estimulación eléctrica funcional (FES) para sistema nervioso, el registro de señales nerviosas y la telemetría inductiva para la transmisión de energía y la comun...

  1. PERFORATION OF INFERIOR ALVEOLAR NERVE BY MAXILLARY ARTERY. LA PERFORACION DEL NERVIO ALVEOLAR INFERIOR POR LA ARTERIA MAXILAR

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    Vanishree S Nayak; Ramachandra Bhat K; Prakash Billakanti Babu

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    Infratemporal fossa is clinically important anatomical area for the delivery of local anesthetic agents in dentistry and maxillofacial surgery. Variations in the anatomy of the inferior alveolar nerve and maxillary artery were studied in infratemporal dissection. During routine dissection of the head in an adult male cadaver an unusual variation in the origin of the inferior alveolar nerve and its relationship with the surrounding structures was observed. The inferior alveolar nerve originate...

  2. Tumor maligno de la vaina del nervio periférico retroperitoneal en un niño preescolar

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    Ernesto Rueda-Arenas

    2016-05-01

    Conclusiones: Los MPNST, a pesar de su baja incidencia, son importantes debido a su agresividad y deben sospecharse ante una masa localizada a nivel paravertebral o en extremidades, en especial en pacientes con NF1. La piedra angular en el tratamiento es la resección quirúrgica completa, debido a la alta tasa de recidiva, y una respuesta terapéutica a la radioterapia y quimioterapia limitada. Este caso muestra las manifestaciones clínicas y las complicaciones que se pueden esperar con estos tumores, así como su comportamiento agresivo. La ausencia de NF1 no descarta el diagnóstico.

  3. Axonal degeneration of the ulnar nerve secondary to carpal tunnel syndrome: fact or fiction?

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    Azmy, Radwa Mahmoud; Labib, Amira Ahmed; Elkholy, Saly Hassan

    2013-05-25

    The distribution of sensory symptoms in carpal tunnel syndrome is strongly dependent on the degree of electrophysiological dysfunction of the median nerve. The association between carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar nerve entrapment is still unclear. In this study, we measured ulnar nerve function in 82 patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. The patients were divided into group I with minimal carpal tunnel syndrome (n = 35) and group II with mild to moderate carpal tunnel syndrome (n = 47) according to electrophysiological data. Sixty-one age- and sex-matched subjects without carpal tunnel syndrome were used as a control group. There were no significant differences in ulnar sensory nerve peak latencies or conduction velocities from the 4(th) and 5(th) fingers between patients with carpal tunnel syndrome and the control group. The ulnar sensory nerve action potential amplitudes from the 4(th) and 5(th) fingers were lower in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome than in the control group. The ratios of the ulnar sensory nerve action potential amplitudes from the 4(th) and 5(th) fingers were almost the same in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome as in the control group. These findings indicate that in patients with minimal to moderate carpal tunnel syndrome, there is some electrophysiological evidence of traction on the adjacent ulnar nerve fibers. The findings do not indicate axonal degeneration of the ulnar nerve.

  4. Ulnar nerve entrapment neuropathy at the elbow: relationship between the electrophysiological findings and neuropathic pain.

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    Halac, Gulistan; Topaloglu, Pinar; Demir, Saliha; Cıkrıkcıoglu, Mehmet Ali; Karadeli, Hasan Huseyin; Ozcan, Muhammet Emin; Asil, Talip

    2015-07-01

    [Purpose] Ulnar nerve neuropathies are the second most commonly seen entrapment neuropathies of the upper extremities after carpal tunnel syndrome. In this study, we aimed to evaluate pain among ulnar neuropathy patients by the Leeds assessment of neuropathic symptoms and signs pain scale and determine if it correlated with the severity of electrophysiologicalfindings. [Subjects and Methods] We studied 34 patients with clinical and electrophysiological ulnar nerve neuropathies at the elbow. After diagnosis of ulnar neuropathy at the elbow, all patients underwent the Turkish version of the Leeds assessment of neuropathic symptoms and signs pain scale. [Results] The ulnar entrapment neuropathy at the elbow was classified as class-2, class-3, class-4, and class-5 (Padua Distal Ulnar Neuropathy classification) for 15, 14, 4, and 1 patient, respectively. No patient included in class-1 was detected. According to Leeds assessment of neuropathic symptoms and signs pain scale, 24 patients scored under 12 points. The number of patients who achieved more than 12 points was 10. Groups were compared by using the χ(2) test, and no difference was detected. There was no correlation between the Leeds assessment of neuropathic symptoms and signs pain scale and electromyographic findings. [Conclusion] We found that the severity of electrophysiologic findings of ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow did not differ between neuropathic and non-neuropathic groups as assessed by the Leeds assessment of neuropathic symptoms and signs pain scale.

  5. Axonal degeneration of the ulnar nerve secondary to carpal tunnel syndrome: fact or fiction?

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    Radwa Mahmoud Azmy; Amira Ahmed Labib; Saly Hassan Elkholy

    2013-01-01

    The distribution of sensory symptoms in carpal tunnel syndrome is strongly dependent on the degree of electrophysiological dysfunction of the median nerve. The association between carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar nerve entrapment is still unclear. In this study, we measured ulnar nerve function in 82 patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. The patients were divided into group I with minimal carpal tunnel syndrome (n = 35) and group II with mild to moderate carpal tunnel syndrome (n = 47) according to electrophysiological data. Sixty-one age- and sex-matched subjects without carpal tunnel syndrome were used as a control group. There were no significant differences in ulnar sensory nerve peak latencies or conduction velocities from the 4th and 5th fingers between patients with carpal tunnel syndrome and the control group. The ulnar sensory nerve action potential amplitudes from the 4th and 5th fingers were lower in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome than in the control group. The ratios of the ulnar sensory nerve action potential amplitudes from the 4th and 5th fingers were almost the same in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome as in the control group. These findings indicate that in patients with minimal to moderate carpal tunnel syndrome, there is some electrophysiological evidence of traction on the adjacent ulnar nerve fibers. The findings do not indicate axonal degeneration of the ulnar nerve.

  6. Diagnosis of Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at the Arcade of Struthers with Electromyography and Ultrasound.

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    Sivak, Wesley N; Hagerty, Sarah E; Huyhn, Lisa; Jordan, Adrienne C; Munin, Michael C; Spiess, Alexander M

    2016-03-01

    Ulnar neuropathy is caused by compression of the ulnar nerve in the upper extremity, frequently occurring at the level of the elbow or wrist. Rarely, ulnar nerve entrapment may be seen proximal to the elbow. This report details a case of ulnar neuropathy diagnosed and localized to the arcade of Struthers with electromyography (EMG) and ultrasound (US) imaging and confirmed at time of operative release. US imaging and EMG findings were used to preoperatively localize the level of compression in a patient presenting with left ulnar neuropathy. In this case, ulnar entrapment 8 cm proximal to the medial epicondyle was diagnosed. Surgical release was performed and verified the level of entrapment at the arcade of Struthers in the upper arm. Alleviation of symptoms was noted at 8-week follow-up; no complications occurred. US imaging can be used in complement with EMG studies to properly diagnose and localize the level of ulnar nerve entrapment. This facilitates full release of the nerve and may prevent the need for revision surgery.

  7. Síndrome del túnel carpiano en deportistas en sillas de ruedas

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    Andux, Jany

    2012-01-01

    Esta investigación se centra en una de las neuropatías periféricas compresiva más frecuente en el deportista en silla de ruedas, como lo es el síndrome del túnel carpiano, y tiene como finalidad dar a conocer la incidencia del mismo en los deportistas en silla de ruedas de la Ciudad de Mar del Plata. Esta patología consiste en el atrapamiento del nervio mediano en el túnel carpiano, produciendo como síntomas dolor de muñeca, hormigueos, sensación de corriente, y en casos ava...

  8. Electrodiagnostic Studies of Median and Ulnar Nerves in Cyclists.

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    Jackson, D L

    1989-09-01

    In brief: Twenty long-distance cyclists (13 men, 7 women) completed a questionnaire and underwent a neurologic examination and electrodiagnostic studies of the median and ulnar nerves. The purpose was to determine the frequency, severity, and clinical significance of numbness or pain in the hand or wrist and to assess the correlation of electrodiagnostic findings with these complaints. Results of the studies were normal for all 20 cyclists, nine of whom reported symptoms. These cyclists attributed their discomfort to prolonged riding without changing hand position, especially on rough road surfaces. They also reported that their symptoms diminished after they modified their cycling technique and adjusted their bicycle to better fit their body dimensions.

  9. Two unusual anatomic variations create a diagnostic dilemma in distal ulnar nerve compression.

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    Kiehn, Mark W; Derrick, Allison J; Iskandar, Bermans J

    2008-09-01

    Diagnosis of peripheral neuropathies is based upon patterns of functional deficits and electrodiagnostic testing. However, anatomic variations can lead to confounding patterns of physical and electrodiagnostic findings. Authors present a case of ulnar nerve compression due to a rare combination of anatomic variations, aberrant branching pattern, and FCU insertion at the wrist, which posed a diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma. The literature related to isolated distal ulnar motor neuropathy and anatomic variations of the ulnar nerve and adjacent structures is also reviewed. This case demonstrates how anatomic variations can complicate the interpretation of clinical and electrodiagnostic findings and underscores the importance of thorough exploration of the nerve in consideration for possible variations.

  10. Neuralgia del trigémino: estudio funcional mediante tensor de difusión de alta densidad como herramienta diagnóstica

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    P.A. Alonso

    2015-04-01

    Conclusión: La realización de la difusión anisotrópica de alta densidad y la medición de la FA pueden ser una herramienta en la evaluación de la neuralgia esencial del trigémino, ya que es un método reproducible y seguro que permite estudiar la función del nervio

  11. Curva de aprendizado da sonoanatomia do plexo braquial na região axilar Curva de aprendizaje de la sonoanatomía del plexo braquial en la región axilar Learning curve for the ultrasound anatomy of the brachial plexus in the axillary region

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    Pablo Escovedo Helayel

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    habilidades: reconocimiento de la Sonoanatomía, capacidad de generación de imágenes, alineación de la aguja al haz ultrasonográfico y reconocimiento de la dispersión del anestésico local. El objetivo de este estudio fue construir y evaluar curvas de aprendizaje de la generación de imágenes e identificación ultrasonográfica de las estructuras neurovasculares axilares. MÉTODO: Siete médicos en especialización en Anestesiología recibieron nociones teóricas y prácticas sobre principios básicos de la ultrasonografía y sonoanatomía axilar, para identificar ramas terminales del plexo braquial y vasos axilares. Cada ME realizó seis exámenes. Fueron evaluados la exactitud y el tiempo transcurrido para la identificación de las estructuras. Se calcularon las tasas de éxito en cada examen. La regresión lineal simple evaluó el tiempo para la identificación de cada estructura con relación al número del examen. RESULTADOS: Los vasos axilares fueron identificados en 100% de los exámenes. El nervio mediano fue identificado en un 83% de los exámenes entre el primero y el quinto. El nervio radial fue identificado en 100% de los exámenes. El nervio cubital fue identificado en un 67% de los casos en el primer examen y en un 83% de los casos del segundo al quinto procedimiento. El nervio musculocutáneo fue identificado en un 50% de los casos en el primer examen, en un 83% en el cuarto y en el quinto exámenes. Todas las estructuras fueron correctamente identificadas en el sexto examen. El tiempo promedio para la identificación de las estructuras se redujo significativamente entre el primer y el sexto examen (r = - 0,37. CONCLUSIONES: La memorización sonoanatómica axilar y la adquisición de habilidad manual de examen ultrasonográfico, fueron obligatorias para la progresión del aprendizaje y para que las tasas de éxito crecientes se asociasen con una reducción significativa del tiempo para la identificación de las estructuras.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES

  12. Risk factors for dislocation of the ulnar nerve after simple decompression for cubital tunnel syndrome.

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    Murata, K; Omokawa, S; Shimizu, T; Nakanishi, Y; Kawamura, K; Yajima, H; Tanaka, Y

    2014-01-01

    Anterior dislocation of the ulnar nerve is occasionally encountered after simple decompression of the nerve for treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the incidence of dislocation of the nerve following simple decompression of the nerve is correlated with the patient's preoperative characteristics and/or elbow morphology. We studied 51 patients with cubital tunnel syndrome who underwent surgery at our institution. Intraoperatively, we simulated dislocation of the nerve after simple decompression by flexing the elbow after releasing the nerve in each patient. Univariate and multiple logistic regression analysis showed that young age and a small ulnar nerve groove angle are positively correlated with dislocation of the nerve. Our results suggest that patients who are young and/or have a sharply angled ulnar nerve groove identified radiographically have a high probability of experiencing anterior dislocation of the ulnar nerve after simple decompression.

  13. Angiography of a hand with symptoms of an ulnar nerve entrapment syndrome

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    Kinnunen, J.; Toetterman, S.; Rindell, K.; Tervahartialla, P.; Slatis, P.

    1984-08-01

    An angiography of the hand was performed on a pianist suffering from symptoms of an ulnar nerve entrapment syndrome. The examination revealed in the hand a rare anomalous arterial pattern, which explains the patient's symptoms.

  14. Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging of the ulnar nerve in cubital tunnel syndrome.

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    Iba, K; Wada, T; Tamakawa, M; Aoki, M; Yamashita, T

    2010-01-01

    Diffusion-weighted images based on magnetic resonance reveal the microstructure of tissues by monitoring the random movement of water molecules. In this study, we investigated whether this new technique could visualize pathologic lesions on ulnar nerve in cubital tunnel. Six elbows in six healthy males without any symptoms and eleven elbows in ten patients with cubital tunnel syndrome underwent on diffusion-weighted MRI. No signal from the ulnar nerve was detected in normal subjects. Diffusion-weighted MRI revealed positive signals from the ulnar nerve in all of the eleven elbows with cubital tunnel syndrome. In contrast, conventional T2W-MRI revealed high signal intensity in eight elbows and low signal intensity in three elbows. Three elbows with low signal MRI showed normal nerve conduction velocity of the ulnar nerve. Diffusion-weighted MRI appears to be an attractive technique for diagnosis of cubital tunnel syndrome in its early stages which show normal electrophysiological and conventional MRI studies.

  15. Anteriorly positioned ulnar nerve at the elbow: a rare anatomical event: case report.

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    Satteson, Ellen S; Li, Zhongyu

    2015-05-01

    Two patients with an anteriorly positioned ulnar nerve at the elbow, identified during cubital tunnel release, are presented. Upon encountering an empty cubital tunnel, additional dissection found the ulnar nerve to course posterior to and to penetrate through the intermuscular septum 3 to 5 cm proximal to the medial epicondyle. It then ran anterior to the pronator-flexor mass before entering the forearm between the ulnar and the humeral heads of the flexor carpi ulnaris. Although a rare anatomical anomaly, an anteriorly positioned ulnar nerve is potentially an underreported finding. In individuals with cubital tunnel syndrome, diagnosis and surgical treatment may be negatively affected if the surgeon fails to recognize the aberrant anatomy. Upper extremity surgeons should also be mindful of this rare anomaly when performing elbow arthroscopy or medial epicondyle release to prevent inadvertent injury to the nerve.

  16. Applied anatomical study of the vascularized ulnar nerve and its blood supply for cubital tunnel syndrome at the elbow region.

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    Li, Mei-Xiu-Li; He, Qiong; Hu, Zhong-Lin; Chen, Sheng-Hua; Lv, Yun-Cheng; Liu, Zheng-Hai; Wen, Yong; Peng, Tian-Hong

    2015-01-01

    Cubital tunnel syndrome is often accompanied by paresthesia in ulnar nerve sites and hand muscle atrophy. When muscle weakness occurs, or after failure of more conservative treatments, anterior transposition is used. In the present study, the ulnar nerve and its blood vessels were examined in the elbows of 18 adult cadavers, and the external diameter of the nutrient vessels of the ulnar nerve at the point of origin, the distances between the origin of the vessels and the medial epicondyle of the humerus, and the length of the vessels accompanying the ulnar nerve in the superior ulnar collateral artery, the inferior ulnar collateral artery, and the posterior ulnar recurrent artery were measured. Anterior transposition of the vascularized ulnar nerve was performed to treat cubital tunnel syndrome. The most appropriate distance that the vascularized ulnar nerve can be moved to the subcutaneous tissue under tension-free conditions was 1.8 ± 0.6 cm (1.1-2.5 cm), which can be used as a reference value during the treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome with anterior transposition of the vascularized ulnar nerve.

  17. Applied anatomical study of the vascularized ulnar nerve and its blood supply for cubital tunnel syndrome at the elbow region

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    Mei-xiu-li Li

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Cubital tunnel syndrome is often accompanied by paresthesia in ulnar nerve sites and hand muscle atrophy. When muscle weakness occurs, or after failure of more conservative treatments, anterior transposition is used. In the present study, the ulnar nerve and its blood vessels were examined in the elbows of 18 adult cadavers, and the external diameter of the nutrient vessels of the ulnar nerve at the point of origin, the distances between the origin of the vessels and the medial epicondyle of the humerus, and the length of the vessels accompanying the ulnar nerve in the superior ulnar collateral artery, the inferior ulnar collateral artery, and the posterior ulnar recurrent artery were measured. Anterior transposition of the vascularized ulnar nerve was performed to treat cubital tunnel syndrome. The most appropriate distance that the vascularized ulnar nerve can be moved to the subcutaneous tissue under tension-free conditions was 1.8 ± 0.6 cm (1.1-2.5 cm, which can be used as a reference value during the treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome with anterior transposition of the vascularized ulnar nerve.

  18. Applied anatomical study of the vascularized ulnar nerve and its blood supply for cubital tunnel syndrome at the elbow region

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    Mei-xiu-li Li; Qiong He; Zhong-lin Hu; Sheng-hua Chen; Yun-cheng Lv; Zheng-hai Liu; Yong Wen; Tian-hong Peng

    2015-01-01

    Cubital tunnel syndrome is often accompanied by paresthesia in ulnar nerve sites and hand muscle atrophy. When muscle weakness occurs, or after failure of more conservative treatments, anterior transposition is used. In the present study, the ulnar nerve and its blood vessels were examined in the elbows of 18 adult cadavers, and the external diameter of the nutrient vessels of the ulnar nerve at the point of origin, the distances between the origin of the vessels and the medial epicondyle of the humerus, and the length of the vessels accompanying the ulnar nerve in the superior ulnar collateral artery, the inferior ulnar collateral artery, and the posterior ulnar recurrent artery were measured. Anterior transposition of the vascularized ulnar nerve was per-formed to treat cubital tunnel syndrome. The most appropriate distance that the vascularized ulnar nerve can be moved to the subcutaneous tissue under tension-free conditions was 1.8 ± 0.6 cm (1.1–2.5 cm), which can be used as a reference value during the treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome with anterior transposition of the vascularized ulnar nerve.

  19. Interfascicular neurolysis in chronic ulnar nerve lesions at the elbow: an electrophysiological study.

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    Interfascicular neurolysis of the ulnar nerve at the elbow was performed in nine consecutive patients with moderate to severe ulnar palsy. Sensory and motor conduction velocities were determined before and up to six times after the operation, and a follow-up period of three years or more in all but two patients. None of the patients recovered after the operation, and all developed severe and sometimes persistent paraesthesiae. Electrophysiologically there was no evidence of improvement immedi...

  20. Ulnar impaction syndrome with different operative methods: a comparative biomechanical study.

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    Yu, Ya-Dong; Wu, Tao; Tian, Fang-Tao; Shang, Yun-Tao; Yu, Xiao-Fei; Bai, Yan-Bin; Han, Chang-Ling

    2015-01-01

    Ulnar impaction syndrome seriously impairs wrist and hand function. Three main treatment procedures are available; however, little systematic research on the post-operation changes in wrist biomechanics currently exists. This study aimed to determine the long-term effects of these procedures and the optimal treatment methods for ulnar impaction syndrome. Twenty-four cases of fresh upper limb specimens were randomized into four groups: (1) the control group, (2) the ulnar-shortening operation group, (3) the Sauvé-Kapandji procedure group (distal radioulnar arthrodesis and intentional distal ulnar pseudoarthrosis), and (4) the Darrach procedure group (distal ulna resection). After keeping the wrist in a neutral position, a pressure sensitive film was applied. Starting at 0 N, the load was increased gradually at a speed of 0.1 N/s until reaching 200 N and then maintained for 60 s by the CSS-44020 series biomechanical machine. Then, the pressure sensitive films from each group were measured, and the results were analyzed with SPSS software. The mean pressure and force on the ulna in the groups followed a decreasing trend from the control group, Sauvé-Kapandji procedure group and ulnar-shortening operation group. The mean pressure of the scaphoid fossa and the force on distal aspect of the radius in the groups followed an increasing trend from the control group, Sauvé-Kapandji procedure group, ulnar-shortening operation group and Darrach procedure group. This study found no significant differences in the mean pressure of the scaphoid fossa and the force on distal aspect of the radius between the Sauvé-Kapandji procedure group and the ulnar-shortening operation group. The Sauvé-Kapandji procedure group showed the greatest mean pressure on lunate fossa. In this comprehensive analysis of wrist biomechanics, the ulnar-shortening operation was superior to the Sauvé-Kapandji procedure and Darrach procedure, which adequately maintained the anatomical relationships of the

  1. Guyon's tunnel syndrome during pregnancy with concomitant anomalous arch of the ulnar nerve: a case report.

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    Numerous causes are reported for ulnar nerve compression at the wrist, known as Guyon's tunnel syndrome. In the present article, a patient with Guyon's tunnel syndrome during pregnancy concomitant with an anomaly of ulnar nerve is described. A 29-year-old Iranian woman presented with clinical features of Guyon's tunnel syndrome (pain and paresthesia in the fifth finger of the left hand and atrophy of the first dorsal interosseus muscle). Symptoms of the patient appeared during the third trime...

  2. Axonal degeneration of the ulnar nerve secondary to carpal tunnel syndrome: fact or fiction?☆

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    The distribution of sensory symptoms in carpal tunnel syndrome is strongly dependent on the degree of electrophysiological dysfunction of the median nerve. The association between carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar nerve entrapment is still unclear. In this study, we measured ulnar nerve function in 82 patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. The patients were divided into group I with minimal carpal tunnel syndrome (n = 35) and group II with mild to moderate carpal tunnel syndrome (n = 47) accord...

  3. Ganglion Cyst Associated with Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Tear That Caused Ulnar Nerve Compression

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    Summary: Ganglions are the most frequently seen soft-tissue tumors in the hand. Nerve compression due to ganglion cysts at the wrist is rare. We report 2 ganglion cysts arising from triangular fibrocartilage complex, one of which caused ulnar nerve compression proximal to the Guyon's canal, leading to ulnar neuropathy. Ganglion cysts seem unimportant, and many surgeons refrain from performing a general hand examination.

  4. Ganglion Cyst Associated with Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Tear That Caused Ulnar Nerve Compression

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    Ugur Anil Bingol, MD

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Summary: Ganglions are the most frequently seen soft-tissue tumors in the hand. Nerve compression due to ganglion cysts at the wrist is rare. We report 2 ganglion cysts arising from triangular fibrocartilage complex, one of which caused ulnar nerve compression proximal to the Guyonʼs canal, leading to ulnar neuropathy. Ganglion cysts seem unimportant, and many surgeons refrain from performing a general hand examination.

  5. Delayed ulnar neuropathy at the wrist following open carpal tunnel release.

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

    2005-03-01

    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.

  6. Bupivacaína racêmica a 0,5% e mistura com excesso enantiomérico de 50% (S75-R25 a 0,5% no bloqueio do plexo braquial para cirurgia ortopédica. Estudo comparativo Bupivacaína racémica a 0,5% y mezcla con exceso enantiomérico del 50% (S75-R25 a 0,5% en el bloqueo del plexo braquial para cirugía ortopédica. Estudio comparativo Comparative study of 0.5% racemic bupivacaine versus enantiomeric mixture (S75-R25 of 0.5% bupivacaine in brachial plexus block for orthopedic surgery

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    Roberto Tsuneo Cervato Sato

    2005-04-01

    cirurgia ortopédica de membro superior.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: Con la finalidad de encontrar una droga más segura que la bupivacaína racémica, varios estudios fueron realizados con sus isómeros. Este estudio tiene como objetivo evaluar la eficacia de la mezcla con exceso enantiomérico del 50% (MEE50% de bupivacaína (S75-R25 a 0,5% comparada la de la bupivacaína racémica a 0,5% en el bloqueo del plexo braquial en pacientes sometidos a cirugía ortopédica de miembros superiores. MÉTODO: Participaron de este estudio, aleatorio y doblemente encubierto, 40 pacientes, con edade entre 18 y 90 años, estado físico ASA I y II, sometidos a cirugía ortopédica de miembros superiores, distribuidos en dos grupos: Grupo R, que recibió la solución de bupivacaína racémica a 0,5%, y Grupo L, que recibió la solución de la mezcla con exceso enantiomérico del 50% de bupivacaína (S75-R25 a 0,5%, ambas con epinefrina 1:200.000 y en un volumen de 0,6 mL.kg-1 (3 mg.kg-1, limitados a 40 mL. Fueron investigadas las características motoras y sensoriales de cada nervio envolvido (nervios musculocutáneo, radial, mediano, ulnar y cutáneo medial del antebrazo, bien como la incidencia de efectos colaterales. RESULTADOS: No hubo diferencia estadística significativa con relación a los aspectos demográficos. Los parámetros hemodinámicos fueron semejantes entre los grupos, solo que la presión arterial sistólica fue mayor en el Grupo R. No hubo diferencia significativa con relación al tiempo necesario para alcanzar la mayor intensidad de los bloqueos motor y sensitivo. Con una excepción, la latencia del bloqueo motor del grupo muscular inervado por el n. ulnar fue mayor en el Grupo L (10,75 versus 14,25 minutos. CONCLUSIONES: En ambos grupos fueron observados bloqueos motor y sensitivo adecuados para la realización de la cirugía, con pocos efectos colaterales, sugiriendo que la mezcla con exceso enantiomérico del 50% de bupivacaína (S75-R25 a 0,5% con epinefrina es

  7. Revisión sistemática del schwannoma localizado en el suelo oral. A propósito de un caso

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    Carlos A. Espinosa-Fariñas

    2016-04-01

    Conclusiones: Los schwannomas localizados en el suelo de la boca son infrecuentes. Se presentan en torno a los 40 años, con leve predominancia por el sexo masculino y del lado izquierdo del suelo oral. El tiempo de evolución se encuentra próximo a los 9 meses. Usualmente asintomático. Los nervios hipogloso y lingual se afectan por igual. En proporción similar, el nervio de origen no puede ser identificado. La punción aspiración con aguja fina no es efectiva. El tratamiento de elección consiste en la enucleación del tumor una vez diagnosticado. No se documentaron recidivas.

  8. The utility of segmental nerve conduction studies in ulnar mononeuropathy at the elbow.

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    Azrieli, Yevgeny; Weimer, Louis; Lovelace, Robert; Gooch, Clifton

    2003-01-01

    Patients with clinical evidence of ulnar mononeuropathy at the elbow may have normal routine motor and sensory nerve conduction studies, suggesting a low sensitivity for these methods. Other, more specialized techniques may have a higher sensitivity, increasing diagnostic yield, and provide more specific localization of the lesion. We compared the sensitivity and specificity of ulnar segmental nerve conduction studies (SgNCS or "inching") at 2-cm intervals with those of routine ulnar motor and sensory studies. We studied 21 arms with symptoms or signs of ulnar neuropathy and 25 asymptomatic control arms. SgNCS proved significantly more sensitive than more routine studies in diagnosing ulnar neuropathy at the elbow, with a sensitivity of 81%, whereas motor conduction velocity in a longer (10-14 cm) segment across the elbow was the next most sensitive at 24%. Recording from the first dorsal interosseous muscle did not improve sensitivity when compared with recording from the abductor digiti quinti. Short SgNCS significantly improves detection of ulnar mononeuropathy at the elbow and should be considered when routine studies are negative and clinical suspicion remains high.

  9. Iatrogenic Ulnar Nerve Injury post Laceration Suturing – An Unusual Presentation

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    Murali Mothilal

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Nerve entrapment while suturing a lacerated wound is a complication that is easily avoidable. We report a case low ulnar nerve palsy due to nerve entrapment while suturing a lacerated wound. Case Report: A 48 year old lady came with complaints of pain and a lacerated wound over the dorsomedial aspect of lower third of the left forearm. The lacerated wound was sutured elsewhere one week back. She had fracture of lower third of the ulna which was stabilised with plates and screws using a separate dorsal incision. She developed ulnar claw hand on the third postoperative day. Strength duration curve revealed neurotmesis of ulnar nerve. Ulnar nerve exploration was done and the nerve was found to be ligated at the site of original laceration. The ligature was released and nerve was found to be thinned out at the site. There was no neurological recovery at 5 months follow up and reconstruction procedures in form of tendon tranfer are planned for the patient. Conclusion: This is a case of iatrogenic ulnar nerve palsy which is very rare in our literature. This can be easily avoided if proper care is taken while suturing the primary laceration. A nerve can be mistakenly sutured for a bleeding vein and proper exposure while suturing will be necessary especially at areas where nerves are superficial. Keywords: Iatrogenic, ulnar nerve palsy

  10. Ulnar variance as a predictor of persistent instability following Galeazzi fracture-dislocations.

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    Takemoto, Richelle; Sugi, Michelle; Immerman, Igor; Tejwani, Nirmal; Egol, Kenneth A

    2014-03-01

    We investigated the radiographic parameters that may predict distal radial ulnar joint (DRUJ) instability in surgically treated radial shaft fractures. In our clinical experience, there are no previously reported radiographic parameters that are universally predictive of DRUJ instability following radial shaft fracture. Fifty consecutive patients, ages 20-79 years, with unilateral radial shaft fractures and possible associated DRUJ injury were retrospectively identified over a 5-year period. Distance from radial carpal joint (RCJ) to fracture proportional to radial shaft length, ulnar variance, and ulnar styloid fractures were correlated with DRUJ instability after surgical treatment. Twenty patients had persistent DRUJ incongruence/instability following fracture fixation. As a proportion of radial length, the distance from the RCJ to the fracture line did not significantly differ between those with persistent DRUJ instability and those without (p = 0.34). The average initial ulnar variance was 5.5 mm (range 2-12 mm, SD = 3.2) in patients with DRUJ instability and 3.8 mm (range 0-11 mm, SD = 3.5) in patients without. Only 4/20 patients (20%) with DRUJ instability had normal ulnar variance (-2 to +2 mm) versus 15/30 (50%) patients without (p = 0.041). In the setting of a radial shaft fracture, ulnar variance greater or less than 2 mm was associated with a greater likelihood of DRUJ incongruence/instability following fracture fixation.

  11. Guyon's tunnel syndrome during pregnancy with concomitant anomalous arch of the ulnar nerve: a case report.

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    Janmohammadi, Nasser

    2014-01-01

    Numerous causes are reported for ulnar nerve compression at the wrist, known as Guyon's tunnel syndrome. In the present article, a patient with Guyon's tunnel syndrome during pregnancy concomitant with an anomaly of ulnar nerve is described. A 29-year-old Iranian woman presented with clinical features of Guyon's tunnel syndrome (pain and paresthesia in the fifth finger of the left hand and atrophy of the first dorsal interosseus muscle). Symptoms of the patient appeared during the third trimester of pregnancy. Electro diagnostic studies confirmed Guyon's tunnel syndrome. Surgical exploration revealed an anomalous arch of the ulnar nerve passing through the flexor carpi ulnaris (FCU) tendon. The anomalous arch of the ulnar nerve was released by resection of the segment of FCU tendon passing through the ulnar nerve arch. Therefore, in patients with Guyon's tunnel syndrome, the ulnar nerve anomaly should be kept in mind as a cause. Moreover, pregnancy may have a provocative effect on Guyon's tunnel syndrome similar to carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).

  12. Guyon's tunnel syndrome during pregnancy with concomitant anomalous arch of the ulnar nerve: a case report.

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    Nasser Janmohammadi

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Numerous causes are reported for ulnar nerve compression at the wrist, known as Guyon's tunnel syndrome. In the present article, a patient with Guyon's tunnel syndrome during pregnancy concomitant with an anomaly of ulnar nerve is described. A 29-year-old Iranian woman presented with clinical features of Guyon's tunnel syndrome (pain and paresthesia in the fifth finger of the left hand and atrophy of the first dorsal interosseus muscle. Symptoms of the patient appeared during the third trimester of pregnancy. Electro diagnostic studies confirmed Guyon's tunnel syndrome. Surgical exploration revealed an anomalous arch of the ulnar nerve passing through the flexor carpi ulnaris (FCU tendon. The anomalous arch of the ulnar nerve was released by resection of the segment of FCU tendon passing through the ulnar nerve arch. Therefore, in patients with Guyon's tunnel syndrome, the ulnar nerve anomaly should be kept in mind as a cause. Moreover, pregnancy may have a provocative effect on Guyon's tunnel syndrome similar to carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS.

  13. The pattern of muscle involvement in ulnar neuropathy at the elbow

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    Dariush Eliaspour

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To determine the pattern of muscle involvement in patients with ulnar neuropathy at the elbow. Materials and Methods: This study evaluated all patients referred for upper limb electrodiagnostic study (EDX during 2007-2011 and included. patients with clinical signs and symptoms of ulnar neuropathy at the elbow. All patients had nerve conduction studies (NCS for ulnar neuropathy. Needle electromyography (EMG of four ulnar innervated muscles, flexor carpi ulnaris (FCU, flexor digitrom profoundus (FDP, first dorsal interosseous (FDI and abductor digiti minimi (ADM was evaluated. Results: During the study period 34 (23 males and 11 females patients were diagnosed with ulnar neuropathy at the elbow and three of them had bilateral involvement. Muscle involvement by EMG was as follows: FDI: 91.9%, ADM: 91.3%, FCU: 64.9% and FDP: 56.8%. Conclusion: In this study, EMG abnormalities of nerve damage were presented more commonly in the FCU muscle than in the FDP in patients with ulnar nerve lesion at the elbow.

  14. The superficial ulnar artery: development and clinical significance Artéria ulnar superficial: desenvolvimento e relevância clínica

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    Srinivasulu Reddy

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available The principal arteries of the upper limb show a wide range of variation that is of considerable interest to orthopedic surgeons, plastic surgeons, radiologists and anatomists. We present here a case of superficial ulnar artery found during the routine dissection of right upper limb of a 50-year-old male cadaver. The superficial ulnar artery originated from the brachial artery, crossed the median nerve anteriorly and ran lateral to this nerve and the brachial artery. The superficial ulnar artery in the arm gave rise to a narrow muscular branch to the biceps brachii. At the elbow level the artery ran superficial to the bicipital aponeurosis where it was crossed by the median cubital vein. It then ran downward and medially superficial to the forearm flexor muscles, and then downward to enter the hand. At the palm, it formed the superficial and deep palmar arches together with the branches of the radial artery. The presence of a superficial ulnar artery is clinically important when raising forearm flaps in reconstructive surgery. The embryology and clinical significance of the variation are discussed.As principais artérias do membro superior apresentam uma ampla variação, que é relativamente importante a cirurgiões ortopédicos e plásticos, radiologistas e anatomistas.Apresentamosumcaso de artéria ulnar superficial encontrada durante dissecção de rotina de membro superior direito de um cadáver masculino de 50 anos de idade.Aartéria ulnar superficial originava-se da artéria braquial, cruzava o nervo mediano anteriormente e percorria lateralmente esse nervo e a artéria braquial. A artéria ulnar superficial no braço deu origem a um ramo muscular estreito do músculo bíceps braquial. Ao nível do cotovelo, a artéria percorria superficialmente a aponeurose bicipital, onde era cruzada pela veia cubital mediana. Percorria, então, em sentido descendente e medialmente superficial aos músculos flexores do antebraço, e então descendia para

  15. Ulnar club hand surgical outcome: a 14 years study in Imam Khomeini hospital

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    Espandar R.

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Background: Ulnar club hand (ulnar deficiency is a rare congenital disorder of the upper extremity. In the Flatt series among 2758 congenital disorders of upper extremity only 28 cases of ulnar deficiency were reported. Due to its rarity and variations in presentation current data in the management of the deformity is very limited. Here we present our experience and results in comparing management of ulnar deficiency.Methods: We include all of the ulnar club hand patients (five boys and one girl with seven involved extremities from 1993 to 2006. After recognizing the type of deformity the classic management approach was performed that was splinting in corrective position until six months of age and then anlage resection. Syndactyly release was done in appropriate age according to involved rays, other operations for restoration of apposition was done after 18 months of age. Two of our patients were neglected, the first one was a 12 years old boy without any ulnar deviation but with syndactyly of the remaining rays and the other was a 32 years old male with severe ulnar deviation and partial syndactyly who is a skillful worker. We determined the effect of anlage resection on ulnar deviation of the wrist and restoration of opposition and syndactyly release on function of the limb.Results: In short term follow up, anlage resection was effective in prevention and correction of ulnar deviation, however the deformity was partially recurred later. Surprisingly, the function of the limb was not significantly affected with the extent of the deformity. On the other hand, the operations used for opposition of the thumb like first metacarpal rotational osteotomies and tendon transfers for powerful opposition, were more effective in the hand and also limb function compared with anlage resection alone.  Conclusions: Due to our observation of the neglected cases, the most important factor in the function of the hand is the function of the thumb, thus we

  16. Use of a pedicled adipose flap as a sling for anterior subcutaneous transposition of the ulnar nerve.

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    Danoff, Jonathan R; Lombardi, Joseph M; Rosenwasser, Melvin P

    2014-03-01

    In patients with primary cubital tunnel syndrome, we hypothesize that using a vascularized adipose sling to secure the ulnar nerve during anterior subcutaneous transposition will lead to improved patient outcomes. The adipose flap is designed to surround the ulnar nerve with a pliable, vascularized fat envelope, mimicking the natural fatty environment of peripheral nerves. This technique may offer advantages in securing the anteriorly transposed ulnar nerve and reducing instances of postoperative perineural scarring. Patients experience good functional outcomes; most experience resolution of symptoms.

  17. Applied anatomical study of the vascularized ulnar nerve and its blood supply for cubital tunnel syndrome at the elbow region

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    Cubital tunnel syndrome is often accompanied by paresthesia in ulnar nerve sites and hand muscle atrophy. When muscle weakness occurs, or after failure of more conservative treatments, anterior transposition is used. In the present study, the ulnar nerve and its blood vessels were examined in the elbows of 18 adult cadavers, and the external diameter of the nutrient vessels of the ulnar nerve at the point of origin, the distances between the origin of the vessels and the medial epicondyle of ...

  18. Anatomical Study of the Ulnar Nerve Variations at High Humeral Level and Their Possible Clinical and Diagnostic Implications

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    Background. Descriptive evaluation of nerve variations plays a pivotal role in the usefulness of clinical or surgical practice, as an anatomical variation often sets a risk of nerve palsy syndrome. Ulnar nerve (UN) is one amongst the major nerves involved in neuropathy. In the present anatomical study, variations related to ulnar nerve have been identified and its potential clinical implications discussed. Materials and Method. We examined 50 upper limb dissected specimens for possible ulnar...

  19. Atraumatic Main-En-Griffe due to Ulnar Nerve Leprosy.

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    Aswani, Yashant; Saifi, Shenaz

    2016-01-01

    Leprosy is the most common form of treatable peripheral neuropathy. However, in spite of effective chemotherapeutic agents, neuropathy and associated deformities are seldom ameliorated to a significant extent. This necessitates early diagnosis and treatment. Clinical examination of peripheral nerves is highly subjective and inaccurate. Electrophysiological studies are painful and expensive. Ultrasonography circumvents these demerits and has emerged as the preferred modality for probing peripheral nerves. We describe a 23-year-old male who presented with weakness and clawing of the medial digits of the right hand (main-en-griffe) and a few skin lesions since eighteen months. The right ulnar nerve was thickened and exquisitely tender on palpation. Ultrasonography revealed an extensive enlargement of the nerve with presence of intraneural color Doppler signals suggestive of acute neuritis. Skin biopsy was consistent with borderline tuberculoid leprosy with type 1 lepra reaction. The patient was started on WHO multidrug therapy for paucibacillary leprosy along with antiinflammatory drugs. Persistence of vascular signals at two months' follow-up has led to continuation of the steroid therapy. The patient is compliant with the treatment and is on monthly follow-up. In this manuscript, we review multitudinous roles of ultrasonography in examination of peripheral nerves in leprosy. Ultrasonography besides diagnosing enlargement of nerves in leprosy and acute neuritis due to lepra reactions, guides the duration of anti-inflammatory therapy in lepra reactions. Further, it is relatively inexpensive, non-invasive and easily available. All these features make ultrasonography a preferred modality for examination of peripheral nerves.

  20. Ataxia Espinocerebelosa tipo 2:relación entre las características electrofisiológicas de nervios craneales, la morfología facial y la expansión poliglutamínica

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    Se realizó un estudio longitudinal descriptivo prospectivo no experimental en 90 enfermos y 42 portadores asintomáticos de Ataxia SCA2 seleccionado mediante muestreo deliberado a los que se les practicaron examen clínico, estudios de conducción nerviosa periférica de nervios facial, hipogloso, accesorio, reflejo T mentoneano y de parpadeo, PEATC y examen morfométrico facial con el objetivo de caracterizar electrofisiológicamente, porciones periféricas y centrales de algunos nervios craneales...

  1. Manejo Odontológico del Síndrome de Moebius

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    Rosa M. Stabile-Del Vecchio

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available El síndrome de Möebius es una alteración congénita caracterizada por parálisis de los pares craneales debido a una atrofia de sus núcleos, principalmente se ven afectados el nervio facial y el nervio abducens causando parálisis facial y limitación del movimiento ocular. Otros nervios craneales también se ven afectados lo que trae anomalías dentales y esqueletales. Puede a su vez, estar asociado a malformaciones de las extremidades superiores e inferiores como sindactilia y pie equinovaro. Su etiología es aún desconocida, pero se relaciona a un problema vascular que afecta el desarrollo de los núcleos de los pares craneales. El objetivo de esta investigación es describir las característi as del Síndrome de Möebius y reportar 3 casos clínicos que acudieron a consulta odontológica.

  2. Ultrasound Diagnosis of Double Crush Syndrome of the Ulnar Nerve by the Anconeus Epitrochlearis and a Ganglion.

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    Lee, Sang-Uk; Kim, Min-Wook; Kim, Jae Min

    2016-01-01

    Double compression of the ulnar nerve, including Guyon's canal syndrome associated with cubital tunnel syndrome caused by the anconeus epitrochlearis muscle, is a very rare condition. We present a case of double crush syndrome of the ulnar nerve at the wrist and elbow in a 55-year-old man, as well as a brief review of the literature. Although electrodiagnostic findings were consistent with an ulnar nerve lesion only at the elbow, ultrasonography revealed a ganglion compressing the ulnar nerve at the hypothenar area and the anconeus epitrochlearis muscle lying in the cubital tunnel. Careful physical examination and ultrasound assessment of the elbow and wrist confirmed the clinical diagnosis prior to surgery.

  3. Two measurement methods of motor ulnar nerve conduction velocity at the elbow: A comparative study

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    Azma K

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Electrodiagnostically, localization of ulnar nerve lesions, which commonly occurs at the elbow, is sometimes problematic. Measurement of motor ulnar nerve conduction velocity (NCV at the elbow is amongst the most popular techniques to diagnose ulnar neuropathy. In this method, recording from the first dorsal interosseous muscle (FDI is suggested to be more sensitive than the abductor digiti minimi (ADM. However, the criterion for abnormality is based on the normal values recorded from ADM. Aims: To determine the normal values of Ulnar motor NCV using FDI and ADM and the difference between the values obtained from FDI and ADM. Additionally, to measure the amount of reduction of NCV across the elbow for each recording site. Materials and Methods: This was a cross-sectional study performed on 50 healthy volunteers (100 nerves. All subjects were in the same condition regarding joint position and surface hand temperature. We recorded ulnar NCV at forearm and across the elbow with recording electrode on both FDI and ADM, simultaneously. Results and Conclusions: The mean NCV at the elbow recorded from ADM and FDI were 62.65 ± 7.62 m/s and 60.49 ± 7.42 m/s respectively, showing significant difference. The ulnar minimum normal NCVs recorded from ADM and FDI were 47.4 m/s and 45.6 m/s, respectively. If the normal values of ADM are used as the basis for recording from FDI, it could lead to false-positive diagnosis of cases suspicious of ulnar neuropathy. Therefore it is preferred to use the normal values of FDI itself while recording.

  4. Ulnar nerve excursion and strain at the elbow and wrist associated with upper extremity motion.

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    Wright, T W; Glowczewskie, F; Cowin, D; Wheeler, D L

    2001-07-01

    Significant excursion of the ulnar nerve is required for unimpeded upper extremity motion. This study evaluated the excursion necessary to accommodate common motions of daily living and associated strain on the ulnar nerve. The 2 most common sites of nerve entrapment, the cubital tunnel and the entrance of Guyon's canal, were studied. Five fresh-frozen, thawed transthoracic cadaver specimens (10 arms) were dissected and the nerve was exposed at the elbow and wrist only enough to be marked with a microsuture. Excursion was measured with a laser mounted on a Vernier caliper fixed to the bone and aligned in the direction of nerve motion. A Microstrain (Burlington, VT) DVRT strain device was applied to the nerve at both the elbow and wrist. Nerve excursion associated with motion of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and fingers (measured by goniometer) was measured at the wrist and elbow. An average of 4.9 mm ulnar nerve excursion was required at the elbow to accommodate shoulder motion from 30 degrees to 110 degrees of abduction, and 5.1 mm was needed for elbow motion from 10 degrees to 90 degrees. When the wrist was moved from 60 degrees of extension to 65 degrees of flexion, 13.6 mm excursion of the ulnar nerve was required at the wrist. When all the motions of the wrist, fingers, elbow, and shoulder were combined, 21.9 mm of ulnar nerve excursion was required at the elbow and 23.2 mm at the wrist. Ulnar nerve strain of 15% or greater was experienced at the elbow with elbow flexion and at the wrist with wrist extension and radial deviation. Any factor that limits excursion at these sites could result in repetitive traction of the nerve and possibly play a role in the pathophysiology of cubital tunnel syndrome or ulnar neuropathy at Guyon's canal.

  5. MR neurography in ulnar neuropathy as surrogate parameter for the presence of disseminated neuropathy.

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    Philipp Bäumer

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: Patients with ulnar neuropathy of unclear etiology occasionally present with lesion extension from elbow to upper arm level on MRI. This study investigated whether MRI thereby distinguishes multifocal neuropathy from focal-compressive neuropathy at the elbow. METHODS: This prospective study was approved by the institutional ethics committee and written informed consent was obtained from all participants. 122 patients with ulnar mononeuropathy of undetermined localization and etiology by clinical and electrophysiological examination were assessed by MRI at upper arm and elbow level using T2-weighted fat-saturated sequences at 3T. Twenty-one patients were identified with proximal ulnar nerve lesions and evaluated for findings suggestive of disseminated neuropathy (i subclinical lesions in other nerves, (ii unfavorable outcome after previous decompressive elbow surgery, and (iii subsequent diagnosis of inflammatory or other disseminated neuropathy. Two groups served as controls for quantitative analysis of nerve-to-muscle signal intensity ratios: 20 subjects with typical focal ulnar neuropathy at the elbow and 20 healthy subjects. RESULTS: In the group of 21 patients with proximal ulnar nerve lesion extension, T2-w ulnar nerve signal was significantly (p<0.001 higher at upper arm level than in both control groups. A cut-off value of 1.92 for maximum nerve-to-muscle signal intensity ratio was found to be sensitive (86% and specific (100% to discriminate this group. Ten patients (48% exhibited additional T2-w lesions in the median and/or radial nerve. Another ten (48% had previously undergone elbow surgery without satisfying outcome. Clinical follow-up was available in 15 (71% and revealed definitive diagnoses of multifocal neuropathy of various etiologies in four patients. In another eight, diagnoses could not yet be considered definitive but were consistent with multifocal neuropathy. CONCLUSION: Proximal ulnar nerve T2 lesions at upper

  6. The Safety of Using Proximal Anteromedial Portals in Elbow Arthroscopy With Prior Ulnar Nerve Transposition.

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    Park, Sang-Eun; Bachman, Daniel R; O'Driscoll, Shawn W

    2016-06-01

    To report the safety of using the proximal anteromedial portal, using a simplified ulnar nerve management strategy derived from an earlier study, in a series of patients with previously transposed ulnar nerves. A retrospective review of all elbow arthroscopies performed by a single surgeon from 2009 to 2014 was performed. The following techniques were used if, by palpation, localization of the ulnar nerve was considered to be certain (group 1) or uncertain (group 2): In group 1 (certain) the proximal anteromedial portal was established in the normal antegrade fashion. In group 2 (uncertain) a 1- to 3-cm incision was made at the planned proximal anteromedial portal site, and blunt dissection down to the capsule was performed without identification of the nerve. The nerve was not visualized but sometimes was palpated through the wound to confirm its location anteriorly or posteriorly. If there was a disparity between the prior operative records and the physical examination findings, the nerve was explored through a 3- to 4-cm incision. We reviewed 394 elbow arthroscopy cases, 22 of which had a prior transposed ulnar nerve (21 subcutaneous and 1 submuscular) that required anterior-compartment arthroscopic surgery. Group 1 (certain location) consisted of 9 elbows (41%), whereas group 2 (uncertain location) consisted of 13 (59%). In 2 cases in group 2, the ulnar nerve was explored because of the disparity between the previous medical records and the physical examination findings. There were no operative ulnar nerve injuries related to the use of the proximal anteromedial portal. The proximal anteromedial portal was able to be used safely in patients with prior transposition of the ulnar nerve. This was achieved by using an algorithm based on the degree of certainty with which the nerve can be localized in the region of the planned portal by clinical palpation. Level IV, therapeutic case series. Copyright © 2016 Arthroscopy Association of North America. All rights

  7. Distal humeral Salter Harris (Type II) fracture repair by an ulnar osteotomy approach in a horse.

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    Ahern, Benjamin J; Richardson, Dean W

    2010-08-01

    To report repair of a comminuted distal humeral type II Salter-Harris fracture using an ulnar osteotomy approach and locking compression plates (LCP). Case report. A 3-month-old Standardbred filly with a type II Salter-Harris fracture of the distal humerus. Radiographic and computed tomography examinations were performed to assist surgical planning. The distal humeral fracture was approached by an ulnar osteotomy and repaired using a 7-hole broad LCP and screws inserted in lag fashion. The osteotomy was subsequently repaired using a 7-hole narrow LCP. The distal humeral fracture was successfully approached and stabilized by an ulnar osteotomy approach. At 6-month follow-up, the filly was ambulating comfortably with a normal cosmetic appearance. An ulnar osteotomy approach was readily performed and allowed for repair of a type II Salter-Harris fracture of the distal humerus. The equine distal humerus can be accessed readily using an ulnar osteotomy approach. LCPs allow for repair of complicated fractures that have previously been associated with a grave prognosis.

  8. Associations between ulnar nerve strain and accompanying conditions in patients with cubital tunnel syndrome.

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    Ochi, Kensuke; Horiuchi, Yukio; Nakamura, Toshiyasu; Sato, Kazuki; Morita, Kozo; Horiuchi, Koichi

    2014-01-01

    Pathophysiology of cubital tunnel syndrome (CubTS) is still controversial. Ulnar nerve strain at the elbow was measured intraoperatively in 13 patients with CubTS before simple decompression. The patients were divided into three groups according to their accompanying conditions: compression/adhesion, idiopathic, and relaxation groups. The mean ulnar nerve strain was 43.5 ± 30.0%, 25.5 ± 14.8%, and 9.0 ± 5.0% in the compression/adhesion, idiopathic, and relaxation groups respectively. The mean ulnar nerve strains in patients with McGowan's classification grades I, II, and III were 18.0 ± 4.2%, 27.1 ± 22.7%, and 33.7 ± 24.7%, respectively. The Jonckheere-Terpstra test showed that there were significant reductions in the ulnar nerve strain among the first three groups, but not in the three groups according to McGowan's classification. Our results suggest that the pathophysiology, not disease severity, of CubTS may be explained at least in part by the presence of ulnar nerve strain.

  9. Bilateral additional slips of triceps brachii forming osseo-musculo-fibrous tunnels for ulnar nerves.

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    Swamy, Rs; Rao, Mkg; Somayaji, Sn; Raghu, J; Pamidi, N

    2013-07-01

    Rare additional slips of triceps brachii muscle was found bilaterally in a sixty two year old South Indian male cadaver during routine dissection of upper limb for undergraduate students at Melaka-Manipal Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, India. On left side, the variant additional muscle slip took origin from the lower part of the medial intermuscular septum about 4 cm proximal to the medial humeral epicondyle. From its origin, the muscle fibres were passing over the ulnar nerve and were joining the triceps muscle to get inserted to the upper surface of olecranon process of ulna. On right side, the additional muscle slip was larger and bulkier and was arising from the lower part of the medial border of the humerus about 4 cm proximal to the medial epicondyle in addition to its attachment to the medial intermuscular septum. On both sides, the additional slips were supplied by twigs from the radial nerve. On both sides, the ulnar nerve was passing between variant additional slip and the lower part of the shaft of the humerus in an osseo-musculo-fibrous tunnel. Such variant additional muscle slips may affect the function of triceps muscle and can lead to snapping of medial head of triceps and ulnar nerve over medial epicondyle and also can dynamically compress the ulnar nerve during the contraction of triceps leading to ulnar neuropathy around the elbow.

  10. Extensive sonographic ulnar nerve enlargement above the medial epicondyle is a characteristic sign in Hansen’s neuropathy

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    N. Krishnam, Venkataramana; Kumar, Hari Kishan; Neladimmanahally, Vivekananda; Nagaraju, Umashankar; Kumar, Himanshu M.; Telleman, Johan A.; Visser, Leo H.

    2017-01-01

    Objective Earlier studies have shown sonographic enlargement of the ulnar nerve in patients with Hansen’s neuropathy. The present study was performed to determine whether sonography or electrophysiological studies can detect the specific site of ulnar nerve pathology in leprosy. Methods Eighteen patients (thirty arms) with Hansen’s disease and an ulnar neuropathy of whom 66% had borderline tuberculoid (BT), 27% lepromatous leprosy (LL) and 7% mid-borderline (BB) leprosy were included in the study. Cross-sectional area (CSA) of ulnar nerve was measured every two centimeters from wrist to medial epicondyle and from there to axilla. All patients underwent standard motor and sensory nerve conduction studies of the ulnar nerve. Thirty age and sex matched controls underwent similar ulnar nerve CSA measurements and conduction studies. Results Ulnar nerve was clinically palpable in 19 of the 30 arms of patients. Motor and sensory nerve conduction studies of the ulnar nerve showed a reduced compound motor action potential and sensory nerve action potential amplitude in all patients. Motor Conduction Velocity (MCV) in patients were slower in comparison to controls, especially at the elbow and upper arm, but unable to exactly locate the site of the lesion. In comparison to controls the ulnar nerveCSA was larger in the whole arm in patients and quite specific the maximum enlargement was seen between nulnar sulcus and axilla, peaking at four centimeters above the sulcus. Conclusions A unique sonographic pattern of nerve enlargement is noted in patients with ulnar neuropathy due to Hansen’s disease, while this was not the case for the technique used until now, the electrodiagnostic testing. The enlargement starts at ulnar sulcus and is maximum four centimeters above the medial epicondyle and starts reducing further along the tract. This characteristic finding can help especially in diagnosing pure neuritic type of Hansen’s disease, in which skin lesions are absent, and

  11. Clinical effects of internal fixation for ulnar styloid fractures associated with distal radius fractures: A matched case-control study.

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    Sawada, Hideyoshi; Shinohara, Takaaki; Natsume, Tadahiro; Hirata, Hitoshi

    2016-11-01

    Ulnar styloid fractures are often associated with distal radius fractures. However, controversy exists regarding whether to treat ulnar styloid fractures. This study aimed to evaluate clinical effects of internal fixation for ulnar styloid fractures after distal radius fractures were treated with the volar locking plate system. We used prospectively collected data of distal radius fractures. 111 patients were enrolled in this study. A matched case-control study design was used. We selected patients who underwent fixation for ulnar styloid fractures (case group). Three control patients for each patient of the case group were matched on the basis of age, sex, and fracture type of distal radius fractures from among patients who did not undergo fixation for ulnar styloid fractures (control group). The case group included 16 patients (7 men, 9 women; mean age: 52.6 years; classification of ulnar styloid fractures: center, 3; base, 11; and proximal, 2). The control group included 48 patients (15 men, 33 women; mean age: 61.1 years; classification of ulnar styloid fractures: center, 10; base, 31; and proximal, 7). For radiographic examination, the volar tilt angle, radial inclination angle, and ulnar variance length were measured, and the union of ulnar styloid fractures was judged. For clinical examination, the range of motions, grip strength, Hand20 score, and Numeric Rating Scale score were evaluated. There was little correction loss for each radiological parameter of fracture reduction, and these parameters were not significantly different between the groups. The bone-healing rate of ulnar styloid fractures was significantly higher in the case group than in the control group, but the clinical results were not significantly different. We revealed that there was no need to fix ulnar styloid fractures when distal radius fractures were treated via open reduction and internal fixation with a volar locking plate system. Copyright © 2016 The Japanese Orthopaedic Association

  12. Propuesta de tratamiento manual osteopático del síndrome del túnel carpiano. A propósito de un caso.

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    Barrios Coines, José Antonio

    2008-01-01

    El atrapamiento del nervio mediano en el túnel del carpo es una patología muy común de etiología normalmente idiopática, que aparece principalmente entre las mujeres y relacionada con el uso excesivo. El tratamiento fisioterápico tradicional se centra fundamentalmente en la zona donde se asientan los signos y síntomas más claros. En esta propuesta de tratamiento se intenta integrar y tratar otras estructuras que, aunque a distancia, puedan contribuir a la remisión tanto de la sint...

  13. Amount of ulnar resection is a predictive factor for ulnar instability problems after the Sauvé-Kapandji procedure: a retrospective study of 44 patients followed for 1-13 years.

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    Daecke, Wolfgang; Martini, Abdul-Kader; Schneider, Sven; Streich, Nikolaus A

    2006-04-01

    The Sauvé-Kapandji procedure can result in instability of the proximal ulnar stump. We reviewed 44 patients (mean follow-up time 6 (0.6-13) years) to investigate predictive factors for ulnar instability after Sauvé-Kapandji operation. We used several scores including an instability score specifically designed for this study. Patients with a longer proximal ulnar stump had significantly lower instability scores, significantly better Mayo Modified wrist scores and DASH scores, and also less pain than those with shorter proximal ulna. If the shortening of the proximal stump is less than 35 mm, a reliable improvement in motion and a high patient satisfaction can be expected. The risk of a painful ulnar instability is related to the amount of resection, and can be reduced by creating a long upper ulnar stump.

  14. Missed ulnar nerve injury and closed forearm fracture in a child

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    Amit Batra

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available 【Abstract】Ulnar nerve injury in closed fracture of forearm in children is uncommon. Commonly, neurapraxia is the reason for this palsy but other severe injuries or nerve entrapment has been reported in some cases. The impor-tance of diagnosis concerning the types of the nerve injury lies in the fact that they have totally different management. We present a case of ulnar nerve deficit in a child following a closed fracture of the forearm bones. It is imperative to diagnose exact cause of palsy as it forms the basis for treatment. MRI scan can help diagnosis and accordingly guide the management. Simple nerve contusion should be treated conservatively, and exploration with fixation of the fracture should be done in lacerations and entrapments of the nerve. Surgery is not the treatment of choice in cases that could be managed conservatively. Key words: Ulnar nerve; Peripheral nerve injuries; Forearm injuries; Child

  15. Hypothenar hammer syndrome: Distal ulnar artery reconstruction with autologous inferior epigastric artery.

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    Smith, Hadley E; Dirks, Marco; Patterson, Robert B

    2004-12-01

    Digital artery embolization and ulnar artery thrombosis are consequences of repetitive trauma and can lead to digit loss and debility from ischemia and cold intolerance. We postulate that an arterial autograft is a theoretically superior conduit to traditional saphenous vein, and report reconstruction with inferior epigastric artery. Three adult male smokers, ages 39 to 49 years, had severe digital ischemia and cold-induced vasospasm. Arteriograms confirmed occlusion of the distal ulnar artery without direct perfusion of the superficial palmar arch, distal digital artery embolization, and normal proximal vasculature. All reconstructions were performed from the distal most patent ulnar artery at the wrist to the superficial palmar arch (1 patient) or sequentially to the involved common digital arteries (2 patients), with inferior epigastric artery. Handling characteristics and size match between the arterial autografts and bypassed arteries was excellent. Patency has been confirmed with duplex scanning at follow-up of 8 to 24 months, with resolution of cold intolerance and successful digital preservation.

  16. Median and ulnar nerve compression at the wrist caused by anomalous muscles.

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    De Smet, L

    2002-12-01

    Compression of the median and ulnar nerves at the wrist is frequently encountered. Carpal tunnel syndrome usually occurs without any obvious extrinsic cause; several cases have however been reported caused by anomalous or hypertrophic muscles. A survey of the literature shows that compression neuropathy of the median nerve has been reported in relation with anomalies affecting three muscles: the first (or second) lumbrical, the palmaris longus and its anatomic variants and the superficial flexor of the index finger. In the ulnar tunnel the situation is thoroughly different: so-called idiopathic ulnar tunnel syndrome is rare and an extrinsic compressing structure can usually be disclosed. Anomalous muscles belong to the palmaris longus/abductor digiti minimi group; the flexor carpi ulnaris is sometimes involved. One can suspect the presence of such an anomalous muscle when the compression syndrome concerns a patient who is not within the "usual" age group with symptoms initiated or aggravated by physical exercise.

  17. Inserting the Ulnar Prosthesis into Radius as a Novel Salvage Surgery for Revision Total Elbow Arthroplasty with Massive Bone Defect

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    Mao-Qi Gong

    2016-01-01

    Conclusions: Inserting an ulnar prosthesis into the radius is a novel procedure for patients with a massive bone defect due to infection or aseptic loosening. It is a safe, quick, and effective treatment with a promising short-term outcome. This method should be provided as a salvage procedure for patients with a nonreconstructable ulnar bone defect.

  18. Concomitant Lipoma and Ganglion Causing Ulnar Nerve Compression at the Wrist: A Case Report and Review of Literature.

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    Gan, Lee Ping; Tan, Jacqueline Siau Woon

    2016-04-01

    We present a rare case of ulnar nerve compression caused by concurrent lumps-a lipoma and a ganglion at the wrist, with no prior report cited in the English literature. This case illustrates the possibility of dual concurrent pathologies causing ulnar neuropathy and the importance of not missing one.

  19. Perforator anatomy of the radial forearm free flap versus the ulnar forearm free flap for head and neck reconstruction

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    Hekner, D.D.; Roeling, TAP; van Cann, EM

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate the vascular anatomy of the distal forearm in order to optimize the choice between the radial forearm free flap and the ulnar forearm free flap and to select the best site to harvest the flap. The radial and ulnar arteries of seven fresh cadavers were injecte

  20. Association between distal ulnar morphology and extensor carpi ulnaris tendon pathology

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    Chang, Connie Y.; Huang, Ambrose J.; Bredella, Miriam A.; Kattapuram, Susan V.; Torriani, Martin [General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Division of Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts, Boston, MA (United States)

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    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between distal ulnar morphology and extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU) tendon pathology. We retrospectively reviewed 71 adult wrist MRI studies with ECU tendon pathology (tenosynovitis, tendinopathy, or tear), and/or ECU subluxation. Subjects did not have a history of trauma, surgery, infection, or inflammatory arthritis. MRI studies from 46 subjects without ECU tendon pathology or subluxation were used as controls. The following morphological parameters of the distal ulna were measured independently by two readers: ulnar variance relative to radius, ulnar styloid process length, ECU groove depth and length. Subjects and controls were compared using Student's t test. Inter-observer agreement (ICC) was calculated. There was a significant correlation between negative ulnar variance and ECU tendon pathology (reader 1 [R1], P = 0.01; reader 2 [R2], P < 0.0001; R1 and R2 averaged data, P < 0.0001) and ECU tendon subluxation (P = 0.001; P = 0.0001; P < 0.0001). In subjects with ECU tendon subluxation there was also a trend toward a shorter length (P = 0.3; P <0.0001; P = 0.001) and a shallower ECU groove (P = 0.01; P = 0.03; P = 0.01; R1 and R2 averaged data with Bonferroni correction, P = 0.08). ECU groove depth (P = 0.6; P = 0.8; P = 0.9) and groove length (P = 0.1; P = 0.4; P = 0.7) showed no significant correlation with ECU tendon pathology, and length of the ulnar styloid process showed no significant correlation with ECU tendon pathology (P = 0.2; P = 0.3; P = 0.2) or subluxation (P = 0.4; P = 0.5; P = 0.5). Inter-observer agreement (ICC) was >0.64 for all parameters. Distal ulnar morphology may be associated with ECU tendon abnormalities. (orig.)

  1. MRI shows thickening and altered diffusion in the median and ulnar nerves in multifocal motor neuropathy

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    Haakma, Wieke; Jongbloed, Bas A.; Froeling, Martijn

    2016-01-01

    Objectives To study disease mechanisms in multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) of the median and ulnar nerves. Methods We enrolled ten MMN patients, ten patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and ten healthy controls...... (HCs). Patients underwent MRI (in a prone position) and nerve conduction studies. DTI and fat-suppressed T2-weighted scans of the forearms were performed on a 3.0T MRI scanner. Fibre tractography of the median and ulnar nerves was performed to extract diffusion parameters: fractional anisotropy (FA...... nerves. CSA was significantly larger in MMN patients compared to ALS patients and HCs (p nerves...

  2. Ulnar impaction syndrome with different operative methods: a comparative biomechanical study

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    Yu, Ya-Dong; Wu, Tao; Tian, Fang-Tao; Shang, Yun-Tao; Yu, Xiao-Fei; Bai, Yan-Bin; Han, Chang-Ling

    2015-01-01

    Objective: Ulnar impaction syndrome seriously impairs wrist and hand function. Three main treatment procedures are available; however, little systematic research on the post-operation changes in wrist biomechanics currently exists. This study aimed to determine the long-term effects of these procedures and the optimal treatment methods for ulnar impaction syndrome. Methods: Twenty-four cases of fresh upper limb specimens were randomized into four groups: (1) the control group, (2) the ulnar-shortening operation group, (3) the Sauvé-Kapandji procedure group (distal radioulnar arthrodesis and intentional distal ulnar pseudoarthrosis), and (4) the Darrach procedure group (distal ulna resection). After keeping the wrist in a neutral position, a pressure sensitive film was applied. Starting at 0 N, the load was increased gradually at a speed of 0.1 N/s until reaching 200 N and then maintained for 60 s by the CSS-44020 series biomechanical machine. Then, the pressure sensitive films from each group were measured, and the results were analyzed with SPSS software. Results: The mean pressure and force on the ulna in the groups followed a decreasing trend from the control group, Sauvé-Kapandji procedure group and ulnar-shortening operation group. The mean pressure of the scaphoid fossa and the force on distal aspect of the radius in the groups followed an increasing trend from the control group, Sauvé-Kapandji procedure group, ulnar-shortening operation group and Darrach procedure group. This study found no significant differences in the mean pressure of the scaphoid fossa and the force on distal aspect of the radius between the Sauvé-Kapandji procedure group and the ulnar-shortening operation group. The Sauvé-Kapandji procedure group showed the greatest mean pressure on lunate fossa. Conclusions: In this comprehensive analysis of wrist biomechanics, the ulnar-shortening operation was superior to the Sauvé-Kapandji procedure and Darrach procedure, which adequately

  3. A rare variant of the superficial ulnar artery, and its clinical implications: a case report

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    Senanayake Kithsiri J

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The superficial ulnar artery is a rare variation of the upper limb arterial system that arises from the brachial or axillary artery and runs superficial to the muscles arising from the medial epicondyle 123. The incidence is about 0.7 to 7% 145. In our routine dissections we found a superficial ulnar artery, which crossed the cubital fossa superficial to the bicipital aponeurosis making it highly vulnerable to intra-arterial injection. This is a rare variation that every medical and nursing staff member should know about.

  4. Yoga induced acute ulnar nerve compression by a ganglion cyst in Guyon's canal.

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    Horner, Liana; Edelsohn, Lanny; Gakhal, Mandip

    2013-12-01

    Acute ulnar neuropathy at the wrist can be difficult to diagnose, as it is an uncommon neuropathy with variable clinical presentations and numerous etiologies. We present a case of acute ulnar neuropathy of the deep motor branch caused by a ganglion cyst in Guyon's canal. Interestingly, this case of acute loss of motor function occurred after the patient participated in yoga (specifically the downward dog position), and resolved spontaneously over time after stopping yoga, without surgical excision of the ganglion, suggesting exacerbation or protrusion of an occult ganglion cyst due to increased activity and compression of the hypothenar eminence.

  5. Ulnar neuropathy at the wrist in a patient with carpal tunnel syndrome after open carpal tunnel release.

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    Kim, Nack Hwan; Kim, Dong Hwee

    2012-04-01

    Ulnar neuropathy at the wrist is rarely reported as complications of carpal tunnel release. Since it can sometimes be confused with recurrent median neuropathy at the wrist or ulnar neuropathy at the elbow, an electrodiagnostic study is useful for detecting the lesion in detail. We present a case of a 51-year-old woman with a two-week history of right ulnar palm and 5(th) digit tingling sensation that began 3 months after open carpal tunnel release surgery of the right hand. Electrodiagnostic tests such as segmental nerve conduction studies of the ulnar nerve at the wrist were useful for localization of the lesion, and ultrasonography helped to confirm the presence of the lesion. After conservative management, patient symptoms were progressively relieved. Combined electrodiagnostic studies and ultrasonography may be helpful for diagnosing and detecting ulnar neuropathies of the wrist following carpal tunnel release surgery.

  6. Treatment of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tears of the Elbow

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    Erickson, Brandon J.; Bach, Bernard R.; Verma, Nikhil N.; Bush-Joseph, Charles A.; Romeo, Anthony A.

    2017-01-01

    Background: Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) tears have become common, and UCL reconstruction (UCLR) is currently the preferred surgical treatment method for treating UCL tears. Purpose/Hypothesis: The purpose of this study was to review the literature surrounding UCL repair and determine the viability of new repair techniques for treatment of UCL tears. We hypothesized that UCL repair techniques will provide comparable results to UCLR for treatment of UCL tears. Study Design: Systematic review and meta-analysis; Level of evidence, 4. Methods: A systematic review was registered with PROSPERO and performed with PRISMA guidelines using 3 publicly available free databases. Biomechanical and clinical outcome investigations reporting on UCL repair with levels of evidence 1 through 4 were eligible for inclusion. Descriptive statistics were calculated for each study and parameter/variable analyzed. Results: Of the 46 studies eligible, 4 studies (3 clinical and 1 biomechanical) were included. There were 92 patients (n = 92 elbows; 61 males [62.3%]; mean age, 21.9 ± 4.7 years) included in the clinical studies, with a mean follow-up of 49 ± 14.4 months. Eighty-six percent of repairs performed were on the dominant elbow, and 38% were in college athletes. Most UCL repairs (66.3%) were performed via suture anchors. After UCL repair, 87.0% of patients were able to return to sport. Overall, 94.9% of patients scored excellent/good on the Andrews-Carson score. Patients who were able to return to sport after UCL repair did so within 6 months after surgery. Biomechanically, when UCL repair was compared with the modified Jobe technique, the repair group showed significantly less gap formation than the reconstruction group. Conclusion: In patients for whom repair is properly indicated, UCL repair provides similar return-to-sport rates and clinical outcomes with shorter return-to-sport timing after repair compared with UCL reconstruction. Future outcome studies evaluating UCL repair

  7. Neuroimágenes en las alteraciones del sueño

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    Marcelo Gálvez, M.

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    Las imágenes médicas han representado un importante avance en el estudio de las enfermedades del sistema nervio cerebral. Sin embargo existe un importante grupo de enfermedades que se caracterizan por la ausencia o una muy leve alteración de la estructura cerebral que son muy difíciles de detectar utilizando imágenes convencionales, como las enfermedades psiquiátricas, algunos tipos de epilepsia y las alteraciones del sueño. Las alteraciones de la estructura se pueden estudiar más detallad...

  8. Acute GI bleeding by multiple jejunal gastrointestinal autonomic nerve tumour associated with neurofibromatosis type I Urgencia quirúrgica por sangrado intestinal debido a tumor intestinal de nervios autónomos asociados a neurofibromatosis tipo I

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    M. Keese

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available We describe a surgical emergency due to GI-bleeding caused by gastrointestinal autonomic nerve tumours (GANT's in a patient with von Recklinghausen's disease. A 72 year old female patient with von Recklinghausen's disease was admitted with maelena. Endoscopy showed no active bleeding in the stomach and the colon. Therefore an angio-CT-scan was performed which revealed masses of the proximal jejunum as source of bleeding. Laparotomy was indicated and a 20 cm segment of jejunum which carried multiple extraluminal tumours was resected. The source of the bleeding was a 2 cm tumour which had eroded the mucosal surface. Immunohistologically, evidence of neuronal differentiation could be shown in the spindle-formed cells with positive staining for C-Kit (CD 117, CD 34, and a locally positive staining for synaptophysine and S100. This case report illustrates the association between neurofibromatosis and stromal tumours and should alert surgeons and gastroenterologist about gastrointestinal manifestations in patients with von Recklinghausen's disease.Se describe una urgencia quirúrgica por sangrado intestinal debido a tumor gastrointestinal de nervios autónomos (GANT asociado a enfermedad de von Recklinghausen. Una mujer de 72 años con neurofibromatosis fue ingresada con signos de melena. La endoscopia digestiva alta y baja fue negativa. Se indicó TAC con contraste que advirtió tumores yeyunales como causa del sangrado. Se realizó laparotomía y resección de un segmento de 20 cm de yeyuno que incluía varios tumores. La causa del sangrado activo fue lesión en mucosa intestinal por erosión tumoral. El análisis por inmunohistoquímica de la pieza mostró diferenciación neuronal, con células fusiformes con tinción positiva para el C-Kit (CD 117, CD 34. Esta nota clínica pone de manifiesto la asociación entre la neurofibromatosis y los tumores estromales y debe alertar a gastroenterólogos y cirujanos sobre las posibles manifestaciones

  9. Isolated ulnar shaft fractures. Comparison of treatment by a functional brace and long-arm cast

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    Gebuhr, Peter Henrik; Hölmich, P; Orsnes, T;

    1992-01-01

    In a prospective study, we randomly allocated 39 patients with isolated fractures of the lower two-thirds of the ulnar shaft to treatment either by a prefabricated functional brace or a long-arm cast. Significantly better wrist function and a higher percentage of satisfied patients were found in ...

  10. Treatment of failed Sauvé-Kapandji procedures with a spherical ulnar head prosthesis.

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    Fernandez, Diego L; Joneschild, Elizabeth S; Abella, Diego M

    2006-04-01

    Radioulnar convergence is a painful complication after a Sauvé-Kapandji procedure, with a reported incidence of 13% to 39%. We evaluated 10 patients with painful radioulnar convergence treated with a spherical ulnar head prosthesis proximal to the radioulnar fusion mass. At a mean follow-up of 2.6 years, patients were evaluated clinically and radiographically to determine whether an ulnar head replacement could restore forearm stability, prevent radioulnar convergence, and reduce pain. Postoperatively, no patient had subjective complaints of radioulnar convergence or clinical signs of distal ulnar instability. Pain had improved in all patients. Grip strength, expressed as a percentage of the uninjured hand, improved on average from 27% to 55%. Range of motion improved in seven patients, worsened in two and remained the same in one. Nine of 10 patients returned to their previous occupation with an average working capacity of 76%. The prosthesis was stable radiographically in all patients. Complications included two fractures of the radioulnar fusion mass and the development of painful periprosthetic calcifications in one patient. Placement of a spherical ulnar head prosthesis after a Sauvé-Kapandji procedure provides adequate early results for patients with painful radioulnar convergence. Therapeutic study, level IV (case series).

  11. INDEX FINGER POSITION AND FORCE OF THE HUMAN FIRST DORSAL INTEROSSEUS AND ITS ULNAR NERVE ANTAGONIST

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    ZIJDEWIND, Inge; KERNELL, D

    1994-01-01

    In normal subjects, maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) and electrical ulnar nerve stimulation (UNS; 30-Hz bursts of 0.33 s) were systematically compared with regard to the forces generated in different directions (abduction/adduction and flexion) and at different degrees of index finger abduction.

  12. Ultrasound-guided surgical treatment for ulnar nerve entrapment: a cadaver study.

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    Poujade, T; Hanouz, N; Lecoq, B; Hulet, C; Collon, S

    2014-09-01

    Several open and endoscopic techniques for the surgical treatment of ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow (cubital tunnel syndrome) have been described that provide decompression with or without anterior transposition. Based on our experience with US-guided decompression for carpal tunnel syndrome in our department, we developed a similar surgical technique for the decompression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow. Using sixteen cadaver upper limbs, we performed decompression of all the structures possibly responsible for ulnar nerve compression at the elbow. The structures involved were Struthers' arcade, the cubital tunnel retinaculum, Osborne's fascia and Amadio-Beckenbaugh's arcade. The procedure was followed by anatomical dissection to confirm complete sectioning of the compressive structures, absence of iatrogenic vascular or nervous injuries and absence of nerve dislocation or instability. There were no remaining compressive structures after the release procedure. There was no iatrogenic damage to the nerves and no nerve dislocation was observed during elbow flexion or extension. In 3.4% cases, a thin superficial layer of one or more of the identified structures remained but these did not appear to compress the nerve based on US imaging. Using ultrasonographic visualization of the nerve and compressive structures is easy. Each procedure can be tailored according to the nerve compression sites. Our cadaveric study shows the feasibility of an US-guided percutaneous surgical release for ulnar nerve entrapment.

  13. Ulnar neuropathy at the elbow - Follow-up and prognostic factors determining outcome

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    Beekman, R; Wokke, JHJ; Schoemaker, MC; Lee, ML; Visser, LH

    2004-01-01

    Objective: To determine the outcome in patients with ulnar neuropathy at the elbow (UNE) treated surgically or conservatively, and the prognostic value of clinical, sonographic, and electrophysiologic features. Methods: After a median follow-up of 14 months, 69 of 84 patients initially included in a

  14. Ulnar sensory-motor amplitude ratio: a new tool to differentiate ganglionopathy from polyneuropathy

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    Raphael Ubirajara Garcia

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to evaluate if the ratio of ulnar sensory nerve action potential (SNAP over compound muscle action potential (CMAP amplitudes (USMAR would help in the distinction between ganglionopathy (GNP and polyneuropathy (PNP. Methods We reviewed the nerve conductions studies and electromyography (EMG of 18 GNP patients, 33 diabetic PNP patients and 56 controls. GNP was defined by simultaneous nerve conduction studies (NCS and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI abnormalities. PNP was defined by usual clinical and NCS criteria. We used ANOVA with post-hoc Tukey test and ROC curve analysis to compare ulnar SNAP and CMAP, as well as USMAR in the groups. Results Ulnar CMAP amplitudes were similar between GNP x PNP x Controls (p=0.253, but ulnar SNAP amplitudes (1.6±3.2 x 11.9±9.1 × 45.7±24.7 and USMAR values (0.3±0.3 × 1.5±0.9 × 4.6±2.2 were significantly different. A USMAR threshold of 0.71 was able to differentiate GNP and PNP (94.4% sensitivity and 90.9% specificity. Conclusions USMAR is a practical and reliable tool for the differentiation between GNP and PNP.

  15. Reconstruction of ulnar defect with vascularized rib graft: A case report.

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    Spiker, Andrea M; Humbyrd, Casey J; Osgood, Greg M; Yang, Stephen C; Deune, E Gene

    2017-02-01

    This case report describes the reconstruction of a segmental ulnar defect using a vascularized rib graft. A 27-year-old man was injured during military service by an improvised explosive device, resulting in bilateral through-the-knee amputations, left hand deformity, and a segmental left ulnar defect. After unsuccessful ulnar reconstruction with nonvascularized autologous bone and allograft bone substitutes, he presented to our institution. We removed the residual allograft fragments from the ulnar defect, harvested a vascularized left sixth rib with the intercostal artery and vein, secured the construct with internal hardware, and performed microanastomoses of the intercostal artery and vein to the posterior interosseous artery and vein. Postoperatively, he had a hematoma at the vascularized graft recipient site caused by anticoagulation therapy for his chronic deep vein thrombosis. Despite this, the rib graft successfully incorporated on the basis of radiographic and clinical examinations at 27 months. He had no pain and good function of the arm. The results of this case suggest that a vascularized rib graft for forearm reconstruction may be a viable option with minimal donor site morbidity. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Microsurgery 37:160-164, 2017.

  16. Pisotriquetral joint disorders: an under-recognized cause of ulnar side wrist pain.

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    Moraux, A; Lefebvre, G; Pansini, V; Aucourt, J; Vandenbussche, L; Demondion, X; Cotten, A

    2014-06-01

    Pisotriquetral joint disorders are often under-recognized in routine clinical practice. They nevertheless represent a significant cause of ulnar side wrist pain. The aim of this article is to present the main disorders of this joint and discuss the different imaging modalities that can be useful for its assessment.

  17. Pisotriquetral joint disorders: an under-recognized cause of ulnar side wrist pain

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    Moraux, A. [Hopital Roger Salengro, Service d' Imagerie Musculo-Squelettique, Centre de Consultation de l' Appareil Locomoteur, CHRU Lille (France); Imagerie Medicale Jacquemars Gielee, Lille (France); Lefebvre, G.; Pansini, V.; Aucourt, J.; Vandenbussche, L.; Cotten, A. [Hopital Roger Salengro, Service d' Imagerie Musculo-Squelettique, Centre de Consultation de l' Appareil Locomoteur, CHRU Lille (France); Demondion, X. [Hopital Roger Salengro, Service d' Imagerie Musculo-Squelettique, Centre de Consultation de l' Appareil Locomoteur, CHRU Lille (France); Pole Recherche Faculte de Medecine de Lille, Laboratoire d' Anatomie, Lille (France)

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    Pisotriquetral joint disorders are often under-recognized in routine clinical practice. They nevertheless represent a significant cause of ulnar side wrist pain. The aim of this article is to present the main disorders of this joint and discuss the different imaging modalities that can be useful for its assessment. (orig.)

  18. What is the best way to assess focal slowing of the ulnar nerve?

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    Dijk, J.G. van; Meulstee, J.; Zwarts, M.J.; Spaans, F.

    2001-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: The study assessed the influence of the length of the across elbow (AE) segment of the ulnar nerve on the true and false positive rates of velocity measurements of the AE segment. Using a short AE length will increase effects of the measurement error (ME), and using a long distance will '

  19. Stimulus electrodiagnosis and motor and functional evaluations during ulnar nerve recovery

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    Fernandes, Luciane F. R. M.; Oliveira, Nuno M. L.; Pelet, Danyelle C. S.; Cunha, Agnes F. S.; Grecco, Marco A. S.; Souza, Luciane A. P. S.

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Distal ulnar nerve injury leads to impairment of hand function due to motor and sensorial changes. Stimulus electrodiagnosis (SE) is a method of assessing and monitoring the development of this type of injury. OBJECTIVE: To identify the most sensitive electrodiagnostic parameters to evaluate ulnar nerve recovery and to correlate these parameters (Rheobase, Chronaxie, and Accommodation) with motor function evaluations. METHOD: A prospective cohort study of ten patients submitted to ulnar neurorrhaphy and evaluated using electrodiagnosis and motor assessment at two moments of neural recovery. A functional evaluation using the DASH questionnaire (Disability of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand) was conducted at the end to establish the functional status of the upper limb. RESULTS: There was significant reduction only in the Chronaxie values in relation to time of injury and side (with and without lesion), as well as significant correlation of Chronaxie with the motor domain score. CONCLUSION: Chronaxie was the most sensitive SE parameter for detecting differences in neuromuscular responses during the ulnar nerve recovery process and it was the only parameter correlated with the motor assessment. PMID:26786072

  20. INDEX FINGER POSITION AND FORCE OF THE HUMAN FIRST DORSAL INTEROSSEUS AND ITS ULNAR NERVE ANTAGONIST

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    ZIJDEWIND, Inge; KERNELL, D

    1994-01-01

    In normal subjects, maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) and electrical ulnar nerve stimulation (UNS; 30-Hz bursts of 0.33 s) were systematically compared with regard to the forces generated in different directions (abduction/adduction and flexion) and at different degrees of index finger abduction.

  1. Stimulus electrodiagnosis and motor and functional evaluations during ulnar nerve recovery

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    Luciane F. R. M. Fernandes

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Distal ulnar nerve injury leads to impairment of hand function due to motor and sensorial changes. Stimulus electrodiagnosis (SE is a method of assessing and monitoring the development of this type of injury. OBJECTIVE: To identify the most sensitive electrodiagnostic parameters to evaluate ulnar nerve recovery and to correlate these parameters (Rheobase, Chronaxie, and Accommodation with motor function evaluations. METHOD: A prospective cohort study of ten patients submitted to ulnar neurorrhaphy and evaluated using electrodiagnosis and motor assessment at two moments of neural recovery. A functional evaluation using the DASH questionnaire (Disability of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand was conducted at the end to establish the functional status of the upper limb. RESULTS: There was significant reduction only in the Chronaxie values in relation to time of injury and side (with and without lesion, as well as significant correlation of Chronaxie with the motor domain score. CONCLUSION: Chronaxie was the most sensitive SE parameter for detecting differences in neuromuscular responses during the ulnar nerve recovery process and it was the only parameter correlated with the motor assessment.

  2. MR neurography of ulnar nerve entrapment at the cubital tunnel: a diffusion tensor imaging study

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    Breitenseher, Julia B.; Berzaczy, Dominik; Nemec, Stefan F.; Weber, Michael; Prayer, Daniela; Kasprian, Gregor [Medical University of Vienna, Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy, Vienna (Austria); Kranz, Gottfried; Sycha, Thomas [Medical University of Vienna, Department of Neurology, Vienna (Austria); Hold, Alina [Medical University of Vienna, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vienna (Austria)

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    MR neurography, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and tractography at 3 Tesla were evaluated for the assessment of patients with ulnar neuropathy at the elbow (UNE). Axial T2-weighted and single-shot DTI sequences (16 gradient encoding directions) were acquired, covering the cubital tunnel of 46 patients with clinically and electrodiagnostically confirmed UNE and 20 healthy controls. Cross-sectional area (CSA) was measured at the retrocondylar sulcus and FA and ADC values on each section along the ulnar nerve. Three-dimensional nerve tractography and T2-weighted neurography results were independently assessed by two raters. Patients showed a significant reduction of ulnar nerve FA values at the retrocondylar sulcus (p = 0.002) and the deep flexor fascia (p = 0.005). At tractography, a complete or partial discontinuity of the ulnar nerve was found in 26/40 (65 %) of patients. Assessment of T2 neurography was most sensitive in detecting UNE (sensitivity, 91 %; specificity, 79 %), followed by tractography (88 %/69 %). CSA and FA measurements were less effective in detecting UNE. T2-weighted neurography remains the most sensitive MR technique in the imaging evaluation of clinically manifest UNE. DTI-based neurography at 3 Tesla supports the MR imaging assessment of UNE patients by adding quantitative and 3D imaging data. (orig.)

  3. Tratamiento del dolor secundario al síndrome de ATM mediante estimulación nerviosa periférica The management of pain secondary to TMJ syndrome using peripheral nerve stimulation

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    M. J. Rodríguez; C. Aldaya; M. Fernández-Baena

    2012-01-01

    Introducción: con el nombre de síndrome témporo-mandibular o síndrome de Costen se hace referencia a una patología cuyos síntomas más frecuentes son: dolor y chasquidos articulares, dificultad para abrir la boca e incomodidad en la articulación témporo-mandibular. Su diagnóstico es básicamente clínico. La ATM está inervada por el nervio aurículo-temporal rama colateral del nervio mandibular, III rama del trigémino. Material y método: presentamos un total de seis pacientes, tratadas entre el 2...

  4. Unusual nerve supply of biceps from ulnar nerve and median nerve and a third head of biceps

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    Arora L

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Variations in branching pattern of the brachial plexus are common and have been reported by several investigators. Of the four main nerves traversing the arm, namely median, ulnar, radial and musculocutaneous, the ulnar and median nerve do not give any branches to muscles of the arm. Ulnar nerve after taking origin from medial cord of brachial plexus runs distally through axilla on medial side of axillary artery till middle of arm, where it pierces the medial intermuscular septum and enters the posterior compartment of arm. Ulnar nerve enters forearm between two heads of flexor carpi ulnaris from where it continues further. It supplies flexor carpi ulnaris , flexor digitorum profundus and several intrinsic muscles of hand . We recently observed dual supply of biceps muscle from ulnar and median nerves in arm. Musculocutaneous nerve was absent. Although communications between nerves in arm is rare, the communication between median nerve and musculocutaneous nerve were described from the 19th century which could explain innervation of biceps from median nerve. But no accurate description of ulnar nerve supplying biceps could be found in literature. Knowledge of anatomical variation of these nerves at level of upper arm is essential in light of the frequency with which surgery is performed to transfer nerve fascicles from ulnar nerve to biceps in case of brachial plexus injuries. We also observed third head of biceps, our aim is to describe the exact topography of this variation and to discuss its morphological.

  5. [Sequential nerve conduction studies in a patient with ulnar neuropathy at the elbow treated by night athletic supporter].

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    Hasegawa, O; Matsumoto, S; Iino, M; Kirigaya, N; Wada, N; Mimura, E

    2000-05-01

    Ulnar nerve can be stretched with the elbow flexed position. To avoid elbow flexed position in patients with ulnar neuropathy at the elbow we used an athletic elbow supporter. We herein demonstrate a 31-year-old man with right ulnar neuropathy at the elbow whose neuropathy was resolved by using this supporter only at night. He had complained of weakness and paraesthesia in the ulnar side of his right hand. Nerve conduction studies of right ulnar nerve revealed decrease in the amplitude of compound nerve action potentials and a severe motor nerve conduction block with apparent conduction delay around the ulnar groove. A diagnosis of ulnar neuropathy at the elbow was done and we recommended him to wear an athletic elbow supporter at night. Paraesthesia of his right hand improved in a few days after starting this therapy. Three months later paraesthesia was resolved. One year later grip power of his right hand increased to 35 kg from 20 kg, and the conduction block at the elbow completely disappeared. Compound nerve action potentials, recorded at the segment of wrist to above elbow and wrist to finger, were improved equally. These observations suggest that the conduction block at the elbow entrapment site and the distal axonal degeneration gradually recovered together.

  6. Ultrasonography Detects Ulnar Nerve Dislocation Despite Normal Electrophysiology and Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

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    Pisapia, Jared M; Ali, Zarina S; Hudgins, Eric D; Khoury, Viviane; Heuer, Gregory G; Zager, Eric L

    2017-03-01

    Dislocation of the ulnar nerve (UN) occurs in a subset of patients with ulnar neuropathy. Electrodiagnostic and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies are performed to support the clinical diagnosis. We report the case of a patient with ulnar neuropathy with normal electrodiagnostic and MRI studies but with ultrasonography (US) showing UN dislocation, which prompted successful treatment by UN submuscular transposition. A healthy 15-year-old female softball player presented with right medial elbow pain and paresthesias of the fourth and fifth digits. She had 4+/5 strength in the right hand intrinsic muscles and a Tinel sign at the right elbow. A snap was palpated at the elbow upon flexion. MRI showed mild common flexor tendonitis, and electrodiagnostic studies showed normal motor responses and no conduction block at the elbow. High-resolution US showed dislocation of the UN over the medial epicondyle. UN dislocation was confirmed intraoperatively, and, after UN submuscular transposition, the patient reported complete resolution of her preoperative symptoms at 6-week follow-up and continued resolution at 1 year. Normal findings on electrodiagnostic or MRI studies should not immediately dissuade surgeons from operating on a symptomatic patient with a clinical examination supporting ulnar neuropathy and with US evidence of UN dislocation, because such a patient may experience postoperative symptom relief. Furthermore, the dynamic capability of US imaging complements data obtained from electrodiagnostic and MRI studies, especially when these tests are normal, and it should be considered by clinicians when evaluating patients with medial elbow pain or signs of ulnar neuropathy. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  7. MR neurography of ulnar nerve entrapment at the cubital tunnel: a diffusion tensor imaging study.

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    Breitenseher, Julia B; Kranz, Gottfried; Hold, Alina; Berzaczy, Dominik; Nemec, Stefan F; Sycha, Thomas; Weber, Michael; Prayer, Daniela; Kasprian, Gregor

    2015-07-01

    MR neurography, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and tractography at 3 Tesla were evaluated for the assessment of patients with ulnar neuropathy at the elbow (UNE). Axial T2-weighted and single-shot DTI sequences (16 gradient encoding directions) were acquired, covering the cubital tunnel of 46 patients with clinically and electrodiagnostically confirmed UNE and 20 healthy controls. Cross-sectional area (CSA) was measured at the retrocondylar sulcus and FA and ADC values on each section along the ulnar nerve. Three-dimensional nerve tractography and T2-weighted neurography results were independently assessed by two raters. Patients showed a significant reduction of ulnar nerve FA values at the retrocondylar sulcus (p = 0.002) and the deep flexor fascia (p = 0.005). At tractography, a complete or partial discontinuity of the ulnar nerve was found in 26/40 (65%) of patients. Assessment of T2 neurography was most sensitive in detecting UNE (sensitivity, 91%; specificity, 79%), followed by tractography (88%/69%). CSA and FA measurements were less effective in detecting UNE. T2-weighted neurography remains the most sensitive MR technique in the imaging evaluation of clinically manifest UNE. DTI-based neurography at 3 Tesla supports the MR imaging assessment of UNE patients by adding quantitative and 3D imaging data. • DTI and tractography support conventional MR neurography in the detection of UNE • Regionally reduced FA values and discontinuous tractography patterns indicate UNE • T2-weighted MR neurography remains the imaging gold standard in cases of UNE • DTI-based ulnar nerve tractography offers additional topographic information in 3D.

  8. Pertinencia del uso de implantes dentales cortos en pacientes con atrofia ósea severa: revisión de la literatura

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    R. Azañón Hernández; I. Martínez Lara; J. Ferrer Gallego; R. Marzo Alzota

    2013-01-01

    El propósito de este artículo es determinar la pertinencia del uso de implantes cortos, definiéndolos como "aquellos cuya longitud es ≤8 mm" a través de la bibliografía existente. Hemos centrado la búsqueda en la comparación del uso de implantes de esta longitud, frente a otros tratamientos alternativos (injertos óseos, elevación de seno, transposición del nervio dentario, etc.) en pacientes con atrofia maxilar severa. Se dan respuesta a las siguientes cuestiones: ¿El uso de implantes dentale...

  9. Pertinencia del uso de implantes dentales cortos en pacientes con atrofia ósea severa: revisión de la literatura

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    R. Azañón Hernández; I. Martínez Lara; J. Ferrer Gallego; R. Marzo Alzota

    2013-01-01

    El propósito de este artículo es determinar la pertinencia del uso de implantes cortos, definiéndolos como "aquellos cuya longitud es ≤8 mm" a través de la bibliografía existente. Hemos centrado la búsqueda en la comparación del uso de implantes de esta longitud, frente a otros tratamientos alternativos (injertos óseos, elevación de seno, transposición del nervio dentario, etc.) en pacientes con atrofia maxilar severa. Se dan respuesta a las siguientes cuestiones: ¿El uso de implantes dentale...

  10. Estudio de las relaciones y disposición espacial del Conducto Auditivo Interno y de sus elementos anatómicos

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    Esborrat, Luciano Martín

    2006-01-01

    El conocimiento de la disposición espacial del conducto auditivo interno, de sus relaciones y de los elementos anatómicos que discurren dentro del mismo adquiere especial importancia en el tratamiento quirúrgico de las patologías de aquel, concretamente de los tumores del VIII par craneal, generalmente schwanomas originados en la porción vestibular de dicho nervio, que si bien son poco frecuentes representan aproximadamente el 8% de los tumores endocraneales. Con mucha menor frecuencia, se re...

  11. Sistemas de liberação controlada com bupivacaína racêmica (S50-R50 e mistura enantiomérica de bupivacaína (S75-R25: efeitos da complexação com ciclodextrinas no bloqueio do nervo ciático em camundongos Sistemas de liberación controlada con bupivacaína racémica (S50-R50 y mescla enantiomérica de bupivacaína (S75-R25: efectos de la complexación con ciclodextrinas en el bloqueo del nervio ciático en ratones Drug-delivery systems for racemic bupivacaine (S50-R50 and bupivacaine enantiomeric mixture (S75-R25: cyclodextrins complexation effects on sciatic nerve blockade in mice

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    Daniele Ribeiro de Araújo

    2005-06-01

    preparaciones como la mezcla enantiomérica de bupivacaína (S75-R25. Los sistemas de liberación controlada, conteniendo AL en carreadores como ciclodextrinas (CD, tienen como objetivo mejorar la eficacia anestésica y el índice terapéutico de esas drogas. Este estudio visó la preparación, caracterización y evaluación de la eficacia anestésica de los complejos de inclusión de la mezcla enantiomérica de la bupivacaína (S75-R25 y de la bupivacaína racémica (S50-R50 con hidroxipropilb-ciclodextrina (HPb-CD comparándolos con las preparaciones actualmente utilizadas en la clínica. MÉTODO: Los complejos de inclusión fueron preparados mezclándose cantidades apropiadas de HPb-CD y S50-R50 ó S75-R25 en las razones molares (1:1 y 1:2 y caracterizados por estudios de solubilidad de fases. Se determinaron las constantes de afinidad (K de cada AL por la HPb-CD. Los bloqueos motor y sensorial inducidos por las drogas libres y complejadas fueron evaluados en ratones, a través del bloqueo del nervio ciático. Para la realización de los experimentos, se utilizaron tres concentraciones de AL: 0,125; 0,25 y 0,5%. RESULTADOS: Los estudios de solubilidad indicaron la formación de complejos de inclusión de S50-R50 y S75-R25 con HPb-CD, con valores de constante de afinidad (K análogos para los dos anestésicos: 14,7 M-1 (S50-R50: HP-bCD y 14,3 M-1 (S75-R25: HP-bCD. Las pruebas en animales mostraron que la complejidad potenció el bloqueo nervioso diferencial inducido por los AL: i la duración del bloqueo motor inducido por S75-R25 fue análogo al del S50-R50, pero menos intenso (p BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Bupivacaine-induced side effects have led to the search for new local anesthetics (LA with similar potency and lower toxicity, such as bupivacaine enantiomeric mixture (S75-R25. Drug-delivery systems for LA in carriers, such as cyclodextrins (CD, have been developed to improve anesthetic potency and therapeutic index of those drugs. This study aimed at preparing

  12. An aberrant anatomic variation along the course of the ulnar nerve above the elbow with coexistent cubital tunnel syndrome.

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    Chow, James C Y; Papachristos, Athanasios A; Ojeda, Alvaro

    2006-10-01

    We report on a patient with an unusual anatomic variation along the course of ulnar nerve above the elbow who had cubital tunnel syndrome. The variation consisted of a cutaneous neural branch that was originating at a distance of approximately 40 mm proximal to the medial epicondyle, and from the radial aspect of the main trunk of ulnar nerve. The branch had a superficial course and it was passing distally, anterior to the medial epicondyle without penetrating the fascia of the flexor muscles origin. Anterior intramuscular transposition of the ulnar nerve was performed leaving the newly found branch over the fascia between the muscles and the adipose subcutaneous tissue.

  13. Ulnar Neuropathy at the Wrist in a Patient with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome after Open Carpal Tunnel Release

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    Ulnar neuropathy at the wrist is rarely reported as complications of carpal tunnel release. Since it can sometimes be confused with recurrent median neuropathy at the wrist or ulnar neuropathy at the elbow, an electrodiagnostic study is useful for detecting the lesion in detail. We present a case of a 51-year-old woman with a two-week history of right ulnar palm and 5th digit tingling sensation that began 3 months after open carpal tunnel release surgery of the right hand. Electrodiagnostic t...

  14. Diseño de una clínica del dolor en el norte de la ciudad de Guayaquil.

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    El médico general con el conocimiento del manejo del dolor debe tratar adecuadamente el dolor con farmacológica, así como con un equipo multidisciplinario que incluye al psicólogo, psiquiatría y trabajador social, con lo que se cubre al 90% de los pacientes con dolor; sin embargo un resto necesita un tratamiento más invasivo, con bloqueos de diferentes tipos o ablaciones quirúrgicas. Los métodos invasivos implican desde simples como la infiltración local para la ablación de un nervio. Tod...

  15. Ulnar forearm osteocutaneous flap harvesting using Kapandji procedure for pre-existing complicated fibular flap on mandible reconstruction--cadaveric and clinical study.

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    Lin, Chih-Hung; Liao, Chun-Ta; Lin, Cheng-Hung; Tan, Bien-Keem; Lee, Chun-Ta

    2015-05-01

    It is not uncommon that after using a fibular flap for lower gum cancer reconstruction, nonunion, chronic osteomyelitis, or fibular bone exposure occurs, which requires a composite bone and soft tissue reconstruction. Radial forearm osteocutaneous flap possesses the risk of stress fracture. Ulnar forearm osteocutaneous flap can be another option for small bone defect reconstruction. Six patients who had undergone fibular flap for mandible reconstructions and sustained either bone exposure (3 patients), chronic osteomyelitis (1 patient), malocclusion (1 patient), or osteoradionecrosis (1 patient) underwent ulnar forearm osteocutaneous flap with 3-cm ulnar bone for touch-up procedure. The distal radioulnar joints were fused with a screw. Six ulnar forearm osteocutaneous flap dissections were also performed on 4 fresh frozen cadavers to clarify the anatomic distribution of the distal ulnar artery. All 6 ulnar forearm osteocutaneous flaps survived with one re-exploration for venous occlusion. All presented bone union. Comparable to the clinical dissection, the cadaveric distal ulnar artery demonstrates a periosteal branch that runs between the proper ulnar nerve and dorsal sensory nerve. This periosteal branch comes out of an ulnar artery approximately 3 cm proximal to the wrist joint. Ulnar forearm osteocutaneous flap can provide a secondary flap of wide skin paddle and small segment bone for specific mandibular defect after a fibular flap transfer.

  16. Salvage of a failed Sauve-Kapandji procedure using a total distal radio-ulnar joint replacement.

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    Atwal, N S; Clark, D A; Amirfeyz, R; Bhatia, R

    2010-01-01

    This is the first report in the literature of a patient treated with a DRUJ replacement after Sauvé-Kapandji procedure failed due to pain and instability. The DRUJ replacement is an unconstrained, biomechanically more advantageous implant which can confer stability in cases where soft tissues are inadequate. We describe the treatment and outcome of persistent ulnar instability with a distal radio-ulnar joint replacement following failed salvage procedures for a malunion of a distal radius fracture.

  17. Inserting the Ulnar Prosthesis into Radius as a Novel Salvage Surgery for Revision Total Elbow Arthroplasty with Massive Bone Defect

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    Gong, Mao-Qi; Jiang, Ji-Le; Jiang, Xie-Yuan; Zha, Ye-Jun; Li, Ting

    2016-01-01

    Background: Infection and aseptic loosening are common complications of total elbow arthroplasty (TEA) and often require revision surgery. However, bone defects, along with other complications, bring an extra difficulty to the second surgery, especially for patients with a massive bone defect in the proximal ulna. Several methods including allograft or autograft have been introduced into practice, but none sufficiently solves these problems. Methods: We conducted a new surgical method for patients with a massive ulnar bone defect needing revision TEA. During revision arthroplasty, the ulnar prosthesis was inserted into the radius as a salvage procedure. Four consecutive patients received revision arthroplasty with this method between 2013 and 2016. Patients’ data were collected to evaluate the clinical outcome. Results: All patients had a Grade III ulnar bone defect. At the last follow-up session, all patients reported a painless, functional elbow joint. Three patients suffered from a periprosthetic infection that was completely cured using the two-stage method. No major complications, including infection, aseptic loosening, or wound problems were found. One patient had a transient ulnar neuritis, and another had a transient radial neuritis. Both patients had full recovery at the last follow-up session. Conclusions: Inserting an ulnar prosthesis into the radius is a novel procedure for patients with a massive bone defect due to infection or aseptic loosening. It is a safe, quick, and effective treatment with a promising short-term outcome. This method should be provided as a salvage procedure for patients with a nonreconstructable ulnar bone defect. PMID:27503015

  18. Radial and ulnar bursae of the wrist: cadaveric investigation of regional anatomy with ultrasonographic-guided tenography and MR imaging

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    Aguiar, R.O.C. [Veterans Affairs Medical Center - San Deigo, La Jolla, CA (United States); Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Gasparetto, E.L.; Marchiori, E. [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Escuissato, D.L. [Parana Univ., Curitiba (Brazil); Trudell, D.J.; Haghighi, P.; Resnik, D. [Veterans Affairs Medical Center - San Deigo, La Jolla, CA (United States)

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    To demonstrate the anatomy of the radial and ulnar bursae of the wrist using MR and US images. Ultrasonographic-guided tenography of the tendon sheath of flexor pollicis longus (FPL) and the common tendon sheath of the flexor digitorum of the fifth digit (FD5) of ten cadaveric hands was performed, followed by magnetic resonance imaging and gross anatomic correlation. Patterns of communication were observed between these tendon sheaths and the radial and ulnar bursae of the wrist. The tendon sheath of the FPL communicated with the radial bursa in 100% (10/10) of cases, and the tendon sheath of the FD5 communicated with the ulnar bursa in 80% (8/10). Communication of the radial and ulnar bursae was evident in 100% (10/10), and presented an ''hourglass'' configuration in the longitudinal plane. The ulnar and radial bursae often communicate. The radial bursa communicates with the FPL tendon sheath, and the ulnar bursa may communicate with the FD5 tendon sheath.

  19. The primary Sauve-Kapandji procedure--for treatment of comminuted distal radius and ulnar fractures.

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    Horii, E; Ohmachi, T; Nakamura, R

    2005-02-01

    We have performed primary Sauve-Kapandji procedures on four patients with severe open comminuted fractures of both the distal radius and ulna. The fragmented distal ulna was fixed to the sigmoid notch in order to stabilize the ulnar side of the carpus, and a proximal pseudoarthrosis was maintained for forearm rotation. All the distal radial fractures united without major complications. The mean wrist flexion/extension arc was 76 degrees , the mean pronation/supination arc was 135 degrees, and grip strength was 64% of the contralateral side. All patients returned to their work or daily activities within short time period without any additional surgical treatment, except for removal of implants in three patients. The primary Sauve-Kapandji procedure is effective for the reconstruction of severely combined distal radius and ulnar fractures.

  20. Delayed distal radio-ulnar joint instability after Galeazzi type fracture fixation in a child.

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    Jettoo, P; de Kiewiet, Gp

    2010-10-15

    We report a rare case of delayed distal radio-ulnar joint instability with malunion of a Galeazzi-type radius fracture in a 10- year-old boy. He underwent operative intervention with flexible intramedullary nailing of the radius. He had careful clinical and intra-operative evaluation under image intensifier, and regular clinical and radiological assessments subsequently in clinic, and his distal radio-ulnar joint (DRUJ) was stable. He nonetheless developed DRUJ instability with malunion of radial midshaft fracture at 4 months. Corrective osteotomy for forearm fracture malunion is an uncommon procedure in children. He underwent a corrective radial osteotomy at the site of malunion, held with a Pennig external fixator, with reconstruction of the DRUJ subluxation. He made a good recovery with full restoration of wrist and forearm function, which was maintained at 17 months.

  1. Missed ulnar nerve injury and closed forearm fracture in a child

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    Batra Amit; Devgan Ashish; Verma Vinit; Singh Raj; Batra Shivani; Magu Narender; Singla Rohit

    2013-01-01

    Ulnar nerve injury in closed fracture of forearm in children is uncommon.Commonly,neurapraxia is the reason for this palsy but other severe injuries or nerve entrapment has been reported in some cases.The importance of diagnosis concerning the types of the nerve injury lies in the fact that they have totally different management.We present a case of ulnar nerve deficit in a child following a closed fracture of the forearm bones.It is imperative to diagnose exact cause of palsy as it forms the basis for treatment.MRI scan can help diagnosis and accordingly guide the management.Simple nerve contusion should be treated conservatively,and exploration with fixation of the fracture should be done in lacerations and entrapments of the nerve.Surgery is not the treatment of choice in cases that could be managed conservatively.

  2. Cannieu-Riche anastomosis of the ulnar to median nerve in the hand: case report.

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    Paraskevas, G; Ioannidis, O; Martoglou, S

    2010-01-01

    We observed in a male cadaver the presence of a new type of very long Cannieu-Riche anastomosis between the proximal portion of the deep branch of the ulnar nerve for the adductor pollicis and ramus of the recurrent branch of the median nerve to the superficial head of the flexor pollicis brevis. The clinical relevance of such a communication is the possible preservation of the function of all or part of thenar muscles from the ulnar nerve in case of median nerve lesion. The ignorance of that anomaly can induce obscure clinical, surgical and electroneuromyographical findings. We report on the incidence, the double innervation and the clinical significance of Cannieu-Riche anastomosis and provide a new classification of the various types of this nerval connection.

  3. ALTERATIONS IN FREQUENCY OF ULNAR LOOPS AND ‘ATD’ ANGLE IN CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE

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    Jaywant

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION Dermatoglyphics is a scientific study of epidermal ridge configuration on palm, soles and fingertips valuable for medico legal and genetic investigations. Dermatoglyphics form in utero during early gestation and may be influenced by genetic and environmental factors operating at that time. Present investigation was undertaken to study alterations in dermatoglyphic patterns with special reference to various congenital heart diseases (CHD. The study involved 102 cases of CHD and 100 cases of normal individuals. It was observed that percent frequency of ulnar loops significantly increased in CHD group as compared to control group. Mean 'atd' angle was also increased in CHD group as compared to control group indicating distal displacement of palmar axial triradius (t. Thus, rise in frequency of ulnar loops and increase in 'atd' angle can be considered as one of the diagnostic criteria for CHD.

  4. Which motor nerve conduction study is best in ulnar neuropathy at the elbow?

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    Shakir, Ali; Micklesen, Paula J; Robinson, Lawrence R

    2004-04-01

    There is debate regarding how best to utilize ulnar motor nerve conduction velocity (MNCV) to identify ulnar neuropathy at the elbow (UNE). We used receiver operator characteristic (ROC) curves to compare absolute across-elbow MNCV with MNCV difference between elbow and forearm segments (VDIF) when recording from abductor digiti minimi (ADM) and first dorsal interosseous (FDI) muscles. Also, we determined how their utility was impacted by low amplitudes of compound muscle action potentials (CMAPs). We studied 85 subjects with UNE and 77 subjects with carpal tunnel syndrome but without clinical evidence of UNE. The UNE group was divided into three subgroups based on CMAP amplitude. At 95% specificity, MNCV sensitivities were 80% at ADM and 77% at FDI, and VDIF sensitivities were 51% at ADM and 38% at FDI. The ROC curves showed MNCV to be superior to VDIF across all amplitude subgroups; however, confidence intervals overlapped when amplitude was high.

  5. Radius graft pedicled on the anterior interosseous artery for recurrent ulnar nonunion.

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    Andro, C; Richou, J; Schiele, P; Hu, W; Le Nen, D

    2011-06-01

    Recurrent ulnar nonunion challenges the functional prognosis and raises major problems concerning the best therapeutic strategy to follow. The case of a female patient presenting recurrent nonunion of the ulnar diaphysis despite successive treatments is reported. The radius graft pedicled on the anterior interosseous artery from a retrograde approach obtained bone union in 3 months with no functional sequelae. For the first time, we propose a therapeutic alternative calling on a proximally pedicled anterior interosseous flap. This technique can be performed under locoregional anesthesia and does not sacrifice the main artery of the forearm. However, the size of the graft does not entirely compensate for segmentary bone loss. The radius graft pedicled on the anterior interosseus artery is an inventive technique that can solve the problem of difficult ulna nonunions without the disadvantages of vascularized fibula harvesting.

  6. Intraneural ganglion cyst of the ulnar nerve in an unusual location: A case report.

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    Öztürk, Ufuk; Salduz, Ahmet; Demirel, Mehmet; Pehlivanoğlu, Tuna; Sivacioğlu, Sevan

    2017-01-01

    Intraneural ganglion cysts are benign, mucinous, non-neoplastic lesions of the peripheral nerves. While the most common location of intraneural ganglion cysts is the ulnar nerve and its branches, intraneural ganglion cyst involving the superficial branch of the ulnar nerve has not yet been reported. A-25-year-old woman presented with pain and a palpable mass in the hypothenar region of the volar side of her right hand. Her neuromuscular examination was normal. The pain was unresponsive to nonsurgical treatments. After confirming with imaging modalities, the initial diagnosis was considered as an intraneural ganglion cyst arising from superficial ulnar nerve. Excision of the ganglion and exploration of the articular branch (if seen in operation) decision was undertaken by the senior author. Whether MRI or intraoperative exploration, not identified an articular branch. Intraneural ganglion cysts of peripheral nerves may be seen in miscellaneous locations in the body. However, to our knowledge, an intraneural ganglion cyst involving the superficial branch of the ulnar nerve is unique. While a variety of theories have been proposed to enlighten the etiopathogenesis of intraneural ganglia, the latest and most affirmed is the unifying articular (synovial) theory. Intraneural ganglion cysts may be seen on the hypothenar side of the palm. The etiology and treatment of choice are closely associated with each other in this rare disorder. It is important to realize a related articular branch, otherwise the origin of cyst formation remains, and this may cause other para-articular cysts. Copyright © 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.

  7. Proximal congenital radial-ulnar synostosis and synchondrosis; pathogenic concept and a new therapeutic method

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    Abstract Background context: Proximal congenital radial-ulnar synostosis (PCRUS) is defined by the development before birth of a bony bridge between the radius and ulna, usually at the proximal level, which blocks forearm rotation. This anomaly is rarely reported in the medical literature, because of its low prevalence, and treatment usually yields unsatisfactory results. The most commonly used surgical interventions are: forearm repositioning osteotomies with derotation of the radius and uln...

  8. Variables Prognostic for Delayed Union and Nonunion Following Ulnar Shortening Fixed With a Dedicated Osteotomy Plate.

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    Gaspar, Michael P; Kane, Patrick M; Zohn, Ralph C; Buckley, Taylor; Jacoby, Sidney M; Shin, Eon K

    2016-02-01

    To examine potential risk factors for the development of delayed or nonunion following elective ulnar shortening osteotomy using a dedicated osteotomy plating system. We performed a retrospective review of all patients who underwent elective ulnar shortening using the TriMed single osteotomy dynamic compression plating system by 1 of 2 fellowship-trained hand surgeons over a 5-year period. Demographic data and medical, surgical, and social histories were reviewed. Time to bony union was determined radiographically by a blinded reviewer. Bivariate statistical analysis was performed to examine the effect of explanatory variables on the time to union and the incidence of delayed or nonunion. Those variables associated with the development of delayed or nonunion were used in a multivariate logistic regression model. Complications, including the need for additional surgery, were also recorded. Seventy-two ulnar shortening osteotomy procedures were performed in 69 patients. Delayed union, defined as ≥ 6 months to union, occurred in 8 of 72 cases (11%). Of 72 surgeries, 4 (6%) resulted in nonunions, all of which required additional surgery. Hardware removal was performed in 13 of 72 (18%) of the cases. Time to union was significantly increased in smokers (6 ± 3 months) versus nonsmokers (3 ± 1 months). On multivariable analysis, diabetics and active smokers demonstrated a significantly higher risk of developing delayed union or nonunion. Patient age, sex, body mass index, thyroid disease, worker's compensation status, alcohol use, and amount smoked daily did not have an effect on the time to union or the incidence of delayed or nonunion. Despite the use of an osteotomy-specific plating system, smokers and diabetics were at significantly higher risk for both delayed union and nonunion following elective ulnar shortening osteotomy. Other known risk factors for suboptimal bony healing were not found to have a deleterious effect. Copyright © 2016 American Society for

  9. CHRONIC RADIAL HEAD DISLOCATION IN CHILDREN. TREATMENT BY OPEN REDUCTION AND ULNAR OSTEOTOMY.

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    Pencho Kosev

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: To present the results of open reduction and angulating-distraction ulnar osteotomy in children with chronic radial head dislocation. Material and Methods: This is a retrospective review of 4 children (3 girls, one boy with chronic radial head dislocation treated in our hospital between 2009 and 2012. The average age at the time of surgery was 6.6 (4.2 – 9.1 years.The interval between initial trauma and surgery was from 2 to 25 months. Three of the patients had a plastic deformation of the ulna with a positive “ulnar bow sign” and one was with missed radial head dislocation after an equivalent injury. The surgical strategy in all patients included proximal ulnar osteotomy with angulation and distraction and open reduction of the dislocated radial head without annular ligament reconstruction or pinning. Osteotomy was fixed with a prebent one-third tubular plate and a tricortical bone graft. Results: The mean follow-up was 4 years (range 2.5 - 5.5. Radial head remained reduced and stable in all cases. All ulnar osteotomies healed without any complications. The postoperative range of motion was improved in all of the patients. Functional outcomes assessed by Elbow Performance Score were excellent in three and good in one of the patients. Conclusions:The treatment of an unrecognized radial head dislocation in children continues to pose a therapeutic challenge. The osteotomy of the proximal ulna with both angulation and elongation allows stable radial head reduction without necessity of annular ligament reconstruction in most of the cases.

  10. Mobilização do osso pisiforme no tratamento da neuropraxia do nervo ulnar no canal de Guyon: relato de caso Pisiform bone mobilization for treating ulnar nerve neuropraxia at Guyon's canal: case report

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    Júlio Guilherme Silva

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    Full Text Available As neuropraxias do nervo ulnar são lesões bastante freqüentes que provocam efeitos deletérios, como diminuição de força muscular e parestesias; geralmente ocorrem no nível do epicôndilo medial e do túnel ulnar (canal de Guyon. São escassos os relatos referentes a técnicas de terapia manual para compressões do nervo ulnar no canal de Guyon. Este trabalho relata o uso da técnica de mobilização do pisiforme na compressão do nervo ulnar no canal de Guyon de um homem que sofreu luxação do punho direito aos 8 anos e, aos 25, queixava-se de um deficit para adução do dedo mínimo, que atrapalhava a realização de algumas atividades de vida diária. O paciente foi submetido a uma única sessão de mobilização articular do pisiforme. Após a aplicação da técnica, o sinal positivo do teste foi eliminado, restabelecendo-se a função de adução do 5o dedo. Embora carecendo de maior fundamentação teórica, pode-se afirmar que a técnica usada, de mobilização articular do osso pisiforme, é eficaz para melhora do quadro de paresia por neuropraxia do nervo ulnar no canal de Guyon.A common ulnar nerve neuropraxia is lesion that may result in muscle strength decrease and/or paresthesia; it usually takes place at medial epicondyle level and the ulnar tunnel (Guyon's canal. Studies on manual therapy techniques for ulnar nerve compression in Guyon's canal are scarce. This paper reports the use of a technique of pisiform bone mobilization for relieving ulnar nerve compression in Guyon's canal, in a man who had suffered a luxation of the right wrist at the age of 8 and, at 25, complained of adduction deficit of the fifth finger that interfered in his daily life activities. He was submitted to one session of pisiform mobilization; after the session, the positive test sign was eliminated, thus restoring the fifth finger function. Though lacking further grounding, it may be said that the technique used, of mobilizing the pisiform bone

  11. Ulnar Nerve Injury as a Result of Galeazzi Fracture: A Case Report and Literature Review.

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    Roettges, Paul; Turker, Tolga

    2017-09-01

    Sparse documentation of Galeazzi fracture with associated nerve injury exists in the medical literature. The purpose of this report is to review the available literature in regard to incidence, nerve injury type, treatment strategies, and expected outcomes. We present a classic Galeazzi fracture dislocation with associated complete ulnar nerve transection injury at the level of the wrist. After rigid internal bony stabilization, allograft nerve repair was performed. The patient's presentation, operative management, recovery, and a thorough literature review are discussed. Fracture union was attained with near full wrist and elbow range of motion. Despite lack of ulnar nerve function return, the patient was able to resume manual labor occupation. Despite its close proximity to the dislocating distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ), thorough review reveals rare associated ulnar nerve palsy. If there is suspicion for nerve injury in the setting of open DRUJ dislocation, the nerve should be explored to identify possible entrapment or transection. Literature supports likely return of nerve function in cases of intact nerve; however, management of nerve transection remains debatable.

  12. [Lesions of the distal radio-ulnar joint associated with isolated fractures of the radial shaft].

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    Hattoma, N; Rafai, M; Zahar, A; Largab, A; Trafeh, M

    2002-12-01

    The authors have performed a retrospective study of 49 Galeazzi fractures treated between 1990 and 1998. This lesion is considered rare because it is often misdiagnosed as an isolated fracture of the radius. The mean age of the patients was 31 years. There was a male predominance with a sex ratio of 4/1. Road traffic accidents were the main etiology (45%). Galeazzi fracture type III in Mansat's classification represented 53%, followed by type II (33%), type I (8%) and equivalents of Galeazzi fracture (6%). The treatment was surgical in all cases. The radial fracture was internally fixed with a plate. Reduction of the distal radio-ulnar instability, achieved by manipulation, was maintained with radio-ulnar pin fixation in 53% and with plaster cast immobilization 45%. The results, evaluated according to Mikic's criteria were excellent in 87%. The prognosis of Galeazzi's fracture depends mainly on the initial treatment of the lesions of the distal radio-ulnar joint, which require for their diagnosis a meticulous clinical evaluation and a good radiological analysis.

  13. The distally-based island ulnar artery perforator flap for wrist defects

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    Karki Durga

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Reconstruction of soft tissue defects around the wrist with exposed tendons, joints, nerves and bone represents a challenge to plastic surgeons, and such defects necessitate flap coverage to preserve hand functions and to protect its vital structures. We evaluated the use of a distally-based island ulnar artery perforator flap in patients with volar soft tissue defects around the wrist. Materials and Methods: Between June 2004 and June 2006, seven patients of soft tissue defects on the volar aspect of the wrist underwent distally-based island ulnar artery perforator flap. Out of seven patients, five were male and two patients were female. This flap was used in the reconstruction of the post road traffic accident defects in four patients and post electric burn defects in three patients. Flap was raised on one or two perforators and was rotated to 180°. Results: All flaps survived completely. Donor sites were closed primarily without donor site morbidity. Conclusion: The distally-based island Ulnar artery perforator flap is convenient, reliable, easy to manage and is a single-stage technique for reconstructing soft tissue defects of the volar aspect of the wrist. Early use of this flap allows preservation of vital structures, decreases morbidity and allows for early rehabilitation.

  14. Infiltración e hidrodisección ecoguiada en el tratamiento del síndrome de túnel carpiano

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    Ferreira Villanova, Francisco Javier

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    El síndrome de túnel carpiano (STC) es uno de los trastornos del nervio periférico mas frecuentes, con una prevalencia del 5,8% en mujeres y 0,6% en hombres. Aunque es considerado a veces como una patología trivial, representa un problema de salud importante siendo, junto a la sordera, el trastorno que mas morbilidad presentaban en número de casos y absentismo laboral en la población trabajadora de Estados Unidos. En cuanto al tratamiento, la descompresión quirúrgica tiene unos resultados d...

  15. Influence of the long term use of a computer on median, ulnar and radial sensory nerves in the wrist region

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    Belgin Bamac

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: Repetitive microtrauma or overuse injuries may often affect upper extremities of the long term computer users. The aim of this study was to compare sensory nerve conduction velocities (SNCV for median, radial and ulnar nerves in the wrist of computer users with the same parameters in controls who do not use computers regularly. Material and Methods: Twenty one male computer users (age: mean (M = 28.3 years ± standard deviation (SD = 7.5 years and 21 male control subjects (age: M±SD = 24.1±4.6 years were recruited for the study. Limb length and the perimeters of the dominant arm and forearm were measured for each subject. The neurophysiological study consisted of measuring sensory nerve conduction of the median, ulnar and radial nerves. Results: The sensory conduction velocities of both median and ulnar nerves were significantly delayed in the dominant arm of the computer users compared to the controls. In addition, sensory conduction velocity of the median nerve was significantly delayed in the dominant extremity of the computer users compared to their non-dominant extremity. Conclusions: This study shows that computer users have a tendency toward developing median and ulnar sensory nerve damage in the wrist region. Mechanism of delayed SNCV in the median and ulnar nerves may be due to sustained extension and ulnar deviation of the wrist during computer mouse use and typing. Reduced SNCV changes were more apparent on the dominant side of the median nerve. This may indicate the increased neural deficits related to an increased use of the dominant side. Further investigation is needed to determine how to reduce potential risk factors at this stage in order to prevent development of median or ulnar neuropathy in the long term computer users.

  16. An Outcome Study for Ulnar Neuropathy at the Elbow: A Multicenter Study by the SUN study group

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    Song, Jae W.; Waljee, Jennifer F.; Burns, Patricia B.; Chung, Kevin C.; Gaston, R.Glenn; Haase, Steven C.; Hammert, Warren C.; Lawton, Jeffrey N.; Merrell, Greg A.; Nassab, Paul F.; Yang, Lynda J.S.

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    Background Many instruments have been developed to measure upper extremity disability, but few have been applied to ulnar neuropathy at the elbow (UNE). Objective We measured patient outcomes following ulnar nerve decompression to 1) identify the most appropriate outcomes tools for UNE and 2) describe outcomes following ulnar nerve decompression. Methods Thirty-nine patients from 5 centers were followed prospectively after nerve decompression. Outcomes were measured preoperatively, 6-weeks, 3-months, 6-months, and 12-months postoperatively. Each patient completed the Michigan Hand Questionnaire (MHQ), Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire (CTQ), and Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) questionnaires. Grip, key-pinch strength, Semmes-Weinstein monofilament (SWM) and 2-point discrimination (2PD were measured. Construct validity was calculated using Spearman correlation coefficients between questionnaire scores and physical and sensory measures. Responsiveness was assessed by standardized response means. Results Key pinch (p=0.008) and SWM testing of the ulnar ring (p<0.001) and small finger (radial: p=0.004; ulnar: p<0.001) improved following decompression. 2PD improved significantly across the radial (p=0.009) and ulnar (p=0.007) small finger. Improved symptoms and function were noted by the CTQ (Preoperative CTQ symptom score 2.73 vs. 1.90 postoperatively, p<0.001), DASH (p<0.001), and MHQ: function (p<0.001), activities of daily living (p=0.003), work (p=0.006), pain (p<0.001), and satisfaction (p<0.001). All surveys demonstrated strong construct validity, defined by correlation with functional outcomes, but MHQ and CTQ symptom instruments demonstrated the highest responsiveness. Conclusions Patient-reported outcomes improve following ulnar nerve decompression, including pain, function and satisfaction. The MHQ and CTQ are more responsive than the DASH for isolated UNE treated with decompression. PMID:23426153

  17. Corea del Norte: vientos favorables para el cambio

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    Pío García

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Las manifestaciones de fuerza de Corea del Norte durante el último año crisparon los nervios de los televidentes de todo el mundo, ante el temor de un conflicto de grandes dimensiones en el noreste asiático. La decisión de realizar una segunda explosión y continuar el lanzamiento de cohetes de mediano alcance al Pacífico le significó nuevas sanciones del Consejo de Seguridad al gobierno de Pyongyang, en el mes de julio. La inminencia de una guerra no aparece, empero, un escenario realista, en cuanto el pronunciamiento multilateral refleja el acuerdo de las grandes potencias en atender la situación de ese país, impidiendo la posesión de la bomba atómica por parte

  18. Applied anatomy on deep branch of ulnar nerve%尺神经深支的应用解剖

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    王斌; 张小雪; 马铁鹏; 李春江; 尹佳丽; 杨焕友; 张文龙; 杨义; 蒋文萍

    2009-01-01

    目的:为尺神经深支卡压和损伤的临床诊治以及高位尺神经损伤直接移植修复尺神经深支提供解剖学依据.方法:选择30侧自肘以上离断新鲜完整无畸形上肢进行解剖,观察尺神经深支的走行和分支.测量小鱼际各肌支的长度、宽度和厚度;尺神经深支相邻肌支间距离;豌豆骨近缘至深支最末分支间长度;尺神经深支逆向可分离长度和分离后的近端宽度和厚度,骨间前神经旋前方肌支远端宽度和厚度.结果:尺神经深支分支复杂,呈树枝状结构,在其走行过程中经Guyon管、豆钩管、对掌肌管、拇收肌腱弓等,解剖关系复杂.相应骨间肌支和蚓状肌支大部在尺神经深支主干同一平面呈不同角度发出.结论:尺神经深支易卡压部位多,可能是高位尺神经损伤后手内在肌功能不易恢复的原因之一;邻近骨折脱位较易损伤尺神经深支;高位尺神经损伤早期行神经移位直接修复尺神经深支,有利于手功能的恢复.%Objective:To provide anatomical basis of neural transplantation to repair deep branch of the ulnar nerve early after injury to the superior position on profundus nervi ulnaris, clinical diagnosis and treatment of injury, and compression of ulnar nerve. Methods:Thirty fresh upper limbs mutilated above elbow without abnormality were dissected. The course and branches of the deep branch of the ulnar nerve were observed. The construction of the wrist ulnar canal, the muscles in-nerved from the deep branch of the ulnar nerve were investigated. The length, width, thickness and the points to enter muscles of branches of the deep branch of the ulnar nerve in muscle of hypothenar and the length of the consecutive branches from the branch of abductor digiti minimi to the branch of the second palmar interossei were measured. The length of the deep branch of the ulnar nerve from proximate of pisiform bone to ending branch and the segregated deep branch of the ulnar

  19. ACERCA DE LA ETIMOLOGÍA DE "NERVOSA" EN LA BULIMIA Y ANOREXIA: UNA HISTORIA DE NERVIOS

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    Full Text Available Pese a que el término nervosa se atribuye a Richard Morton (1689, se revisan en este artículo sus verdaderos orígenes, los que pueden remontarse a Empédocles de Agrigento, y más atrás a Alcmeón de Crotona, discípulo de Pitágoras. La revisión etimológica del mencionado término arroja luz sobre los fascinantes inicios de esta palabra, indefectiblemente ligada a la bulimia y la anorexia.

  20. Nervios motores no excitables en el síndrome de guillain -barré en niños

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    Ortíz Corredor, Fernando

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    En el síndrome de Guillain-Barré (SGB) se reconocen cuatro patrones de presentación fisiopatológica: la forma  desmielinizante, la neuropatía motora axonal aguda (NMAA), la neuropatía sensruvo-motora axonal aguda (NSMAA) y el Síndrome de Miller-Fisher (1). La no excitabilidad eléctrica denominada anteriormente bloqueo completo de la conducción es un hallazgo electrofisiológico que se reconoce dentro de todo el espectro fisiopatológico del SGB como una manifestación de una degeneración axonal ...

  1. Anatomical Study of the Ulnar Nerve Variations at High Humeral Level and Their Possible Clinical and Diagnostic Implications

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    Anitha Guru

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Descriptive evaluation of nerve variations plays a pivotal role in the usefulness of clinical or surgical practice, as an anatomical variation often sets a risk of nerve palsy syndrome. Ulnar nerve (UN is one amongst the major nerves involved in neuropathy. In the present anatomical study, variations related to ulnar nerve have been identified and its potential clinical implications discussed. Materials and Method. We examined 50 upper limb dissected specimens for possible ulnar nerve variations. Careful observation for any aberrant formation and/or communication in relation to UN has been carried out. Results. Four out of 50 limbs (8% presented with variations related to ulnar nerve. Amongst them, in two cases abnormal communication with neighboring nerve was identified and variation in the formation of UN was noted in remaining two limbs. Conclusion. An unusual relation of UN with its neighboring nerves, thus muscles, and its aberrant formation might jeopardize the normal sensori-motor behavior. Knowledge about anatomical variations of the UN is therefore important for the clinicians in understanding the severity of ulnar nerve neuropathy related complications.

  2. A novel use for suture button suspension: reconstruction of the dorsal ulnar ligament to treat thumb metacarpal dislocation.

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    Shah, Ajul; Martin, Garry; Thomson, James Grant

    2015-01-01

    There are numerous treatment algorithms that have been developed to treat thumb carpometacarpal (CMC) arthritis. A newer treatment option for these patients is CMC stabilization using suture button suspensionplasty. The authors of this case report have extensive experience with the suture-button suspensionplasty using the Mini TightRope CMC technique (Arthrex). We present a novel usage of the suture-button suspensionplasty to reconstruct the dorsal ulnar ligament (in contrast to the usual reconstruction of the volar beak ligament) to treat a patient with persistent thumb metacarpal dislocation at the CMC joint. Two separate patients are presented. One patient demonstrates volar beak ligament instability, and the other demonstrates dorsal ulnar ligament instability. Both patients' demographics and operative indications are described. The operative technique for the novel usage of the suture-button suspensionplasty is described. Operative results of the dorsal ulnar ligament reconstruction are reviewed. After suture-button suspension of the thumb metacarpal to the trapezium, the dorsal ulnar ligament has been reconstructed. The patient demonstrated stability of the thumb CMC joint without dorsal or radial dislocation. The authors of this case report present a novel usage of the suture-button suspensionplasty to treat a patient with proximal thumb metacarpal dislocation at the trapezial-metacarpal interface. This method, in contrast to the referenced method of volar beak ligament reconstruction, allows reconstruction of the dorsal ulnar ligament. This allows stabilization of the joint by preventing dorsal and radial dislocation of the metacarpal.

  3. Fracturas supracondíleas del húmero en niños entre 2 y 14 años. Perfil demográfico y de tratamiento en el Hospital Pablo Tobón Uribe, Medellín, Colombia = Supracondylar fractures of the humerus in children aged 2-14 years. Demographic profile and therapeutic approach at a third-level hospital in Medellín, Colombia

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    Valderrama Molina, Carlos Oliver

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: las fracturas supracondíleas del húmero distal son las lesiones más frecuentes de tratamiento quirúrgico en la población pediátrica. Los informes sobre el perfil demográfico y el enfoque terapéutico de las mismas en Medellín son limitados; este trabajo se llevó a cabo para conocer la epidemiología local de estas lesiones y detectar en el seguimiento los aciertos y errores del tratamiento como base para desarrollar estudios de mayor complejidad.Materiales y métodos: mediante una búsqueda exhaustiva en los registros de historias clíni­cas electrónicas se encontraron 205 casos de fracturas supracondíleas del húmero en niños entre dos y 14 años que ingresaron al Servicio de Urgencias del Hospital Pablo Tobón Uribe entre enero de 2005 y septiembre de 2009. Se analizaron en ellas los aspectos demográficos y terapéuticos.Resultados: el 61,5% de los pacientes fueron varones, la media de la edad fue de 6,6 años, en 62,4% de los casos la fractura afectó el lado izquierdo. La clasificación (Gartland fue como sigue: tipo I: 41,5%; tipo II: 12,2%; tipo III: 46,3%. El 95,6% fueron fracturas cerradas. Se hizo tratamiento quirúrgico en 103 casos (50,2%. El tiempo promedio entre el ingreso y la cirugía fue de 6,7 horas. La técnica quirúrgica más frecuente fue la reducción cerrada con fijación percutánea con clavos cruzados (45,6% de los casos. Se observaron 31 casos (15,1% de le­siones neurológicas, 28 de ellas del nervio ulnar; nueve de las 31 lesiones se registraron en la evaluación posquirúrgica inmediata, todas ellas en pacientes tratados con clavos cruzados. No se registraron lesiones vasculares ni síndromes compartimentales.Conclusión: esta serie presenta el estado actual del perfil demográfico de los pacientes con fracturas supracondíleas del húmero distal en niños y de las modalidades de tratamiento en un hospital de tercer nivel de la ciudad de Medellín. Los resultados pueden ser la base para

  4. Compressive neuropathies of the ulnar nerve at the elbow and wrist.

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    Posner, M A

    2000-01-01

    Compressive neuropathy of the ulnar nerve in the upper limb is a common problem that frequently results in severe disabilities. At the elbow, Lundborg concluded that the nerve was "asking for trouble" because of its anatomic course through confined spaces and posterior to the axis of elbow flexion. Normally, the ulnar nerve is subjected to stretch and compression forces that are moderated by its ability to glide in its anatomic path around the elbow. When normal excursion is restricted, irritation ensues. This results in a cycle of perineural scarring, further loss of excursion, and progressive nerve damage. Initial treatment for the acute and subacute neuropathy at the elbow is nonsurgical. Rest and avoiding pressure on the nerve may suffice, but if symptoms persist, splint immobilization of the elbow and wrist is warranted. For chronic neuropathy associated with muscle weakness, or neuropathy that does not respond to conservative measures, surgery is usually necessary. A variety of surgical procedures have been described in the medical literature, and deciding on the most effective procedure can be difficult considering the excellent results claimed by proponents for each. Unfortunately, there is a paucity of information based on prospective randomized clinical studies comparing the different surgical methods. Dellon attempted to provide some guidelines by reviewing the data in 50 articles dealing with nonsurgical and surgical treatment of ulnar neuropathies at the elbow. In order to provide uniform data, he re-interpreted the data in these articles using his own system for staging nerve compression. He reported that treatment was most successful for mild neuropathies, a conclusion few would challenge. Excellent results were also achieved in 50% of patients with mild neuropathies that were treated nonsurgically and in more than 90% treated by surgery, regardless of the procedure. For moderate neuropathies, nonsurgical treatment was generally unsuccessful, as were

  5. Bloqueio seletivo dos nervos supraescapular e axilar promove analgesia satisfatória e menor grau de bloqueio motor: comparação com o bloqueio interescalênico El bloqueo selectivo de los nervios supraescapular y axilar promueve una analgesia satisfactoria y un menor grado de bloqueo motor: comparación con el bloqueo interescalénico Selective suprascapular and axillary nerve block provides adequate analgesia and minimal motor block: comparison with interscalene block

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    Patrícia Falcão Pitombo

    2013-02-01

    . El objetivo de este estudio fue comparar el bloqueo de los nervios supraescapular y axilar en las cirugías artroscópicas de hombro con el abordaje interescalénico del plexo braquial. MÉTODO: Sesenta y ocho pacientes fueron ubicados en dos grupos de 34, de acuerdo con la técnica utilizada: grupo Interescalénico (GI y grupo selectivo (GS, siendo ambos abordajes realizados con neuroestimulador. En el GI, y después de la respuesta motora adecuada, se inyectaron 30 mL de levopubivacaina en exceso enantiomérico de un 50% al 0,33% con adrenalina 1:200.000. En el GS, y después de la respuesta motora del nervio supraescapular y axilar, se inyectaron 15 mL de la misma sustancia en cada nervio. Enseguida se realizó la anestesia general. Las variables que se evaluaron fueron: tiempo para la realización de los bloqueos, analgesia, consumo de opioide, bloqueo motor, estabilidad cardiocirculatoria, satisfacción y aceptabilidad por parte del paciente. RESULTADOS: El tiempo para la ejecución del bloqueo interescalénico fue significativamente menor que para la realización del bloqueo selectivo. La analgesia fue significativamente mayor en el postoperatorio inmediato en el GI y en el postoperatorio tardío en el GS. El consumo de morfina fue significativamente mayor en la primera hora en el GS. El bloqueo motor fue significativamente menor en el GS. La estabilidad cardiocirculatoria, satisfacción y aceptabilidad de la técnica por el paciente no fueron diferentes entre los grupos. Ocurrió un fallo en el GI y dos en el GS. CONCLUSIONES: Ambas técnicas son seguras y eficaces con el mismo grado de satisfacción y de aceptabilidad. El bloqueo selectivo de ambos nervios presentó una analgesia satisfactoria, con la ventaja de proporcionar un bloqueo motor restringido al hombro.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Shoulder arthroscopic surgeries evolve with intense postoperative pain. Several analgesic techniques have been advocated. The aim of this study was to compare suprascapular

  6. Incontinencia fecal en el adulto y su tratamiento mediante la neuromodulación del nervio tibial posterior. Revisión narrativa

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    Montero Ortega, Carla

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    Introducción. La incontinencia fecal (IF) es la pérdida involuntaria de materia fecal, gas, líquido o sólido. Tiene que existir un buen funcionamiento de las estructuras implicadas en la continencia y defecación para evitar esta anomalía. Las patologías de suelo pélvico han cobrado relevancia por la gran afectación de la calidad de vida de las personas que las sufren. Es por ello que además de los ejercicios de suelo pélvico aparecen nuevas técnicas para combatirlas, entre e...

  7. Primary Neuritic Hansen's Disease presenting as Ulnar Nerve Abscess in a Human Immunodeficiency Virus Positive Patient.

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    Karjigi, S; Herakal, K; Murthy, S C; Bathina, A; Kusuma, M R; Nikhil, K R Y

    2015-01-01

    Leprosy has been increasingly known to have an enigmatic relationship with human immunodeficiency virus infection. Co-infection may result in atypical manifestations of leprosy. A 45-year old human immunodeficiency virus-positive male; agricultural laborer presented with a swelling over right elbow, right hand deformity, generalized itching and recurrent vesicles overthe perinasal area. Clinical and investigational findings were consistent with mononeuritic type of Hansen's disease with right sided silent ulnar nerve abscess, partial claw hand. CD4+ count of the patientwas 430 cells/cmm. This patient also hadherpes simplex labialis, with HIV-associated pruritus. To the best of our knowledge such an atypical presentation has not been reported earlier.

  8. Distal Ulna Fracture With Delayed Ulnar Nerve Palsy in a Baseball Player.

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    Pasque, Charles B; Pearson, Clark; Margo, Bradley; Ethel, Robert

    2016-02-01

    We present a case report of a college baseball player who sustained a blunt-trauma, distal-third ulna fracture from a thrown ball with delayed presentation of ulnar nerve palsy. Even after his ulna fracture had healed, the nerve injury made it difficult for the athlete to control a baseball while throwing, resulting in a delayed return to full baseball activity for 3 to 4 months. He had almost complete nerve recovery by 6 months after his injury and complete nerve recovery by 1 year after his injury.

  9. Compression neuropathy of the ulnar digital nerves in the thumbs of a massage therapist.

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    Chen, Chien-Chang; Chien, Hsiung-Fei; Chen, Chien-Lian

    2014-01-01

    Compression neuropathies of digital nerves, caused by hypertrophied or anomalous muscles, are rare compared with such occurrences above the wrist. We reported a case of compression neuropathy of the ulnar digital nerves in bilateral thumbs of a massage therapist. Entrapment of the digital nerves by the hypertrophied first dorsal interosseous and adductor pollicis muscles over the first web space of the right hand was detected by magnetic resonance imaging. Surgical debulking of the muscles and neurolysis were performed on the dominant right hand. The left hand was successfully treated with botulinum toxin. No recurrence was noted in a follow-up of 36 months.

  10. Neuropathy of motor branch of median or ulnar nerve induced by midpalm ganglion.

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    Kobayashi, N; Koshino, T; Nakazawa, A; Saito, T

    2001-05-01

    Two cases of neuropathy of a motor branch caused by a midpalmal ganglion are presented. In the first case the ganglion originated from the midcarpal joint, protruded into the thenar muscle, and compressed the motor branch of the median nerve. In the second case the ganglion, distal to the fibrous arch of the hypothenar muscles, originated from the third carpometacarpal joint and compressed the motor branch of the ulnar nerve. In both cases muscle weakness and finger deformity recovered well after resection of the ganglion. This clinical condition is rare compared with carpal tunnel syndrome and Guyon's tunnel syndrome, which are caused by a ganglion in the wrist.

  11. T2-signal of ulnar nerve branches at the wrist in guyon's canal syndrome.

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    Jennifer Kollmer

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To evaluate T2-signal of high-resolution MRI in distal ulnar nerve branches at the wrist as diagnostic sign of guyon's-canal-syndrome (GCS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 11 GCS patients confirmed by clinical/electrophysiological findings, and 20 wrists from 11 asymptomatic volunteers were prospectively included to undergo the following protocol: axial T2-weighted-fat-suppressed and T1-weighted-turbo-spin-echo-sequences (3T-MR-scanner, Magnetom/Verio/Siemens. Patients were examined in prone position with the arm extended and wrist placed in an 8-channel surface-array-coil. Nerve T2-signal was evaluated as contrast-to-noise-ratios (CNR from proximal-to-distal in ulnar nerve trunk, its superficial/sensory and deep/motor branch. Distal motor-nerve-conduction (distal-motor-latency (dml to first dorsal-interosseus (IOD I and abductor digiti minimi muscles was correlated with T2-signal. Approval by the institutional review-board and written informed consent was given by all participants. RESULTS: In GCS, mean nerve T2-signal was strongly increased within the deep/motor branch (11.7±4.8 vs.controls:-5.3±2.4;p = 0.001 but clearly less and not significantly increased in ulnar nerve trunk (6.8±6.4vs.-7.4±2.5;p = 0.07 and superficial/sensory branch (-2.1±4.9vs.-9.7±2.9;p = 0.08. Median nerve T2-signal did not differ between patients and controls (-9.8±2.5vs.-6.7±4.2;p = 0.45. T2-signal of deep/motor branch correlated strongly with motor-conduction-velocity to IOD I in non-linear fashion (R(2 = -0.8;p<0.001. ROC-analysis revealed increased nerve T2-signal of the deep/motor branch to be a sign of excellent diagnostic performance (area-under-the-curve 0.94, 95% CI: 0.85-1.00; specificity 90%, sensitivity 89.5%. CONCLUSIONS: Nerve T2-signal increase of distal ulnar nerve branches and in particular of the deep/motor branch is highly accurate for the diagnostic determination of GCS. Furthermore, for the first time it was found in nerve entrapment

  12. Intrinsic hand muscle reinnervation by median-ulnar end-to-side bridge nerve graft: case report.

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    Magdi Sherif, M; Amr, Adel H

    2010-03-01

    Recovery of either the motor or sensory functions has not been consistently achieved in upper extremity end-to-side neurorrhaphy; this technique was only indicated when more conventional nerve repair was not possible. In most studies, the whole median or ulnar nerve was used for end-to-side neurotization. In this report, we present 4 cases of high-median or ulnar nerve laceration in which a nerve graft was placed end-to-side between the median and ulnar motor fascicles close to the wrist. At 4 months after surgery, 3 of 4 patients began to recover active movement of the affected small muscles of the hand. EMG and nerve conduction studies confirmed that nerve conduction was through the nerve grafts.

  13. Oberlin partial ulnar nerve transfer for restoration in obstetric brachial plexus palsy of a newborn: case report

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    Kawamura Kenji

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract An 8 month old male infant with Erb's birth palsy was treated with two peripheral nerve transfers. Except for rapid motor reinnervations, elbow flexion was obtained by an Oberlin's partial ulnar nerve transfer, while shoulder abduction was restored by an accessory-to-suprascapular nerve transfer. The initial contraction of the biceps muscle occurred two months after surgery. Forty months after surgery, elbow flexion reached M5 without functional loss of the ulnar nerve. This case demonstrates an excellent result of an Oberlin's nerve transfer for restoration of flexion of the elbow joint in Erb's birth palsy. However, at this time partial ulnar nerve transfer for Erb's birth palsy is an optional procedure; a larger number of cases will need to be studied for it to be widely accepted as a standard procedure for Erb's palsy at birth.

  14. Eficacia de la radiofrecuencia convencional de geniculados para el tratamiento del dolor en gonartrosis moderada-severa

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    Introducción: la artrosis de rodilla o gonartrosis es una de las patologías articulares más comunes y extendidas en la edad avanzada, que se caracteriza, entre otros, por ocasionar dolor, rigidez e incapacidad funcional en un gran número de casos dificultando las actividades de la vida diaria. Objetivo: nuestro objetivo consistió en evaluar la eficacia del tratamiento con radiofrecuencia convencional de nervios geniculados en pacientes con gonartrosis rebelde a medidas conservadoras, en relac...

  15. Ultrasound and magnetic resonance angiography features of post-traumatic ulnar artery pseudoaneurysm: a case report and review of the literature

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    Coll Gimenez, David; Valencoso Gilabert, Oscar; Yanguas Muns, Carles [Fundacio Althaia. Xarxa Assistencial de Manresa, Department of Radiology, Barcelona (Spain); Gimenez Ruiz, Joan [Institut Medic per la Imatge, Department of Radiology, Barcelona (Spain); Badal Alter, Josep [Fundacio Althaia, Xarxa Assistencial de Manresa, Department of Pathology, Barcelona (Spain); Rosines Cubells, M.D. [Fundacio Althaia, Xarxa Assistencial de Manresa, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Barcelona (Spain)

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    Ulnar artery pseudoaneurysms are very uncommon. The least common etiological mechanism is a single direct trauma. It is important to identify these lesions, which may have important clinical complications such as distal thrombosis with digital ischemia or gangrene. This report describes the features of sonography and magnetic resonance angiography of a histologically confirmed ulnar artery pseudoaneurysm. (orig.)

  16. Ulnar nerve injury after a comminuted fracture of the humeral shaft from a high-velocity accident: a case report

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    Pathak Ritesh

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Injury to the ulnar nerve following humerus shaft fracture is a very rare entity because the ulnar nerve is well protected from the bone by muscle and soft tissue, and thus remains unaffected in these fractures. We report what is, to the best of our knowledge, the first case of ulnar nerve injury due to a comminuted humeral shaft fracture. The injury manifested and was diagnosed the day after a high-velocity accident. The paucity of related literature and the necessity for early diagnosis and subsequent treatment of such injuries in high-velocity accidents urged us to document this case. Case presentation A 30-year-old Indian man presented to our Emergency Department after a road traffic accident. Our patient complained of right arm pain and the inability to move his extremity. The following morning he developed clawing. Nerve conduction studies on the peripheral nerves of his arm in addition to an X-ray confirmed the diagnosis of a possible injury to the ulnar nerve. Our patient was taken to our Operating Room for surgery, during which a fragment of bone was found abutting the ulnar nerve after penetrating his triceps. This fragment of bone was replaced and the fracture was reduced by open reduction and internal fixation using a dynamic compression plate and screws. Postoperatively, our patient received physical therapy and was discharged two weeks after surgery with no neurological deficit. Conclusions This case emphasizes the urgency and importance of careful neurological examination of all the peripheral nerves supplying the arm in patients with a fracture of the shaft of the humerus. In the setting of injury to the arm in high-velocity accidents, a differential diagnosis of ulnar nerve injury should always be considered.

  17. A rare cause of ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow area illustrated by six cases: The anconeus epitrochlearis muscle.

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    Fernandez, J; Camuzard, O; Gauci, M-O; Winter, M

    2015-12-01

    Ulnar nerve entrapment is the second most common compressive neuropathy after carpal tunnel syndrome. The accessory anconeus epitrochlearis muscle - present in 4% to 34% of the general population - is a known, but rare cause of ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow. The aim of this article was to expand our knowledge about this condition based on six cases that we encountered at our hospital between 2011 and 2015. Every patient had a typical clinical presentation: hypoesthesia or sensory deficit in the fourth and fifth fingers; potential intrinsics atrophy of the fourth intermetacarpal space; loss of strength and difficulty with fifth finger abduction. Although it can be useful to have the patient undergo ultrasonography or MRI to aid in the diagnosis, only electromyography (EMG) was performed in our patients. EMG revealed clear compression in the ulnar groove, with conduction block and a large drop in nerve conduction velocity. Treatment typically consists of conservative treatment first (splint, analgesics). Surgical treatment should be considered when conservative treatment has failed or the patient presents severe neurological deficits. In all of our patients, the ulnar nerve was surgically released but not transposed. Five of the six patients had completely recovered after 0.5 to 4years follow-up. Ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow by the anconeus epitrochlearis muscle is not common, but it must not be ignored. Only ultrasonography, MRI or, preferably, surgical exploration can establish the diagnosis. EMG findings such as reduced motor nerve conduction velocity in a short segment of the ulnar nerve provides evidence of anconeus epitrochlearis-induced neuropathy.

  18. Episodios clínicos de inquietud y pánico en los ataques terroristas del 11 de septiembre de 2001 en Estados Unidos

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    Francisco Sacristán

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    Full Text Available Introducción: Conviene especificar que los nervios son una taxonomía biomédica antigua de la enfermedad, cuyas nociones se han reelaborado en contextos populares. Hoy es una enfermedad presente en muchas sociedades occidentales que expresan una manera del sufrimiento. Objetivo: Este estudio se centra en explorar el impacto del 11-S en los nervios de los inmigrantes mexicanos que viven en los Estados Unidos. Metodología: Está dirigida por la tradición de la antropología de la enfermedad. Se apoya en los materiales originales, recolectados en Highland Park (Illinois, Estados Unidos. El trabajo en el terreno se hizo de septiembre de 2001 a febrero de 2002 entre usuarios del «Programa Latino» de la Agencia «Servicio a la Familia de South Lake County». Los datos provienen de entrevistas recogidas en profundidad a los informadores calificados. Se consideraron tres dimensiones principales en la metodología y en el plan de trabajo. Primera, el impacto del episodio de las torres en la vida de cada día de los inmigrantes mexicanos, la manera en que su salud se afectó, y cómo se originaron y manifestaron los nervios. En segundo lugar, se consideran de forma particular algunas cuestiones como la incertidumbre sobre su futuro y su miedo, ligados no solamente a las posibilidades de nuevos ataques sino también en relación con los cambios internos y las políticas federales. En un tercer momento, se exploró cómo la identidad mexicana fue redefinida como consecuencia del ataque.Resultados: Ofrecen el dato que el padecimiento nervioso entre mexicanos inmigrantes en relación con la violencia política básicamente no difiere de las manifestaciones y teorías etiológicas señaladas por numerosos autores en relación con diversos grupos sociales, culturales y étnicos en trabajos previos. Conclusiones: Lo más destacable consiste en que el contexto social y político que se genera a partir de los atentados agudiza las experiencias de nervios

  19. Ulnar nerve compression at the elbow caused by the epitrochleoanconeus muscle: a case report and surgical approach.

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    Uscetin, Ilker; Bingol, Derya; Ozkaya, Ozay; Orman, Cagdas; Akan, Mithat

    2014-01-01

    Cubital tunnel syndrome is the second most common peripheral nerve compression syndrome. It is the most common peripheral neuropathy of the ulnar nerve. The surgical treatment of the cubital tunnel syndrome is widely described in the literature, however the variations of the standard muscular anatomy in the medial humeral epicondyle region may create technical difficulties during surgical management. The epitrochleoanconeus muscle, which is an aberrant muscle of this region, is a rare cause of cubital tunnel syndrome. A case with ulnar nerve compression at the elbow caused by an uncommon etiological factor, hypertrophic epitrochleoanconeus muscle, and its surgical management is reported.

  20. Association between position of the fixed ulnar head and carpal translocation after the Sauvé-Kapandji procedure in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

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    Sakuma, Yu; Ochi, Kensuke; Yano, Koichiro; Yoshida, Shinji; Ikari, Katsunori; Momohara, Shigeki

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    The Sauvé-Kapandji procedure is a common surgical procedure for rheumatoid wrist, which involves fixing dissected ulnar head to the distal radius in order to provide "bony support" to the carpus. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the position of the fixed ulnar head was associated with postsurgical carpus translocation. We retrospectively reviewed radiographs of 40 patients who underwent the Sauvé-Kapandji procedure and were subsequently followed up for over two years. The association between the fixed ulnar head position and postsurgical carpus translocation was statistically analysed with a confidence interval of 95% (p < 0.05). Multiple regression analysis suggested that the radial inclination of the fixed ulnar head, the absence of increases in ulnar variance, and wide "bony support" were significantly associated with less postsurgical carpal translocation. Our study indicated that good concordance between the "bony support" and the carpus might be important in reducing postsurgical carpus translocation.

  1. Comparación en términos de no inferioridad de la eficacia de latanoprost sin conservantes vs xalatan ® en el tratamiento del glaucoma ángulo abierto

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    Barnuevo Espinosa, Mª Dolores

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    El glaucoma, ha sido definido por la Academia Americana de Oftalmología, como una neuropatía óptica multifactorial, en la que existe una pérdida adquirida y progresiva de las células ganglionares de la retina. La desaparición de las fibras nerviosas de la retina provoca un daño, característico, en la cabeza del nervio óptico, lo que origina pérdida del campo visual. El glaucoma es considerado como la segunda causa de ceguera evitable en todo el mundo. El único factor de riesgo cuya modificaci...

  2. Symptoms and radiographic findings in the proximal and distal ulnar stumps after the Sauvé-Kapandji procedure for treatment of chronic derangement of the distal radioulnar joint.

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    Inagaki, Hironobu; Nakamura, Ryogo; Horii, Emiko; Nakao, Etsuhiro; Tatebe, Masahiro

    2006-01-01

    We analyzed correlations between symptoms and radiographic findings with respect to the proximal and distal ulnar stumps after the Sauvé-Kapandji procedure for treating chronic derangement of the distal radioulnar joint. A total of 26 patients were studied (13 men, 13 women) with a mean age of 46 years at examination. Clinical assessment included elicitation of postoperative symptoms related to the proximal and distal ulnar stumps. In the radiographic study the radioulnar distance in the neutral wrist position and the presence or absence of scalloping at the radius were determined from posteroanterior (PA) views. The total mobility distance of the proximal ulnar stump was measured on the PA and lateral views while the wrist moved from radial to ulnar deviation or from extension to flexion. Eleven patients complained of tenderness over the distal ulnar stump and 5 patients felt discomfort around the proximal ulnar stump during forearm rotation. The postoperative radioulnar distance in patients with tenderness was significantly smaller than in the group without tenderness. Scalloping at the radius was shown in 9 patients but it was not related to the radioulnar distance. The total mobility distance of the proximal ulnar stump on the PA view was significantly greater in patients with tenderness than in those without, and it also was significantly greater in patients with scalloping than in those without. The total mobility distance on the lateral view was significantly greater in the group with discomfort than in the group without discomfort. The radioulnar distance was related to tenderness over the distal ulnar stump but not to the scalloping. Tenderness and scalloping each were related to radioulnar instability of the proximal ulnar stump. Discomfort around the proximal ulnar stump was related to dorsovolar instability of the stump. Prognostic, Level IV.

  3. Anterior subcutaneous transposition of the ulnar nerve improves neurological function in patients with cubital tunnel syndrome.

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    Huang, Wei; Zhang, Pei-Xun; Peng, Zhang; Xue, Feng; Wang, Tian-Bing; Jiang, Bao-Guo

    2015-10-01

    Although several surgical procedures exist for treating cubital tunnel syndrome, the best surgical option remains controversial. To evaluate the efficacy of anterior subcutaneous transposition of the ulnar nerve in patients with moderate to severe cubital tunnel syndrome and to analyze prognostic factors, we retrospectively reviewed 62 patients (65 elbows) diagnosed with cubital tunnel syndrome who underwent anterior subcutaneous transposition. Preoperatively, the initial severity of the disease was evaluated using the McGowan scale as modified by Goldberg: 18 patients (28%) had grade IIA neuropathy, 20 (31%) had grade IIB, and 27 (42%) had grade III. Postoperatively, according to the Wilson & Krout criteria, treatment outcomes were excellent in 38 patients (58%), good in 16 (25%), fair in 7 (11%), and poor in 4 (6%), with an excellent and good rate of 83%. A negative correlation was found between the preoperative McGowan grade and the postoperative Wilson & Krout score. The patients having fair and poor treatment outcomes had more advanced age, lower nerve conduction velocity, and lower action potential amplitude compared with those having excellent and good treatment outcomes. These results suggest that anterior subcutaneous transposition of the ulnar nerve is effective and safe for the treatment of moderate to severe cubital tunnel syndrome, and initial severity, advancing age, and electrophysiological parameters can affect treatment outcome.

  4. Simulation of extension, radial and ulnar deviation of the wrist with a rigid body spring model.

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    Fischli, S; Sellens, R W; Beek, M; Pichora, D R

    2009-06-19

    A novel computational model of the wrist that predicts carpal bone motion was developed in order to investigate the complex kinematics of the human wrist. This rigid body spring model (RBSM) of the wrist was built using surface models of the eight carpal bones, the bases of the five metacarpal bones, and the distal parts of the ulna and radius, all obtained from computed tomography (CT) scans of a cadaver upper limb. Elastic contact conditions between the rigid bodies modeled the influence of the cartilage layers, and ligamentous structures were constructed using nonlinear, tension-only spring elements. Motion of the wrist was simulated by applying forces to the tendons of the five main wrist muscles modeled. Three wrist motions were simulated: extension, ulnar deviation and radial deviation. The model was tested and tuned by comparing the simulated displacement and orientation of the carpal bones with previously obtained CT-scans of the same cadaver arm in deviated (45 degrees ulnar and 15 degrees radial), and extended (57 degrees ) wrist positions. Simulation results for the scaphoid, lunate, capitate, hamate and triquetrum are presented here and provide credible prediction of carpal bone movement. These are the first reported results of such a model. They indicate promise that this model will assist in future wrist kinematics investigations. However, further optimization and validation are required to define and guarantee the validity of results.

  5. Anterior subcutaneous transposition of the ulnar nerve improves neurological function in patients with cubital tunnel syndrome

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    Wei Huang

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Although several surgical procedures exist for treating cubital tunnel syndrome, the best surgical option remains controversial. To evaluate the efficacy of anterior subcutaneous transposition of the ulnar nerve in patients with moderate to severe cubital tunnel syndrome and to analyze prognostic factors, we retrospectively reviewed 62 patients (65 elbows diagnosed with cubital tunnel syndrome who underwent anterior subcutaneous transposition. Preoperatively, the initial severity of the disease was evaluated using the McGowan scale as modified by Goldberg: 18 patients (28% had grade IIA neuropathy, 20 (31% had grade IIB, and 27 (42% had grade III. Postoperatively, according to the Wilson & Krout criteria, treatment outcomes were excellent in 38 patients (58%, good in 16 (25%, fair in 7 (11%, and poor in 4 (6%, with an excellent and good rate of 83%. A negative correlation was found between the preoperative McGowan grade and the postoperative Wilson & Krout score. The patients having fair and poor treatment outcomes had more advanced age, lower nerve conduction velocity, and lower action potential amplitude compared with those having excellent and good treatment outcomes. These results suggest that anterior subcutaneous transposition of the ulnar nerve is effective and safe for the treatment of moderate to severe cubital tunnel syndrome, and initial severity, advancing age, and electrophysiological parameters can affect treatment outcome.

  6. Median and Ulnar Neuropathy Assessment in Parkinson’s Disease regarding Symptom Severity and Asymmetry

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    Nilgul Yardimci

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. While increasing evidence suggests comorbidity of peripheral neuropathy (PNP and Parkinson’s disease (PD, the pathogenesis of PNP in PD is still a debate. The aim of this article is to search the core PD symptoms such as rigidity and tremor as contributing factors to mononeuropathy development while emphasizing each individual patient’s asymmetric symptom severity. Methods. We studied 62 wrists and 62 elbows of 31 patients (mean age 66.48±10.67 and 64 wrists and 64 elbows of 32 age-gender matched healthy controls (mean age 62.03±10.40, p=0.145. The Hoehn and Yahr disability scale and Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rated Scale were used to determine the severity of the disease. Results. According to electrodiagnostic criteria, we confirmed median neuropathy in 16.12% (bilateral in two-thirds of the patients and ulnar neuropathy in 3.22% of the PD group. While mean age (p=0.003, age at PD onset (p=0.019, and H&Y scores (p=0.016 were significant, tremor and rigidity scores were not. The comparison of the mean indices of electrophysiologic parameters indicated subclinical median and ulnar nerve demyelination both at the wrist and at the elbow in the patient groups where a longer disease duration and mild tremor and rigidity scores are prominent, remarkably. Conclusion. A disease related peripheral neurodegeneration beyond symptom severity occurs in PD.

  7. Diagnostic sensitivity of motor nerve conduction studies in ulnar neuropathy at the elbow.

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    Yokota,Tadaaki

    1995-10-01

    Full Text Available Seventy-six patients with ulnar neuropathy at the elbow were divided into 3 classes (Grades I, II, and III according to their clinical features and the maximal motor nerve conduction velocity (MCV, and the amplitude ratios at the across-elbow segment were retrospectively analyzed. To determine the criteria for abnormality, a control study was conducted on 150 healthy volunteers ranging in age from 20 to 89 years (6 age groups. The normal value for MCV could be set for two age groups: those under 60 and those over 60 years old. The 95% confidence limit was 54m/s for the former and 50m/s for the latter. There was no statistically significant difference in the amplitude ratio among the age groups. The confidence limit was set uniformly at 0.82 (above elbow/below elbow. An abnormality in either MCV or the amplitude ratio was found in 66.7% of Grade I (recent and mild symptoms, 89.7% of Grade II (persistent symptoms, and 100% of Grade III cases (marked intrinsic muscle atrophy. Evaluation using the combination of MCV and the amplitude ratio, considering the age-related normal value, appeared to be useful in establishing a differential diagnosis of ulnar neuropathy at the elbow.

  8. Giant-Cell Tumor of the Distal Ulna Treated by Wide Resection and Ulnar Support Reconstruction: A Case Report

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    Akio Minami

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Giant-cell tumor of bone occurred in the distal end of the ulna is extremely uncommon. A 23-year-old male had a giant-cell tumor occurred in the distal end of the ulna. After wide resection of the distal segment of the ulna including giant-cell tumor, ulnar components of the wrist joint were reconstructed with modified Sauvé-Kapandji procedure using the iliac bone graft, preserving the triangular fibrocartilage complex and ulnar collateral ligament in order to maintain ulnar support of the wrist, and the proximal stump of the resected ulna was stabilized by tenodesis using the extensor carpi ulnaris tendon. One year after operation, the patient's wrist was pain-free and had a full range of motion. Postoperative X-rays showed no abnormal findings including recurrence of the giant-cell tumor and ulnar translation of the entire carpus. The stability of the proximal stump of the distal ulna was also maintained.

  9. Giant-Cell Tumor of the Distal Ulna Treated by Wide Resection and Ulnar Support Reconstruction: A Case Report

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    Minami, Akio; Iwasaki, Norimasa; Nishida, Kinya; Motomiya, Makoto; Yamada, Katsuhisa; Momma, Daisuke

    2010-01-01

    Giant-cell tumor of bone occurred in the distal end of the ulna is extremely uncommon. A 23-year-old male had a giant-cell tumor occurred in the distal end of the ulna. After wide resection of the distal segment of the ulna including giant-cell tumor, ulnar components of the wrist joint were reconstructed with modified Sauvé-Kapandji procedure using the iliac bone graft, preserving the triangular fibrocartilage complex and ulnar collateral ligament in order to maintain ulnar support of the wrist, and the proximal stump of the resected ulna was stabilized by tenodesis using the extensor carpi ulnaris tendon. One year after operation, the patient's wrist was pain-free and had a full range of motion. Postoperative X-rays showed no abnormal findings including recurrence of the giant-cell tumor and ulnar translation of the entire carpus. The stability of the proximal stump of the distal ulna was also maintained. PMID:20592994

  10. Salvage of failed Sauvé-Kapandji procedure with an ulnar head prosthesis: report of three cases.

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    De Smet, L; Peeters, T

    2003-06-01

    Three failed Sauvé-Kapandji procedures were salvaged using an ulnar head prosthesis. At 7-22 month follow-up, all three patients were much improved. However, the stem of one implant subsequently fractured in a fall and this implant had to be removed.

  11. Nueva técnica de sutura artroscópica transósea del manguito de los rotadores: estudio anatómico

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    Se ha realizado un estudio anatómico experimental sobre cadáver que ha fundamentado el desarrollo de una técnica alternativa de reparación artroscópica del manguito rotador, puramente transósea. Se han utilizado 10 hombros de cadáver fresco congelado. Mediante una guía externa diseñada específicamente para esta técnica, se han efectuado perforaciones en el troquíter con diferentes angulaciones. En cada uno de los ángulos se ha medido la distancia al nervio axilar, así como el gros...

  12. Algunas consideraciones sobre la sicopatía y el suicidio de Silva : obsesion de la locura y del suicidio; un caso complicado de sicopatologia

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    Benigno Acosta Polo

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    Full Text Available Sin haber dejado sospechar lo mínimo respecto de su terrible decisión; sin haber escrito una sola línea sobre el particular ni haberse dejado traicionar por los nervios durante el día y la noche que antecedieron a la tragedia; sin haber dejado traslucir la más leve impaciencia ante los caballeros y las damas que hasta la media noche tertuliaron en su casa, José Asunción Silva preparó, serenamente, su viaje definitivo por el angosto túnel del cañón de una pistola.

  13. Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair: An Old Idea With a New Wrinkle.

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    Dugas, Jeffrey R

    2016-01-01

    At our practice, we have successfully treated thousands of overhead athletes with the modified Jobe technique of ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) repair. We used this technique regardless of the amount and location of the pathology encountered at the time of surgery. We asked whether the availability of modern anchor and suture technology, vast clinical experience with these injuries and their outcomes, and even biologic additives could be applied to some of these patients to achieve an equal or superior outcome in less time. This led us to create a construct that could be used to not only repair the torn native UCL tissue to bone, but also span the anatomic native ligament from its origin to its insertion. This construct includes an ultra-strong collagen coated tape attached at the anatomic insertions of the ligament using two 3.5-mm nonabsorbable PEEK corkscrew anchors and a suture through the eyelet of one of the anchors.

  14. Acute Compressive Ulnar Neuropathy in a Patient of Dengue Fever: An Unusual Presentation

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    Anil K Mehtani

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Dengue haemorrhagic fever is known for its haemorrhagic and neurologic complications. Neurologic complications are caused by three mechanism namely neurotropism, systemic complications causing encephalopathy and postinfectious immune-mediated mechanisms. However acute compressive neuropathy due to haemorrhage is not frequent and we could find no literature describing this Case Report: We report a case of acute compressive ulnar neuropathy due to peri neural hematoma, following an attempt at intravenous cannulation in the cubital fossa in a patient of dengue haemorrhagic fever with thrombocytopenia. Immediate fasciotomy and removal of haematoma was performed to relieve the symptoms. Conclusion: Compression neuropathies can be seen in dengue hemorrhagic fever and removal of compressing hematoma relieves symptoms. Keywords: Dengue haemmorrhagic fever; coagulopathy; peri neural haematoma.

  15. Pigmented villonodular synovitis of the elbow with rdial, median and ulnar nerve compression

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    Lu, Hui; Chen, Qiang; Shen, Hui

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    Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is a rare, idiopathic proliferative disorder of the synovium. While, PVNS of elbow is extremely rare. We report an 82-year-old female patient with 20-year-history of gradually increased PVNS in her left elbow. The multiple masses were located in anterior, medial and lateral of elbow. Her radial, median and ulnar nerves were compressed by the tumor. We resected tumor of extra-articular part piecemeally and released the compression of nerves. After the surgery, the patient gained a functional recovery. Two years after surgery she had a tumor recurrence, but without any symptoms of nerve compression syndromes. We discussed its clinical diagnosis, radiological features, MRI findings, pathophysiology, and treatment. PMID:26823718

  16. Secondary tensor and supinator muscles of the human proximal radio-ulnar joint.

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    Hast, M H; Perkins, R E

    1986-01-01

    A gross anatomical study was made of the human elbow. Three very small muscles were found that are not described in contemporary anatomical publications. A lateral tensor muscle of the annular ligament was observed in seven of every ten cadavers; its action is to tense or pull the annular ligament laterally during supination. A medial tensor muscle of the annular ligament was found in two of every ten cadavers; its action is to tense the annular ligament, pulling it medially and distally, and to assist in supination. An accessory supinator muscle was found in four of ten cadavers; its action is to assist in supination. These muscles would be synergistic to the primary supinator muscles of the radio-ulnar joint. Images Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3 Fig. 4 Fig. 5 PMID:3693061

  17. The Minimal Clinically Important Difference after Simple Decompression for Ulnar Neuropathy at the Elbow

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    Malay, Sunitha; Chung, Kevin C.; Gaston, Glenn; Haase, R. Steven C.; Hammert, Warren C.; Lawton, Jeff; Merrell, Greg A.; Nassab, Paul F.; Song, Jae W.; Yang, Lynda J.S.

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    Purpose Establishing minimally clinically important difference (MCID) for patient-reported outcomes questionnaires is an important component of outcomes research to understand treatment effectiveness from the patient’s perspective. For patients with ulnar neuropathy at the elbow (UNE), these assessments are vital to examine how much change in the questionnaire scores equate to patient satisfaction. Methods We calculated the change in scores of Michigan Hand Outcomes Questionnaire (MHQ), Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand questionnaire (DASH), and Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire (CTQ) from preoperative to 3,6 and 12 months postoperatively after ulnar nerve simple decompression procedure. We used the anchor based approach of receiver operating characteristic curves to determine the MCID. Results On average, MCID of 10, 12, and 7 points were identified for pain, function, and ADL domains of MHQ. Similarly, DASH, CTQ-symptom severity scale, and CTQ-function severity scale had an average MCID of 7, 0.7, and 0.3 points respectively. At the 3, 6, and 12 months’ time-points, an MCID of 9, 8, and 13 points for pain, 12, 12, and 12 points for function, and 6, 8, and 6 points for ADL domains of the MHQ were identified; similarly an MCID of 8, 7, and 7 points for DASH; 0.4, 0.7, and 0.7 points for CTQ- symptom severity scale; and 0.3, 0.3, and 0.4 points for CTQ-function severity scale were established. Conclusion The smaller MCIDs of MHQ, DASH, and even smaller MCIDs of CTQ found in our study indicate that a small change in the scores identified satisfied patients. Simple decompression surgery for UNE produced patient satisfaction with only a small change in their questionnaire scores. The implications of this finding are that simple decompression surgery for UNE is a highly effective procedure and the outcomes questionnaires used are highly responsive, which minimizes sample size requirements for future research studies relating to UNE. PMID:23474160

  18. Variation in the hypothenar muscles and its impact on ulnar tunnel syndrome.

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    Claassen, Horst; Schmitt, Oliver; Schulze, Marko; Wree, Andreas

    2013-12-01

    Compression of the ulnar nerve at Guyon's canal can be caused not only by tumor-like structures, a fibrotic arch, a ganglion, lipoma, aneurysm or thrombosis but also by anomalous hypothenar muscles which are reviewed here. For the search of relevant papers, PubMed and crucial anatomical textbooks were consulted. The abductor digiti minimi is the most variable hypothenar muscle. It can possess one to three muscle bellies. Additional heads can arise from the flexor retinaculum, the palmaris longus tendon, the pronator quadratus tendon or the deep fascia of the palmar side of the forearm. Our own case of an aberrant abductor digiti minimi appearing like connective tissue and originating in the antebrachial fascia is included here. Hematoxylin and eosin staining revealed that macroscopically non-muscle-like tissue contained skeletal muscle tissue. The muscle itself resembled other described cases. In addition, at the flexor digiti minimi accessory heads with origin from the flexor retinaculum, the antebrachial fascia or the long flexor muscles of the forearm can be detected. By contrast, the opponens digiti minimi mostly lacks variations and is sometimes missing. In our opinion, this is due to its hidden location. However, in few cases an additional head can arise from the lower arm aponeurosis. Furthermore, additional (fourth) hypothenar muscles might be expressed. These muscles are characterized by origins in the forearm and insertions on the head of the 5th metacarpal bone or on the 5th proximal phalanx. It must be noted that accessory hypothenar muscles might look like connective tissue at first glance. Often their origin extends to the antebrachial fascia. This can be explained by the phylogenetic fact that all intrinsic muscles of the hand are derived from muscle masses that originated in the forearm. In the opinion of several authors, ulnar nerve compression mostly is evoked by hyper trophied variant hypothenar muscles due to overuse as for example in carpenters

  19. MRI shows thickening and altered diffusion in the median and ulnar nerves in multifocal motor neuropathy

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    Haakma, Wieke [University Medical Center Utrecht, Department of Radiology, Utrecht (Netherlands); Aarhus University, Department of Forensic Medicine and Comparative Medicine Lab, Aarhus (Denmark); Jongbloed, Bas A.; Goedee, H.S.; Berg, Leonard H. van den; Pol, W.L. van der [University Medical Center Utrecht, Brain Centre Rudolf Magnus, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Utrecht (Netherlands); Froeling, Martijn; Bos, Clemens; Hendrikse, Jeroen [University Medical Center Utrecht, Department of Radiology, Utrecht (Netherlands); Leemans, Alexander [University Medical Center Utrecht, Image Sciences Institute, Utrecht (Netherlands)

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    To study disease mechanisms in multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) of the median and ulnar nerves. We enrolled ten MMN patients, ten patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and ten healthy controls (HCs). Patients underwent MRI (in a prone position) and nerve conduction studies. DTI and fat-suppressed T2-weighted scans of the forearms were performed on a 3.0T MRI scanner. Fibre tractography of the median and ulnar nerves was performed to extract diffusion parameters: fractional anisotropy (FA), mean (MD), axial (AD) and radial (RD) diffusivity. Cross-sectional areas (CSA) were measured on T2-weighted scans. Forty-five out of 60 arms were included in the analysis. AD was significantly lower in MMN patients (2.20 ± 0.12 x 10{sup -3} mm{sup 2}/s) compared to ALS patients (2.31 ± 0.17 x 10{sup -3} mm{sup 2}/s; p < 0.05) and HCs (2.31± 0.17 x 10{sup -3} mm{sup 2}/s; p < 0.05). Segmental analysis showed significant restriction of AD, RD and MD (p < 0.005) in the proximal third of the nerves. CSA was significantly larger in MMN patients compared to ALS patients and HCs (p < 0.01). Thickening of nerves is compatible with changes in the myelin sheath structure, whereas lowered AD values suggest axonal dysfunction. These findings suggest that myelin and axons are diffusely involved in MMN pathogenesis. (orig.)

  20. Early phase tendon transfers in radial and ulnar nerve injuries: internal splinting

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    Nilgün Markal Ertaş

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: Internal splinting is defined as early tendon transfer performed during or just after nerve repair followingnerve injury and is a controversial issue. The objectivesof internal splinting are avoiding the use of long term external splinting, avoiding permanent hand deformities until the injured nerve is reinnervated and supporting sensorial recovery. In this paper we present our clinical cases of internal splinting and discuss the results in terms of indications, timing, advantages, and disadvantages of internal splinting.Materials and Methods: We applied internal splinting in 11 patients, 3 patients with radial nerve injury and 8 patients with ulnar nerve injury. Internal splinting was performed contemporarily with the nerve repair in 5 patients,in 2 weeks following nerve repair in 1 patient and in 4 weeks following nerve repair in 5 patients. Pronator teres was transferred to extensor carpi radialis brevis and flexor carpi radialis was transferred to extensor digitorum communis in radial nerve injuries. Omer’s superficial Y technique and its modification were used for ulnar nerve injuries.Results: Patients were followed up for at least 1 year with physical examination and electroneuromyelography and recovery of sensorial and motor functions were achieved in all of them.Conclusion: We concluded that internal splinting is usefulfor avoiding external splint usage and preventing the establishment of hand deformity until recovery of the nerve. The contribution of internal splinting to sensorial recovery was noteworthy as stated in the literature but the lack of control group and the small number of our cases was limited to come to a definite conclusion. We did not experience any disadvantage of internal splinting.

  1. Predictors of surgical revision after in situ decompression of the ulnar nerve.

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    Krogue, Justin D; Aleem, Alexander W; Osei, Daniel A; Goldfarb, Charles A; Calfee, Ryan P

    2015-04-01

    This study was performed to identify factors associated with the need for revision surgery after in situ decompression of the ulnar nerve for cubital tunnel syndrome. This case-control investigation examined all patients treated at one institution with open in situ decompression for cubital tunnel syndrome between 2006 and 2011. The case patients were 44 failed decompressions that required revision, and the controls were 79 randomly selected patients treated with a single operation. Demographic data and disease-specific data were extracted from the medical records. The rate of revision surgery after in situ decompression was determined from our 5-year experience. A multivariate logistic regression model was used based on univariate testing to determine predictors of revision cubital tunnel surgery. Revision surgery was required in 19% (44 of 231) of all in situ decompressions performed during the study period. Predictors of revision surgery included a history of elbow fracture or dislocation (odds ratio [OR], 7.1) and McGowan stage I disease (OR, 3.2). Concurrent surgery with in situ decompression was protective against revision surgery (OR, 0.19). The rate of revision cubital tunnel surgery after in situ nerve decompression should be weighed against the benefits of a less invasive procedure compared with transposition. When considering in situ ulnar nerve decompression, prior elbow fracture as well as patients requesting surgery for mild clinically graded disease should be viewed as risk factors for revision surgery. Patient factors often considered relevant to surgical outcomes, including age, sex, body mass index, tobacco use, and diabetes status, were not associated with a greater likelihood of revision cubital tunnel surgery. Copyright © 2015 Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Board of Trustees. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  2. Ecografía Doppler oftálmica en el diagnóstico precoz del glaucoma

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    1. INTRODUCCIÓN o MOTIVACIÓN El término glaucoma engloba un grupo de neuropatías ópticas caracterizadas por la pérdida lenta y progresiva de las fibras del nervio óptico (NO) que conduce a cambios morfológicos característicos de la papila (excavación del NO) y de la capa de fibras nerviosas retinianas (CFNR) que se traducen en la pérdida de campo visual (CV) con un patrón también característico (1, 2). Inicialmente es asintomático pero conduce a una pérdida progresiva e irreversible del CV. I...

  3. Ulnar Artery Compression: A Feasible and Effective Approach to Prevent the Radial Artery Occlusion after Coronary Intervention

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    Jun Tian; Yu-Shun Chu; Jing Sun; Tie-Min Jiang

    2015-01-01

    Background:Radial artery (RA) occlusion (RAO) is not rare in patients undergoing coronary intervention by transradial approach (TRCI).Predictors of and prevention from RAO have not been systematically studied.This study aimed to analyze the risk factors of the weakness of RA pulsation (RAP) and its predictive value for RAO after TRCI,and simultaneously to describe a feasible and effective approach to maintain RA patency.Methods:Between June 2006 and March 2010,all patients who underwent TRCI were classified according to the weakness of RAP after removing compression bandage with confirmation by Doppler ultrasound for the first 30 consecutive patients.Among a total of 2658 patients studied,187 (7%) patients having a weaker RAP were prospectively monitored.At 1 h after bandage removal,the ulnar artery in puncture side of all patients was blocked with manual compression to favor brachial and collateral artery blood flow through the RA until a good RAP was restored.The primary analysis was the occurrence of RAO.Results:Doppler ultrasound demonstrated the significant reduction of both systolic velocity (61.24 ± 3.95 cm/s vs.72.31 ± 3.57 cm/s)and diastolic velocity (1.83 ± 0.32 cm/s vs.17.77 ± 3.97 cm/s) in RA at access side as compared to the contralateral RA (all P < 0.001),but these velocities in ipsilateral ulnar artery (81.2 ± 2.16 cm/s and 13.1 ± 2.86 cm/s,respectively) increased profoundly.The average time of ulnar artery compression was 4.1 ± 1.2 h (ranged 2.5-6.5 h).There were two patients experienced persistent RAO with a success rate of 98.9% and RAO in 0.075% of patients after ulnar artery compression was applied.The pulsation of the ulnar artery after compression was removed had not been influenced by the compression.Conclusions:After intervention using TRCI approach,the presence of a weaker RAP is an indicator of imminent RAO.The continuing compression of ipsilateral ulnar artery is an effective approach to maintain RA patency.

  4. Ulnar Artery Compression: A Feasible and Effective Approach to Prevent the Radial Artery Occlusion after Coronary Intervention

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    Jun Tian

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Radial artery (RA occlusion (RAO is not rare in patients undergoing coronary intervention by transradial approach (TRCI. Predictors of and prevention from RAO have not been systematically studied. This study aimed to analyze the risk factors of the weakness of RA pulsation (RAP and its predictive value for RAO after TRCI, and simultaneously to describe a feasible and effective approach to maintain RA patency. Methods: Between June 2006 and March 2010, all patients who underwent TRCI were classified according to the weakness of RAP after removing compression bandage with confirmation by Doppler ultrasound for the first 30 consecutive patients. Among a total of 2658 patients studied, 187 (7% patients having a weaker RAP were prospectively monitored. At 1 h after bandage removal, the ulnar artery in puncture side of all patients was blocked with manual compression to favor brachial and collateral artery blood flow through the RA until a good RAP was restored. The primary analysis was the occurrence of RAO. Results: Doppler ultrasound demonstrated the significant reduction of both systolic velocity (61.24 ± 3.95 cm/s vs. 72.31 ± 3.57 cm/s and diastolic velocity (1.83 ± 0.32 cm/s vs. 17.77 ± 3.97 cm/s in RA at access side as compared to the contralateral RA (all P < 0.001, but these velocities in ipsilateral ulnar artery (81.2 ± 2.16 cm/s and 13.1 ± 2.86 cm/s, respectively increased profoundly. The average time of ulnar artery compression was 4.1 ± 1.2 h (ranged 2.5-6.5 h. There were two patients experienced persistent RAO with a success rate of 98.9% and RAO in 0.075% of patients after ulnar artery compression was applied. The pulsation of the ulnar artery after compression was removed had not been influenced by the compression. Conclusions: After intervention using TRCI approach, the presence of a weaker RAP is an indicator of imminent RAO. The continuing compression of ipsilateral ulnar artery is an effective approach to

  5. Proximal ulnar stump stability after using the pronator quadratus muscle transfer combined with the Suavé-Kapandji procedure in rheumatoid wrist.

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    Uerpairojkit, Chairoj; Leechavengvongs, Somsak; Malungpaishorpe, Kanchai; Witoonchart, Kiat; Buddhavibul, Panai

    2014-01-01

    The pronator quadratus muscle transfer combined with the Sauvé-Kapandji procedure was used to treat the distal radioulnar joint disorder in ten rheumatoid wrists for prevention against instability of the proximal ulnar stump. All patients were female with a mean age of 46.6 years. The mean follow-up time was 24.2 months. Postoperatively, supination increased in all patients with a mean of 50 degrees. Pain decreased significantly and none complained of prominence of the proximal ulnar stump in normal pronated position and during a tight grip. The wrist radiographs of both coronal and sagittal planes in normal and stress fisting views were used to evaluate the postoperative static and physiologic loaded stability of the proximal ulnar stump. It had shown this procedure provided good static proximal ulnar stump stability in both coronal and sagittal planes. However, in physiologic loaded condition, it was able to provide stability only in the sagittal plane.

  6. MR demonstration of an anomalous muscle in a patient with coexistent carpal and ulnar tunnel syndrome. Case report and literature summary.

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    Zeiss, J; Jakab, E

    1995-01-01

    An aberrant muscle is demonstrated by magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in a patient presenting with focal wrist swelling and compression neuropathy of median and ulnar nerves following 4 months of carpentry work. The muscle originated from the palmaris longus tendon and ulnar antebrachial fascia at the lower half of the forearm as a single belly, then diverged medially from palmaris longus tendon and bifurcated. Both portions of the split muscle extended into the distal ulnar tunnel or Guyon's canal. One segment joined with the abductor digiti minimi muscle and the other with the flexor retinaculum. MR was able to clearly delineate this hypertrophied, symptomatic muscle anomaly. It may be helpful when mass effect is suspected in either tunnel, or in patients with atypical work-related carpal tunnel syndrome with evidence of significant ulnar neuropathy for evaluation of underlying anomalous musculature. Normal MR images of the wrist are included for comparison and the literature is reviewed.

  7. Reconstruction of the distal radio-ulnar joint with a prosthesis of the distal ulna in the treatment of a recurrent giant cell tumour.

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    Kotrych, Daniel; Zyluk, Andrzej; Walaszek, Ireneusz; Bohatryrewicz, Andrzej

    2011-09-01

    We present a case of 35-year old left-handed woman with recurrent giant-cell tumour affecting 1/4 of the distal part of the left ulna, with associated ulnar nerve involvement. After resection of the tumour and 1 cm of the ulnar nerve, the distal ulna was reconstructed with an individually designed and matched prosthesis, followed by ulnar nerve reconstruction. At 12 months follow-up the patients was free of pain, had excellent recovery of ulnar nerve function, satisfactory wrist range of motion and moderately impaired function of the left hand (DASH score 42). She returned to her original work in the office. We believe that restoration of the anatomy of the distal forearm after en block resection of the distal ulna is desirable in young, active patients, and that the prosthesis we used provides a good anatomical framework for the recovery of the function of the wrist.

  8. Differences between radial and ulnar deviation of the wrist in the study of the intrinsic intercarpal ligaments: magnetic resonance imaging and gross anatomic inspection in cadavers

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    Gheno, Ramon; Buck, Florian M.; Nico, Marcelo A.C.; Trudell, Debra J.; Resnick, Donald [VA San Diego Medical Center, Department of Radiology, San Diego, CA (United States)

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    To demonstrate how radial and ulnar deviation of the wrist can affect the visualization of the intrinsic intercarpal ligaments using magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, MR arthrography and gross anatomic inspection in cadavers. The detectability of the intrinsic intercarpal ligaments of ten fresh human wrists was analyzed in coronal, axial and sagittal images in the neutral position and in radial and ulnar deviation with MR imaging and MR arthrography. The findings were then correlated with gross anatomic inspection. Additionally, quantitative measurements including the radiocarpal distances and capitate angles were performed. Differences were noted in the visual conspicuity of only the intercarpal ligaments of the proximal carpal row with different techniques and wrist positions. The average width of the radiocarpal joint was 0.62 mm, 1.55 mm and 2.0 mm (radial side) and 3.78 mm, 2.25 mm and 1.16 mm (ulnar side) in radial deviation, neutral position, and ulnar deviation of the wrist, respectively. Statistically, these maneuvers produced significant opening in the ulnar side during radial deviation (Student's t-test; P = 0.0005) and in the radial side in ulnar deviation (P = 0.007). Significant differences in the width of the radiocarpal joint were observed during radial and ulnar deviation of the wrist, influencing the visualization of the intrinsic ligaments, mainly the scapholunate and lunotriquetral ligaments. The use of MR arthrography with radial and/or ulnar deviation has the potential to improve diagnosis in clinical cases in which injury to one or both of these ligaments is suggested. (orig.)

  9. [Double compression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow and at the wrist (double-crush syndrome). Case report and review of the literature].

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    Monacelli, G; Spagnoli, A M; Pardi, M; Valesini, L; Rizzo, M I; Irace, S

    2006-03-01

    Double compression of a peripheral nerve is not rare in medical practice. This article describes an ulnar neuropathy along the elbow and the wrist segments with electro-diagnostic examination (EDX). The proximal compression was an ulnar entrapment at the olecranon-epitrochlear semi-canal; the distal one was after the canal of Guyon, due to an arthro-synovial cyst arising from the pisohamatum joint. There aren't analogous clinical reports in the literature.

  10. Bloqueo ciático continuo con catéter estimulador guiado mediante ecografía para tratamiento del miembro fantasma doloroso Ultrasound-guided continuous sciatic nerve block with stimulating catheter for the treatment of phantom limb pain

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    A. Martínez Navas

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Los bloqueos nerviosos periféricos pueden ser una alternativa a la analgesia intravenosa y epidural en el tratamiento del miembro fantasma doloroso. La dificultad en la localización del nervio ciático mediante neuroestimulación en pacientes con arteriopatía periférica y neuropatía puede verse aumentada por el hecho de presentar una amputación del miembro inferior, que imposibilita la observación de una respuesta motora en el pie coincidiendo con la localización del nervio. En estos casos, la ecografía puede convertirse en una técnica de localización nerviosa determinante del éxito de la analgesia ya que permite la identificación del nervio, así como la visualización en tiempo real de la posición relativa de la aguja y catéter respecto al nervio y la difusión del anestésico local administrado. Se presenta el caso de un paciente con miembro fantasma doloroso resistente al tratamiento convencional que se controló con un bloqueo ciático continuo con catéter estimulador guiado con ecografía.Peripheral nerve blocks can be an alternative to intravenous and epidural analgesia in the treatment of phantom limb pain. The difficulty of localizing the sciatic nerve through neurostimulation in patients with peripheral arteriopathy and neuropathy can be increased by lower limb amputation, making it impossible to observe a motor response in the foot coinciding with localization of the nerve. In these cases, ultrasonography can become a technique for nerve localization and determine the success of analgesic strategy, since it allows nerve identification, as well as visualization in real time of the relative position of the needle and catheter with respect to the nerve and the diffusion of the local anesthetic administered. We report the case of a patient with phantom limb pain refractory to conventional treatment, in whom pain control was achieved by ultrasound-guided continuous sciatic block with stimulating catheter.

  11. Paralisia do nervo ulnar na lepra sem alterações cutâneas: biópsia do ramo superficial do nervo ulnar na mão

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    FREITAS MARCOS R. G. DE

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    Full Text Available A lepra constitui causa frequente de acometimento de nervos periféricos, em nosso meio. O sistema nervoso periférico é acometido por vezes sem que haja alterações cutâneas: é a chamada forma neurítica pura. Nessa variante, o nervo mais afetado é o ulnar. Nos casos de acometimento isolado de nervos periféricos somente a feitura de biópsia de nervo conduzirá ao diagnóstico. Assim, resolvemos realizar biópsia do ramo sensitivo superficial do nervo ulnar na mão em 17 pacientes com paresia ou paralisia desse nervo e espessamento do mesmo na altura do cotovelo. Os principais achados foram: redução do número de fibras mielínicas em 14 casos, infiltrado inflamatório em 13, fibrose em 12, desmielinização e remielinização em 9, presença de granuloma em 6 e visualização do Mycobacterium leprae em 5. Concluímos que a biópsia do ramo sensitivo superficial do nervo ulnar na mão é um bom meio diagnóstico de lepra em pacientes com acometimento desse nervo

  12. MEDIAL EPICONDYLE FRACTURE OF THE HUMERUS WITH ULNAR NERVE PALSY OF AN 11-MONTH-OLD INFANT:CASE REPORT

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    张楷乐; 张自明; 张菁

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    <正>To our knowledge,there is no report concerning medial epicondyle fracture of the humerus for infants,the clinical course and treatment outcome of an 11 -month-old boy with such fracture with ulnar nerve palsy was described in this article.Ulnar nerve detection and scar tissue release were performed.The bony fragment was anatomically reduced and fixed with an anchor.The above-elbow wellpadded anterior plastic splint was used postoperatively for 4 weeks.After removing the splint,the motion of hand had no obvious improvement accompanied with claw hand deformity,and nerve transplantation was suggested to the patient’s parent.We would like to remind clinicians of encountering the clinical manifestations to be vigilant for any possibilities.

  13. Acute calcific tendinitis of the flexor carpi ulnaris causing acute compressive neuropathy of the ulnar nerve: a case report.

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    Yasen, Sam

    2012-12-01

    This study reports a case of acute calcific tendinitis of the flexor carpi ulnaris in a 64-year-old woman. She presented with symptoms of acute ulnar nerve compression mimicking a volar compartment syndrome. Owing to rapidly progressive symptoms, emergency surgical exploration was carried out. Intra-operatively a large mass of calcium phosphate carbonate was noted in association with the flexor carpi ulnaris near its insertion at the wrist compressing the ulnar nerve and artery in Guyon's canal. Postoperatively the patient had complete resolution of symptoms. Conservative management with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, rest, splinting, and steroid therapy is recommended for acute calcific tendinitis, but this case suggests a role for surgical treatment when there is acute neural compression and severe pain.

  14. Short segment incremental study in ulnar neuropathy at the wrist: report of three cases and review of the literature.

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    Yalinay Dikmen, Pinar; Oge, A Emre; Yazici, Jale

    2010-03-01

    Ulnar nerve lesions may occur at different sublocations at wrist and may involve various branches of the nerve. Standard neurophysiological studies are generally insufficient in revealing these lesions. Demonstration of conduction block and/or focal slowing of nerve conduction is the most definitive electrodiagnostic evidence for the localization of segmental demyelination. Short-segment incremental study (SSIS) is a sensitive technique for detecting the ulnar neuropathy at the wrist (UNW). We report 3 cases of UNW caused by ganglion cysts in Guyon's canal which were studied by using SSIS across the wrist. Even though SSIS is a time-consuming and technically demanding method, it increases the electrodiagnostic potential of detecting segmental demyelination in this location.

  15. Influence of the long term use of a computer on median, ulnar and radial sensory nerves in the wrist region

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    Objectives: Repetitive microtrauma or overuse injuries may often affect upper extremities of the long term computer users. The aim of this study was to compare sensory nerve conduction velocities (SNCV) for median, radial and ulnar nerves in the wrist of computer users with the same parameters in controls who do not use computers regularly. Material and Methods: Twenty one male computer users (age: mean (M) = 28.3 years ± standard deviation (SD) = 7.5 years) and 21 male control subjects (age:...

  16. A comparative clinical and electromyographic study of median and ulnar nerve injuries at the wrist in children and adults.

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    Duteille, F; Petry, D; Poure, L; Dautel, G; Merle, M

    2001-02-01

    The outcome of 38 median and ulnar nerve injuries at the wrist in 15 adults and 15 children were studied with a follow-up of at least 1 year. Each patient was assessed clinically and with nerve conduction studies. The results confirm a markedly superior sensory recovery in children. However the children had persistent motor deficiencies. This difference in the clinical results of adults and children was not reflected in the nerve conduction results which were similar in both groups.

  17. Aberrant course of a communicating branch of the ulnar nerve to the median nerve contributing to hypothenar Hammer syndrome.

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    Richards, Winston T; Bullocks, Jamal M; Norris, Morgan E

    2007-06-01

    This presentation represents a unique anatomic predisposition to the development of hypothenar hammer syndrome (HHS). In this case, a communicating branch of the ulnar nerve to the median common digital nerve of the ring finger was identified crossing volar to the superficial palmar arch. This relationship caused thrombosis of the superficial palmar arch proximal to this crossing nerve branch. The aberrant course of this nerve created a structural anomaly contributing to HHS, which ultimately mandated surgical intervention.

  18. Usefulness of combination of grey-scale and color Doppler ultrasound findings in the diagnosis of ulnar nerve entrapment syndrome

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    Mohammad Ebrahim Ghanei

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    Full Text Available Background: Ulnar nerve entrapment (UNE has been diagnosed with clinical examination and electrodiagnostic studies. This study was designed to determine the value of a combination of grey-scale and color Doppler ultrasound findings in the diagnosis of patients with UNE. Materials and Methods: During May to August 2013 41 patients with UNE (proven by electrodiagnostic studies and 44 healthy volunteers were evaluated by ultrasound study. Three cross-sectional area (CSA of ulnar nerve around cubital fossa was determined and measured in both groups. The maximum and minimum diameter of ulnar nerve was measured for calculating flattening ratio index (FRI. Vascularity of ulnar nerve around cubital fossa was also examined in proper color Doppler setting. Results: The mean CSA of nerve at all proximal, middle and distal levels were greater in patients with UNE than in controls (P = 0.02, <0.001 and 0.34 respectively. A cut-off point of 10.5 mm 2 for CSA (in the level of the cubital fossa yielded a sensitivity and specificity of 92.7% and 93.2%, respectively. Mean FRI was 3.1 ± 0.6 in patients with UNE group and 1.4 ± 0.2 in the control group with a significant difference (P < 0.001. FRI with cutoff point 2.15 has been shown as an important parameter for the detection of UNE. The vascularity in UNE has a sensitivity and specificity of 66% and 93.2%, respectively, and has a higher probability of being positive in severe UNE. Conclusion: Combination of grey-scale and color Doppler ultrasound may provide valuable diagnostic criteria and severity assessment of UNE.

  19. Claves para el diagnóstico precoz del glaucoma (Keys to early diagnosis of glaucoma

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    Molleda-Carbonell José Mª

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    Full Text Available ResumenEl diagnóstico precoz del glaucoma es un problema en oftalmologíaveterinaria. Basándose en los síntomas clínicos habituales el diagnóstico suele hacerse en un punto en el que la visión ha sufrido un importante deterioro. Basados en el hecho de que el glaucoma es una enfermedad neurodegenerativa del nervio óptico y que sus primeras manifestaciones son degeneración y muerte de las células ganglionares de la retina, degeneración de axones del nervio óptico y por tanto disminución de la capa de fibras nerviosas nerviosas, con aumento de la excavación papilar, disminución del anillo neuro-retniano y desestabilización de la cabeza del nervio óptico, es obvio que el diagnóstico debe de centrarse en detectar, loantes posible, estos cambios. En la actualidad, sin menospreciar latonometría y la gonioscopia se debe profundizar en aquellas técnicas que como la oftalmoscopia de la retina y papila evalúen el daño y progresión del nervio óptico. Así junto al estudio de la progresión de la excavación papilar frente a la disminución del anillo neurorretiniano, es necesario avanzar en el uso de técnicas actuales como la tomografía de coherencia óptica (OCT y el analizador de fibras nerviosas GDX, que detectan daños y su progresión en la capa de fibras nerviosas de la retina incluso antes de que se traduzcan en una pérdida apreciable de la función visual.SummaryEarly diagnosis of glaucoma is a problem in veterinary ophthalmologybecause the diagnosis is based on the clinical sings when there is animportant visual alteration. Two groups of eye conditions have beenproposed in glaucoma. One of them has the common feature aboutprogressive optic neuropaty involving loss of retinal ganglion cells, getting smaller the neuroretinal rim, loss of nerve fibre layer and generalised or focal enlargement of the cup. Only a preventive glaucoma diagnosis can preserve effectively the vision. Early detection is the key to protecting the

  20. Results after simple decompression of the ulnar nerve in cubital tunnel syndrome.

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    Harder, Kristina; Lukschu, Sandra; Dunda, Sebastian E; Krapohl, Björn Dirk

    2015-01-01

    Cubital tunnel syndrome represents the second most common compression neuropathy of the upper limb. For more than four decades there has been a controversy about the best surgical treatment modality for cubital tunnel syndrome. In this study the results of 28 patients with simple ulnar nerve decompression are presented. Data analyses refers to clinical examination, personal interview, DASH-questionnaire, and electrophysiological measurements, which were assessed pre- and postoperatively. 28 patients (15 females, 13 males) were included in this study. The average age at time of surgery was 47.78 years (31.68-73.10 years). The period from onset of symptoms to surgery ranged from 2 to 24 months (mean 6 months). The mean follow-up was 2.11 years (0.91-4.16 years). Postoperatively there was a significant decrease in DASH score from 52.6 points to 13.3 points (pnerve conduction velocity increased from 36.0 m/s to 44.4 m/s (p=0.008) and the motor nerve action potential reached 5,470 mV compared to 3,665 mV preoperatively (p=0.018). A significant increase of grip strength from 59% (in comparison to the healthy hand) to 80% was observed (p=0.002). Pain was indicated by means of a visual analog scale from 0 to 100. Preoperatively the median level of pain was 29 and postoperatively it was 0 (p=0.001). The decrease of the two-point-discrimination of the three ulnar finger nerves was also highly significant (p<0.001) from 11.3 mm to 5.0 mm. Significant postoperative improvement was also observed in the clinical examination concerning muscle atrophy (p=0.002), clawing (p=0.008), paresthesia (p=0.004), the sign of Froment (p=0.004), the sign of Hoffmann-Tinel (p=0.021), and clumsiness (p=0.002). Overall nearly 90% of all patients were satisfied with the result of the operation. In 96.4% of all cases, surgery improved the symptoms and in one patient (3.6%) the success was noted as "poor" because the symptoms remained unchanged. In 35.7% the success was graded as "moderate", in 10

  1. Results after simple decompression of the ulnar nerve in cubital tunnel syndrome

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    Harder, Kristina

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Cubital tunnel syndrome represents the second most common compression neuropathy of the upper limb. For more than four decades there has been a controversy about the best surgical treatment modality for cubital tunnel syndrome. In this study the results of 28 patients with simple ulnar nerve decompression are presented. Data analyses refers to clinical examination, personal interview, DASH-questionnaire, and electrophysiological measurements, which were assessed pre- and postoperatively.28 patients (15 females, 13 males were included in this study. The average age at time of surgery was 47.78 years (31.68–73.10 years. The period from onset of symptoms to surgery ranged from 2 to (mean 6 months. The mean follow-up was 2.11 years (0.91–Postoperatively there was a significant decrease in DASH score from 52.6 points to 13.3 points (p<0.001. Also the electrophysiological findings improved significantly: motor nerve conduction velocity increased from 36.0 m/s to 44.4 m/s (p=0.008 and the motor nerve action potential reached 5,470 mV compared to 3,665 mV preoperatively (p=0.018. A significant increase of grip strength from 59% (in comparison to the healthy hand to 80% was observed (p=0.002. Pain was indicated by means of a visual analog scale from 0 to 100. Preoperatively the median level of pain was 29 and postoperatively it was 0 (p=0.001. The decrease of the two-point-discrimination of the three ulnar finger nerves was also highly significant (p<0.001 from 11.3 mm to 5.0 mm. Significant postoperative improvement was also observed in the clinical examination concerning muscle atrophy (p=0.002, clawing (p=0.008, paresthesia (p=0.004, the sign of Froment (p=0.004, the sign of Hoffmann-Tinel (p=0.021, and clumsiness (p=0.002.Overall nearly 90% of all patients were satisfied with the result of the operation. In 96.4% of all cases, surgery improved the symptoms and in one patient (3.6% the success was noted as “poor” because the symptoms remained

  2. Surgical correction of ulnar deviation deformity of the wrist in patients with birth brachial plexus palsy sequelae.

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    Bhardwaj, Praveen; Parekh, Harshil; Venkatramani, Hari; Raja Sabapathy, S

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    Ulnar deviation deformity of the wrist in patients with birth brachial plexus palsy is an important cosmetic concern among the patients and their relatives; especially in the patients who have recovered the basic limb functions. Though there is ample literature available regarding the management of the shoulder deformity there is paucity of literature regarding management of wrist ulnar deviation deformity. We report our experience with correction of this deformity in five cases with isolated ulnar deviation deformity without forearm rotational deformity or weakness of the wrist muscles. All the patients underwent extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU) to extensor carpi radialis longus (ECRL) tendon transfer. At a minimum of 18 months follow-up all the patients and their families were satisfied with the cosmetic appearance of the limb. Correction of the deformity improves the appearance of the limb, improves self-confidence of the child, and allows them to integrate well into the society. Interestingly, the patients expressed improvement in their grip strength and overall hand function after this surgery. The notable functions which improved were easy reach of the hand-to-mouth for feeding and easy handling of the things requiring bimanual activities. Although the main aim of this operation was to correct the appearance of the hand it was found to be also functionally useful by the patients and hence we are encouraged to report it for wider use. The results were maintained during the follow-up period of as long as 47 months.

  3. Farmacodinâmica do cisatracúrio no transplante renal Farmacodinámica del cisatracúrio en el transplante renal Cisatracurium pharmacodynamics in renal transplantation

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    Ismar Lima Cavalcanti

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    del cisatracúrio, especialmente en los enfermos con insuficiencia orgánica, parece ser benéfica, debido a su eliminación órgano independiente de Hofmann y menor tendencia a liberar histamina. Este trabajo tiene como objetivo determinar, en enfermos portadores de insuficiencia renal crónica, la farmacodinámica del cisatracúrio durante el transplante renal. MÉTODO: Fueron estudiados 30enfermos divididos en dos grupos, 15 con función renal normal sometidos a cirugía bucomaxilo-facial y 15 portadores de insuficiencia renal crónica sometidos a transplante renal bajo anestesia general con etomidato, sufentanil y sevoflurano en concentraciones entre 0,5 y 1% de fracción expirada. Recibieron dosis venosa de 0,15 mg.kg-1 de cisatracúrio en la inducción y 0,05 mg.kg-1 todas las veces que T1 recuperaba 25%. La función neuromuscular fue monitorizada de forma continua por aceleromiografia utilizando el patrón de estimulación secuencia de cuatro estímulos, a través de la estimulación supramáxima del nervio ulnar. RESULTADOS: Los resultados referentes a la farmacodinámica del cisatracúrio muestran que el inicio de acción (4,1 y 4,9 min, la duración clínica (68,9 y 75,4 min y el índice de recuperación (20,2 y 28 min fueron semejantes entre los grupos normal e insuficiencia renal, respectivamente. Los tiempos para la relación T4/T1 llegar a 0,7 (34,3 y 51,4 min y 0,9 (49,7 y 68,6 min a partir del último 25% de T1 presentaron diferencia estadísticamente significante entre los grupos, con los mayores valores en el grupo de insuficiencia renal. La razón de acumulación fue igual a 1,08. CONCLUSIONES: El inicio de acción, la duración clínica y el índice de recuperación son semejantes entre los dos grupos, el tiempo para la relación T4/T1 llegar a 0,7 ó 0,9 fue mayor en el grupo de insuficiencia renal de que en el grupo normal y el cisatracúrio no presentó efecto acumulativo en el grupo de insuficiencia renal.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES

  4. Contribución del estudio neurofisiológico al diagnóstico y control evolutivo de la enfermedad de Charcot-Marie-Tooth en la provincia de Las Palmas

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    Programa de doctorado: Patología Quirúrgica [ES]En la presente tesis se estudian los diferentes tipos gnéticos de CMT en la provincia de Las Palmas mediante un estudio transversal, descriptivo y retrospectivo entre los años 2008-2012; valorando la importancia del estudio neurofisiológico y su posible correlación de los parámetros neurofiosológicos con diferentes nervios respecto a discapacidad clínica, tiempos de evolución de la enfer...

  5. Anatomical parameters in the lateral ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction: a cadaver study Parâmetros anatômicos na reconstrução do ligamento colateral lateral ulnar do cotovelo: estudo em cadáveres

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    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to indentify the ulnar insertion of the LUCL using the olecranon tip and the radial head as parameters to guide the ligament reconstruction surgery. METHODS: Thirteen elbows of eight fresh cadavers were dissected for the study of the LUCL. The distances between the proximal and distal insertion of the LUCL (footprint, between the radial head and the footprint and between the olecranon tip and the footprint were measure with a digital pachimeter. RESULTS: The average distance from the radial head to the proximal and distal ulnar insertion of the LUCL was 13.6 and 22.99 mm, respectively. The average distance between the olecranon tip and the proximal and distal ulnar insertion of the LUCL was 38.25 and 47.6 respectively. The mean length of the LUCL footprint was 9.35 mm. CONCLUSIONS: The LUCL insertion has a wide footprint with average 9.3 mm (7.5-11 mm. Ulnar insertion half point be located at 18.2 mm of the radial head and at 42.9 mm of olecranon tip. OBJETIVO: Identificar a inserção ulnar do ligamento colateral lateral ulnar (LCLU com o uso da ponta do olécrano e da cabeça do rádio como parâmetros fixos para orientar a cirurgia de reconstrução ligamentar. MÉTODOS: Foram dissecados 13 cotovelos de cadáveres adultos frescos para estudo do LCLU. Com paquímetro digital mediram-se as distâncias entre as inserções proximal e distal do LCLU na ulna (footprint, entre a cabeça do rádio e a zona do footprint e entre o olécrano e a zona do footprint. RESULTADOS: A distância média da cabeça do rádio ao ponto de inserção proximal e distal do LCLU foi de 13,6 e 22,99 mm, respectivamente, da ponta do olécrano à inserção proximal e distal do LCLU foi 38,25 e 47,6 mm, respectivamente, e o comprimento médio do footprint do LCLU foi de 9,35 mm. CONCLUSÕES: A inserção do LCLU tem um footprint amplo com média de 9,3 mm (7,5-11 mm. O ponto médio de inserção ulnar situa-se a 18,2 mm da

  6. Diagnostic Usefulness of Ultrasonographic Examination of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: Analysis of Ulnar Nerve Cross-sectional Area

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    Sohn, Yu Mee; Hong, Suk Joo; Yoon, Joon Shik; Park, Cheol Min [Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Jung Hyuk [Korea University Auam Hospital, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

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    To prospectively evaluate the accuracy of sonography for diagnosis of cubital tunnel syndrome (CUTS) confirmed by electrodiagnostic study. From February 2004 to March 2005, we prospectively analyzed 24 elbows in 19 patients (8 women, 11 men: mean age, 49.2 years: range 23-65 years) with cubital tunnel syndrome, including 5 bilateral cases. Diagnoses of CUTS were confirmed by both clinical symptom and electrodiagnostic study. Sonographic findings of 20 asymptomatic cases served as controls. In sonographic examination, the cross sectional area of the ulnar nerve was measured at the inlet (at the level of medial epicondyle) and outlet (at the level of convergence of flexor carpi ulnaris tendons) of the cubital tunnel. The shape and echogenicity of the ulnar nerve were also evaluated, as were possible causes of entrapment. The accuracy of using ultrasonographic cross sectional area to diagnose CUTS was evaluated with receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis. The cross sectional area of the ulnar nerve at the inlet and outlet levels in CUTS patients was increased much more than in the asymptomatic cases. Decreased echogenicity and distortion of normal parallel echotexture of the ulnar nerve were observed in all CUTS patients. At the inlet level, the area under the ROC curve (AUC) was 0.816, and the ideal cut-off value for CUTS diagnosis was 0.08 cm{sup 2} with a sensitivity of 58.3%, specificity of 100%, positive predictive value (PPV) of 100%, and negative predictive value (NPV) of 66.7%. At the distal outlet level, the AUC was 0.785, and the cut-off value was 0.06 cm{sup 2} with a sensitivity of 79.2%, specificity of 70%, PPV of 76%, and NPV of 73.7%. When the summation value of inlet and outlet cross sectional areas was used, the AUC was 0.853, and cut-off value was 0.14 cm{sup 2} with a sensitivity of 70.8%, specificity of 85%, PPV of 85%, and NPV of 70.8%. Measurement of the cross sectional area of the ulnar nerve at the inlet and outlet of the cubital

  7. MR arthrography of elbow: evaluation of the ulnar collateral ligament of elbow

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    Nakanishi, Katsunuki [Department of Radiology, Osaka University Medical School, 2-2 Yamadaoka, Suita-city, Osaka 565 (Japan); Masatomi, Takashi [Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Osaka University Medical School, Osaka (Japan); Ochi, Takahiro [Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Osaka University Medical School, Osaka (Japan); Ishida, Takeshi [Department of Radiology, Osaka University Medical School, 2-2 Yamadaoka, Suita-city, Osaka 565 (Japan); Hori, Shinichi [Department of Radiology, Izumisano Municipal Hospital, Osaka (Japan); Ikezoe, Junpei [Department of Radiology, Osaka University Medical School, 2-2 Yamadaoka, Suita-city, Osaka 565 (Japan); Nakamura, Hironobu [Department of Radiology, Osaka University Medical School, 2-2 Yamadaoka, Suita-city, Osaka 565 (Japan)

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    Objective. The purpose of this study was to evaluate ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injury of the elbow in throwing athletes by MRI and MR arthrography. Design. Ten elbows of throwing athletes were examined on both plain MRI and MR saline arthrography and the injuries subsequently surgically proven. Spin-echo (SE) T1-weighted and fast SE T2-weighted coronal images were obtained. Results. The UCL was unclear in all ten cases on T1-weighted MRI. In five cases an avulsion fracture was also found on T1-weighted MRI. On T2-weighted MRI, abnormal high-intensity areas were identified in or around the UCL. On T2-weighted MR arthrography images, extracapsular high-intensity areas, which represent extracapsular leakage, were found in four of five cases with avulsion fracture. At surgery, all these four cases showed avulsion fractures with instability; the other case had a fracture but it was stable and adherent to the humerus. On T2-weighted MR arthrography images, an extracapsular high-intensity area was found in one of the five cases without avulsion fracture. At surgery this patient had a complete tear of the UCL itself. Conclusion. MR arthrography provided additional information for evaluating the degree of UCL injury. (orig.). With 5 figs., 1 tab.

  8. Biologic Augmentation of the Ulnar Collateral Ligament in the Elbow of a Professional Baseball Pitcher

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    Full Text Available Tears of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL of the elbow are common injuries in overhead athletes. Although surgical reconstruction of the UCL has improved outcomes, not all athletes return to their previous level of competition and when this goal is achieved, the time required averages one to two years. Therefore, additional techniques are needed to further improve return to play and the rate of return to play in overhead athletes. A construct comprising a dermal allograft, platelet rich plasma (PRP, and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs has been shown to successfully improve healing in the rotator cuff. Given the promising provisional findings, we postulated that this construct could also improve healing if applied to the UCL. Therefore, the purpose of the present report was to examine the feasibility of utilizing a dermal allograft, PRP, and MSC construct to augment UCL reconstruction in a professional baseball pitcher. No complications were encountered. Although limited to minimal follow-up, the patient has demonstrated excellent progress and has returned to activity.

  9. A rare variant of the ulnar artery with important clinical implications: a case report

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Variations in the major arteries of the upper limb are estimated to be present in up to one fifth of people, and may have significant clinical implications. Case presentation During routine cadaveric dissection of a 69-year-old fresh female cadaver, a superficial brachioulnar artery with an aberrant path was found bilaterally. The superficial brachioulnar artery originated at midarm level from the brachial artery, pierced the brachial fascia immediately proximal to the elbow, crossed superficial to the muscles that originated from the medial epicondyle, and ran over the pronator teres muscle in a doubling of the antebrachial fascia. It then dipped into the forearm fascia, in the gap between the flexor carpi radialis and the palmaris longus. Subsequently, it ran deep to the palmaris longus muscle belly, and superficially to the flexor digitorum superficialis muscle, reaching the gap between the latter and the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle, where it assumed is usual position lateral to the ulnar nerve. Conclusion As far as the authors could determine, this variant of the superficial brachioulnar artery has only been described twice before in the literature. The existence of such a variant is of particular clinical significance, as these arteries are more susceptible to trauma, and can be easily confused with superficial veins during medical and surgical procedures, potentially leading to iatrogenic distal limb ischemia.

  10. TBX3 regulates splicing in vivo: a novel molecular mechanism for Ulnar-mammary syndrome.

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    Full Text Available TBX3 is a member of the T-box family of transcription factors with critical roles in development, oncogenesis, cell fate, and tissue homeostasis. TBX3 mutations in humans cause complex congenital malformations and Ulnar-mammary syndrome. Previous investigations into TBX3 function focused on its activity as a transcriptional repressor. We used an unbiased proteomic approach to identify TBX3 interacting proteins in vivo and discovered that TBX3 interacts with multiple mRNA splicing factors and RNA metabolic proteins. We discovered that TBX3 regulates alternative splicing in vivo and can promote or inhibit splicing depending on context and transcript. TBX3 associates with alternatively spliced mRNAs and binds RNA directly. TBX3 binds RNAs containing TBX binding motifs, and these motifs are required for regulation of splicing. Our study reveals that TBX3 mutations seen in humans with UMS disrupt its splicing regulatory function. The pleiotropic effects of TBX3 mutations in humans and mice likely result from disrupting at least two molecular functions of this protein: transcriptional regulation and pre-mRNA splicing.

  11. Sleeve bridging of the rhesus monkey ulnar nerve with muscular branches of the pronator teres:multiple ampliifcation of axonal regeneration

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    Yu-hui Kou; Pei-xun Zhang; Yan-hua Wang; Bo Chen; Na Han; Feng Xue; Hong-bo Zhang; Xiao-feng Yin; Bao-guo Jiang

    2015-01-01

    Multiple-bud regeneration,i.e., multiple amplification, has been shown to exist in peripheral nerve regeneration. Multiple buds grow towards the distal nerve stump during proximal nerve ifber regeneration. Our previous studies have veriifed the limit and validity of multiple ampli-ifcation of peripheral nerve regeneration using small gap sleeve bridging of small donor nerves to repair large receptor nerves in rodents. The present study sought to observe multiple ampli-ifcation of myelinated nerve ifber regeneration in the primate peripheral nerve. Rhesus monkey models of distal ulnar nerve defects were established and repaired using muscular branches of the right forearm pronator teres. Proximal muscular branches of the pronator teres were su-tured into the distal ulnar nerve using the small gap sleeve bridging method. At 6 months after suture, two-ifnger lfexion and mild wrist lfexion were restored in the ulnar-sided injured limbs of rhesus monkey. Neurophysiological examination showed that motor nerve conduction veloc-ity reached 22.63 ± 6.34 m/s on the affected side of rhesus monkey. Osmium tetroxide staining demonstrated that the number of myelinated nerve fibers was 1,657 ± 652 in the branches of pronator teres of donor, and 2,661 ± 843 in the repaired ulnar nerve. The rate of multiple ampliifcation of regenerating myelinated nerve ifbers was 1.61. These data showed that when muscular branches of the pronator teres were used to repair ulnar nerve in primates, effective regeneration was observed in regenerating nerve ifbers, and functions of the injured ulnar nerve were restored to a certain extent. Moreover, multiple ampliifcation was subsequently detected in ulnar nerve axons.

  12. Correlación clínico-radiológica de las anomalías congénitas excavadas del disco óptico

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    Lester Pola Alvarado

    Full Text Available Introducción: el diagnóstico de las anomalías congénitas excavadas del nervio óptico se ha beneficiado con la introducción y desarrollo de las técnicas imagenológicas; particularmente en los casos atípicos o con alteraciones oculares asociadas, donde el examen clínico no puede ser concluyente. Caso clínico: se presenta un paciente con una anomalía congénita del nervio óptico y se discuten las características clínico-imagenológicas que sustentan su diagnóstico diferencial. Se recomienda la evaluación conjunta, por parte de oftalmólogos y radiólogos, de pacientes con estas anomalías; sobre todo en aquellos donde las presentaciones fundoscópicas no son específicas. Conclusiones: el diagnóstico nosológico correcto garantiza una adecuada orientación sobre alteraciones sistémicas relacionadas y patrones de herencia, si los hay.

  13. Tratamiento Quirúrgico de los Meningiomas del Foramen Óptico, Técnicay Resultados de una Serie de 18 Pacientes

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    Goldschmidt, Ezequiel; Ajler, Pablo; Campero, Álvaro; Landriel, Federico; Sposito, Maximiliano; Carrizo, Antonio

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    Introducción: los meningiomas del foramen óptico producen un rápido deterioro de la función visual aún cuando su tamaño es pequeño, por eso su diagnóstico y manejo difiere del resto de los meningiomas clinoideos. El propósito de este estudio es presentar la técnica y los resultados de nuestro manejo quirúrgico de meningiomas foraminales (MF). Pacientes y Métodos: se llevó a cabo una revisión de las historias clínicas de 47 pacientes con meningiomas primarios intraorbitarios. Se realizaron 52 cirugías en los pacientes con MF. Se empleó una craneotomía fronto-orbitaria, seguida de una descompresión extradural del canal óptico, resección del componente intraorbitario y exploración intradural del nervio óptico. Resultados: de los 12 pacientes con MF que presentaban la visión conservada, la agudeza visual fue preservada en 7 casos, mejoró en 2, y empeoró en 3. En 18 pacientes, el principal síntoma fue exoftalmos y en 35 pacientes ceguera unilateral. Ocurrieron 6 recurrencias, 2 a 10 años después de la resección quirúrgica. Cinco de ellos fueron reoperados. Se indicó radioterapia después de la recurrencia en 3 pacientes. Conclusión: el manejo de los MF continúa siendo controvertido y frecuentemente se propone un tratamiento conservador. Basados en nuestros hallazgos de frecuente extensión intracraneal, proponemos realizar una resección total o subtotal del tumor, preservando el nervio óptico en pacientes con visión prequirúrgica conservada. PMID:25165616

  14. Diffusion-weighted MR neurography of median and ulnar nerves in the wrist and palm

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    Bao, Hongjing; Wang, Shanshan; Wang, Guangbin; Hasan, Mansoor-ul; Yao, Bin; Wu, Chao; Wu, Lebin [Shandong University, Department of MR, Shandong Medical Imaging Research Institute Affiliated to Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong (China); Yang, Li [Fudan University, Department of Radiology, Shanghai Institute of Medical Imaging, Zhongshan Hospital, Shanghai (China); Zhang, Xu [Shandong Chest Hospital, Department of Radiology, Jinan, Shandong (China); Chen, Weibo; Chan, Queenie [Philips Healthcare, Shanghai (China); Chhabra, Avneesh [UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX (United States)

    2017-06-15

    To investigate the feasibility of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance neurography (DW-MRN) in the visualisation of extremity nerves in the wrist and palm. Thirty-two volunteers and 21 patients underwent imaging of the wrist and palm on a 3-T MR scanner. In all subjects, two radiologists evaluated the image quality on DW-MRN using a four-point grading scale. Kappa statistics were obtained for inter-observer performance. In volunteers, the chi-squared test was used to assess the differences in nerve visualisation on DW-MRN and axial fat-suppressed proton density weighted imaging (FS-PDWI). In volunteers, the mean image quality scores for the median nerve (MN) and ulnar nerve (UN) were 3.71 ± 0.46 and 3.23 ± 0.67 for observer 1, and 3.70 ± 0.46 and 3.22 ± 0.71 for observer 2, respectively. The inter-observer agreement was excellent (k = 0.843) and good (k = 0.788), respectively. DW-MRN provided significantly improved visualisations of the second and the third common palmar digital nerves and three branches of UN compared with FS-PDWI (P < 0.05). In patients, the mean image quality scores for the two observers were 3.24 ± 0.62 and 3.10 ± 0.83, inter-observer performance was excellent (k = 0.842). DW-MRN is feasible for improved visualisation of extremity nerves and their lesions in the wrist and palm with adequate image quality, thereby providing a supplementary method to conventional MR imaging. (orig.)

  15. Does posteromedial chondromalacia reduce rate of return to play after ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction?

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    Osbahr, Daryl C; Dines, Joshua S; Rosenbaum, Andrew J; Nguyen, Joseph T; Altchek, David W

    2012-06-01

    Biomechanical studies suggest ulnohumeral chondral and ligamentous overload (UCLO) explains the development of posteromedial chondromalacia (PMC) in throwing athletes with ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) insufficiency. UCL reconstruction reportedly allows 90% of baseball players to return to prior or a higher level of play; however, players with concomitant posteromedial chondromalacia may experience lower rates of return to play. The purpose of this investigation is to determine: (1) the rates of return to play of baseball players undergoing UCL reconstruction and posteromedial chondromalacia; and (2) the complications occurring after UCL reconstruction in the setting of posteromedial chondromalacia. We retrospectively reviewed 29 of 161 (18%) baseball players who were treated for the combined posteromedial chondromalacia and UCL injury. UCL reconstruction was accomplished with the docking technique, and the PMC was addressed with nothing or débridement if Grade 2 or 3 and with débridement or microfracture if Grade 4. The mean age was 19.6 years (range, 16-23 years). Most players were college athletes (76%) and pitchers (93%). We used a modified four-level scale of Conway et al. to assess return to play with 1 being the highest level (return to preinjury level of competition or performance for at least one season after UCL reconstruction). The minimum followup was 24 months (mean, 37 months; range, 24-52 months). Return to play was Level 1 in 22 patients (76%), Level 2 in four patients (14%), Level 3 in two patients (7%), and Level 4 in one (3%) patient. Our data suggest baseball players with concomitant PMC, may have lower rates of return to the same or a higher level of play compared with historical controls. Level IV, case series. See Guidelines for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence.

  16. Prevención y tratamiento actual del glaucoma

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    DR. P. José Manuel Díaz

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available El glaucoma es la principal causa de ceguera no reversible en el mundo, afectando al 2% de la población. Actualmente se considera una neuropatía óptica, donde la presión intraocular juega un rol fundamental en la patogenia y las características del daño óptico producido. Con el tratamiento actual, se busca prevenir el daño en la estructura del nervio óptico, para preservar el campo visual, persiguiendo mantener la calidad de vida del paciente. Existen nuevos métodos imaginológicos que junto al examen clínico y campo visual, predicen daño y avance de enfermedad. Se incluyen en la comprensión de la patología la apoptosis y el concepto de neuroprotección. Nuevos fármacos buscan mantener una adecuada reducción en la presión intraocular sin fluctuaciones, evitando efectos adversos y mejorando la adherencia al tratamiento. Nuevas herramientas terapéuticas como la trabeculoplastía selectiva láser y nuevas cirugías como el implante de tubos de drenaje, aumentan las posibilidades de evitar la ceguera por glaucoma.

  17. Retracción a largo plazo del árbol dendrítico de neuronas piramidales córtico-faciales por lesiones periféricas del nervio facial

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    Diana Urrego

    2011-06-01

    Esta reorganización morfológica cortical persistente podría ser el sustrato fisiopatológico de algunas de las secuelas funcionales que se observan en los pacientes con parálisis facial periférica.

  18. Measurement of ulnar variance and radial inclination on X-rays of healed distal radius fractures. With the axis of the distal radius or ulna?

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    Thuysbaert, Gilles; Ringburg, Akkie; Petronilia, Steven; Vanden Berghe, Alex; Hollevoet, Nadine

    2015-06-01

    Ulnar variance and radial inclination are radiological parameters frequently used to evaluate displacement of distal radius fractures. In most studies measurements are based on the long central axis of the distal radius, although the axis of the distal ulna can also be used. The purpose of this study was to determine which axis is more reliable. Four observers performed measurements on standard anteroposterior digital wrist X-rays of 20 patients taken 1 and 2 months after sustaining an extra-articular distal radius fracture. Intraobserver reliability was similar with both methods. No difference was found in interobserver reliability between both methods for ulnar variance, but for radial inclination it was better with the axis through the radius. Measurements on two X-rays of the same wrist taken at a different moment were similar with both methods. It can be concluded that the central axis of the distal radius can remain the basis to determine ulnar variance and radial inclination.

  19. Utilización de la toxina botulínica para mejorar la funcionalidad y la expresión del labio en parálisis facial de larga evolución Use of botulinum toxin to improve the functionality and expression of the lip in long-term facial palsy

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    C. Gómez Martín; R. Fonseca Valero; J.M. Galán Fajardo

    2010-01-01

    La parálisis de la rama marginal del nervio facial en el contexto de una parálisis facial de larga evolución, produce una deformidad estética y funcional que puede ser mejorada con la inyección de toxina botulínica. Utilizamos esta técnica en 2 pacientes consiguiendo unos resultados casi inmediatos en lo que se refiere a la apertura bucal, a la expresión y a la continencia oral. Indicamos esta técnica en pacientes de edad avanzada, con múltiples operaciones previas y que aceptan este procedim...

  20. A comparative study of the modified Sauvé-Kapandji procedure for rheumatoid wrist with and without stabilization of the proximal ulnar stump.

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    Kawabata, A; Egi, T; Hashimoto, H; Masada, K; Saito, S

    2010-10-01

    We compared the clinical and radiological results of the modified Sauvé-Kapandji procedure for 41 of 86 operated rheumatoid wrists with (n=22) and without (n=19) stabilization of the proximal ulnar stump with a slip of half the extensor carpi ulnaris tendon. Gender, age, and follow-up period were similar in the two groups. We found no difference clinically or on radiographs between the two groups other than better early postoperative pain relief in those stabilized. Stabilization of the proximal ulnar stump may not be necessary in the modified Sauvé-Kapandji procedure for rheumatoid wrists.

  1. Stabilization of the Proximal Ulnar Stump after the Darrach or Sauvé-Kapandji Procedure by Using the Extensor Carpi Ulnaris Tendon

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    Chu, Po-Jung; Lee, Hung-Maan; Hung, Sheng-Tsai; Shih, Jui-Tien

    2008-01-01

    The Darrach and Sauvé-Kapandji procedures are considered to be useful treatment options for distal radioulnar joint disorders. Postoperative instability of the proximal ulnar stump and radioulnar convergence, however, may cause further symptoms. From October 1999 to May 2002, a total of 19 wrists in 15 men and four women, with an average age of 48.3 years, were treated by stabilizing the proximal ulnar stump with a half-slip of the extensor carpi ulnaris tendon using modified Darrach and Sauv...

  2. Predictors of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in Major League Baseball Pitchers.

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    Whiteside, David; Martini, Douglas N; Lepley, Adam S; Zernicke, Ronald F; Goulet, Grant C

    2016-09-01

    Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction surgeries in Major League Baseball (MLB) have increased significantly in recent decades. Although several risk factors have been proposed, a scientific consensus is yet to be reached, providing challenges to those tasked with preventing UCL injuries. To identify significant predictors of UCL reconstruction in MLB pitchers. Case control study; Level of evidence, 3. Demographic and pitching performance data were sourced from public databases for 104 MLB pitchers who underwent UCL reconstruction surgery and 104 age- and position-matched controls. These variables were compared between groups and inserted into a binary logistic regression to identify significant predictors of UCL reconstruction. Two machine learning models (naïve Bayes and support vector machine) were also employed to predict UCL reconstruction in this cohort. The binary linear regression model was statistically significant (χ(2)(12) = 33.592; P = .001), explained 19.9% of the variance in UCL reconstruction surgery, and correctly classified 66.8% of cases. According to this model, (1) fewer days between consecutive games, (2) a smaller repertoire of pitches, (3) a less pronounced horizontal release location, (4) a smaller stature, (5) greater mean pitch speed, and (6) greater mean pitch counts per game were all significant predictors of UCL reconstruction. More specifically, an increase in mean days between consecutive games (odds ratio [OR], 0.685; 95% CI, 0.542-0.865) or number of unique pitch types thrown (OR, 0.672; 95% CI, 0.492-0.917) was associated with a significantly smaller likelihood of UCL reconstruction. In contrast, an increase in mean pitch speed (OR, 1.381; 95% CI, 1.103-1.729) or mean pitches per game (OR, 1.020; 95% CI, 1.007-1.033) was associated with significantly higher odds of UCL reconstruction surgery. The naïve Bayes classifier predicted UCL reconstruction with an accuracy of 72% and the support vector machine classifier with an

  3. Comparison of anterior subcutaneous and submuscular transposition of ulnar nerve in treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome: A prospective randomized trial

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    Abolghassem Zarezadeh

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: This study was designed to compare two methods of surgery, anterior subcutaneous transposition (ASCT and anterior submuscular transposition (ASMT of the ulnar nerve in treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome. Materials and Methods: This randomized trial study was conducted from October 2008 to March 2009 in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at University Hospital. Forty-eight patients with confirmed cubital tunnel syndrome were randomized in two groups, and each patient received one of two different surgical treatment methods, either ASCT (n = 24 or ASMT (n = 24. In the ASCT technique, the ulnar nerve was transposed and retained in the subcutaneous bed, whereas in the ASMT, the nerve was retained deep in the transected muscular complex, near the median nerve. Patient outcomes, including pain, sensation, muscle strength, and muscle atrophy were compared between groups. Results: The two groups were similar in baseline characteristics. However, those treated with ASMT had a statistically significant reduction in their pain levels compared with ASCT (21 (87.5% vs 8 (33.3%, P 0.05. Conclusions: Our results indicate that ASMT are more efficient than ASCT for managing cubital tunnel syndrome. In patients who had ASMT, there were significant reductions of pain compared with ASCT.

  4. Dynamic CT Scan of the Normal Scapholunate Joint in a Clenched Fist and Radial and Ulnar Deviation.

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    Kelly, Paul M; Hopkins, John G; Furey, Andrew J; Squire, Daniel S

    2017-08-01

    Injuries to the scapholunate can have severe long-term effects on the wrist. Early detection of these injuries can help identify pathology. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the motions of the scapholunate joint in normal wrists in a clenched fist and through radial and ulnar deviation using novel dynamic computed tomography (CT) imaging. Fifteen participants below 40 years of age consented to have their wrist scanned. Eight participants were randomized to have the right wrist scanned and 7 the left wrist. Volunteers were positioned at the back of the gantry with the wrist placed on the table, palmar side down. Participants began with the hand in a relaxed fist position and then proceeded through an established range of motion protocol. Dynamic CT imaging was captured throughout the range of motion. The movement in the healthy scapholunate joint through a clenched fist and radial and ulnar deviation is minimal. The averages were 1.19, 1.01, and 0.95 mm, representing the middle, dorsal, and volar measurements, respectively. This novel dynamic CT scan of the wrist is a user-friendly way of measuring of the scapholunate distance, which is minimal in the normal wrist below 40 years of age.

  5. DISPLASIA CUBITAL, PRESENTACIÓN CLÍNICA Y RESULTADOS EN UNA SERIE RETROSPECTIVA DE DIEZ AÑOS A ten year retrospective series of ulnar dysplasia: clinical presentation and treatment results

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    Enrique Vergara-Amador

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes. La displasia cubital es una alteración en el desarrollo embriológico del lado cubital del antebrazo y la mano. Las deformidades comprometen manos, muñecas y codos; sólo el 11% de los pacientes tienen dedos completos y hasta el 38% de los casos cursan con sindactilias. Objetivo. Describir el perfil epidemiológico y las características clínicas, radiológicas y el tratamiento y los resultados en 14 niños. Material y métodos. Es un estudio descriptivo tipo serie de casos, retrospectivo 14 niños (18 miembros superiores, se evaluaron las características clínicas y radiológicas. Resultados. El compromiso bilateral fue del 28.5 %. Los tipos II y IV de Bayne fueron los predominantes con un 66.5%. Las cirugías múltiples fueron el 41%. Funcionalmente no fue posible homogeneizar un instrumento pre y posoperatorio. El tipo de pinza mejoró de lateral a bidigital o tridigital en el 72.2% de los pacientes, indicador de un progreso funcional significativo. El 84% presentó prensión buena y mejoría en las actividades básicas cotidianas. Conclusión. No existe una clasificación que pueda integrar la diversidad de anomalías. A pesar que la clasificación de Bayne engloba a una gran cantidad de ellos, hay unas difíciles de encasillar como algunos casos con similitud a focomelias y deficiencias transversas del antebrazo. El manejo es específico para cada caso en particular. Sabemos que el compromiso del codo y del primer metacarpiano, son determinantes en el pronóstico funcional. La mejoría de la pinza fue lograda en el 72.2% de los casos llevados a cirugía.Background. The ulnar deficiency is an alteration in the embryological development of the ulnar side of the forearm and the hand. The deformities affect hand, wrist and elbows; only 11% of the patients had complete fingers and 38% of the cases had syndactyly. Objective. Described the epidemiological profile and the clinical and radiological features and the results of

  6. Surgical management of Guyon's canal syndrome, an ulnar nerve entrapment at the wrist: report of two cases Síndrome de compressão do nervo ulnar a nível do punho (síndrome do canal de Guyon: relato de dois casos

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    Paulo Henrique Aguiar

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    Full Text Available Guyon's canal syndrome, an ulnar nerve entrapment at the wrist, is a well-recognized entity. The most common causes that involve the ulnar nerve at the wrist are compression from a ganglion, occupational traumatic neuritis, a musculotendinous arch and disease of the ulnar artery. We describe two cases of Guyon's canal syndrome and discuss the anatomy, aetiology, clinical features, anatomical classification, diagnostic criteria and treatment. It is emphasized that the knowledge of both the surgical technique and anatomy is very important for a satisfactory surgical result.A síndrome do canal de Guyon, um encarceramento do nervo ulnar a nível do punho, é bem conhecida. Ela é causada por neurite ocupacional traumática, doenças e traumas do arco músculo-tendíneo e doença de artéria ulnar. Descrevemos dois casos de síndrome do canal de Guyon e discutimos os aspectos anatômicos e etiológicos, suas características clínicas, classificação anatômica e critérios de diagnóstico, bem como fazemos uma análise crítica do tratamento imposto. Enfatizamos também que, para obter um resultado cirúrgico satisfatório, é importante conhecer bem tanto as técnicas cirúrgicas como sua anatomia.

  7. Stabilization of the proximal ulnar stump in the Sauvé-Kapandji procedure by using the extensor carpi ulnaris tendon: long-term follow-up studies.

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    Minami, Akio; Iwasaki, Norimasa; Ishikawa, Jun-Ichi; Suenaga, Naoki; Kato, Hiroyuki

    2006-03-01

    The Sauvé-Kapandji procedure is considered a useful treatment option for distal radioulnar disorders. Postoperative instability of the proximal ulnar stump and radioulnar convergence, however, may be symptomatic. We modified the Sauvé-Kapandji procedure by stabilizing the proximal ulnar stump with a half-slip of the extensor carpi ulnaris tendon. We previously reported on 13 patients with this procedure at an average follow-up period of 35 months; the patients had satisfactory clinical results and improved stability of the proximal ulnar stump as shown by x-ray examination. In this article we address the question of whether those clinical and radiographic results noted at an average follow-up period of 35 months after surgery were maintained at later follow-up examinations. We re-examined 12 of the 13 original patients and compared their initial follow-up results with their current results after an average follow-up period of 95 months. The results of this series after 95 months of follow-up evaluation were similar to the results at 35 months. The results presented in this article suggest that the clinical radiographic results at the 35-month follow-up examination were maintained in the long-term 95-month follow-up evaluation despite the finding that the hole in the proximal ulnar stump had broken in 3 wrists at follow-up examination. Therapeutic, Level IV.

  8. Stabilization of the proximal ulnar stump after the Darrach or Sauvé-Kapandji procedure by using the extensor carpi ulnaris tendon.

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    Chu, Po-Jung; Lee, Hung-Maan; Hung, Sheng-Tsai; Shih, Jui-Tien

    2008-12-01

    The Darrach and Sauvé-Kapandji procedures are considered to be useful treatment options for distal radioulnar joint disorders. Postoperative instability of the proximal ulnar stump and radioulnar convergence, however, may cause further symptoms. From October 1999 to May 2002, a total of 19 wrists in 15 men and four women, with an average age of 48.3 years, were treated by stabilizing the proximal ulnar stump with a half-slip of the extensor carpi ulnaris tendon using modified Darrach and Sauvé-Kapandji procedures. The average follow-up period was 77 months (range, 62 to 91 months). No patient complained of symptoms due to instability of the proximal ulnar stump. Grip strength improved in all wrists after surgery. Postoperative X-rays, including loading X-rays, showed improved alignment in both coronal and lateral planes. We concluded that stabilization of the proximal ulnar stump with ECU tenodesis is an effective procedure for treating distal radioulnar joint disorder after the Darrach and Sauvé-Kapandji procedures.

  9. Pertinencia del uso de implantes dentales cortos en pacientes con atrofia ósea severa: revisión de la literatura

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    Full Text Available El propósito de este artículo es determinar la pertinencia del uso de implantes cortos, definiéndolos como "aquellos cuya longitud es ≤8 mm" a través de la bibliografía existente. Hemos centrado la búsqueda en la comparación del uso de implantes de esta longitud, frente a otros tratamientos alternativos (injertos óseos, elevación de seno, transposición del nervio dentario, etc. en pacientes con atrofia maxilar severa. Se dan respuesta a las siguientes cuestiones: ¿El uso de implantes dentales cortos es un tratamiento de resultados previsibles? ¿Los porcentajes de éxito a medio y largo plazo son equiparables a los de implantes con una longitud media estándar? ¿Pueden sustituir en determinadas situaciones clínicas a técnicas quirúrgicas avanzadas (injertos óseos, elevación de seno, distalización del nervio dentario disminuyendo con ello la morbilidad, los tiempos en la rehabilitación y los costes para el paciente? ¿Se requiere de un protocolo clínico y prostético específico para garantizar el éxito en la rehabilitación? ¿En qué casos de atrofia maxilar se contraindica esta técnica a favor de otras como son los implantes cigomáticos o los injertos óseos? A través de una búsqueda cuasi-sistemática en metabuscadores, agencias de evidencias (revisiones sistemáticas y bases de datos bibliográficos, exponemos la evolución de la evidencia al respecto, los últimos datos publicados y las conclusiones obtenidas.

  10. Ecografía orbitaria con medición de nervio óptico aplicada a la esclerosis múltiple

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    Falta palabras clave La esclerosis múltiple es una enfermedad inflamatoria desmielinizante que afecta al sistema nervioso central. Se ha convertido en una de las principales causas de discapacidad en adultos jóvenes, pues la edad habitual de aparición es entre los 20 y los 40 años. Las lesiones del SNC detectadas en la enfermedad se caracterizan por la disrupción de la barrera hematoencefálica, inflamación, desmielinización, pérdida de oligodendrocitos, gliosis reactiva y degeneración neur...

  11. Study on findings of electromyogram in patients with carpal ulnar tunnel Syndrome%腕尺管综合征肌电图检测分析

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    胡锋; 王伊敏; 周晶; 赵磊; 姜东林

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    Objective To explore the findings of electromyogram in patients with carpal ulnar tunnel syndrome. Methods The examination of electromyogram including motor latency and amplitude of motor wave of ulnar nerve digitus minimus manus, velocity of sensory conduction and amplitude of sensory wave of ulnar nerve digitus were examined in 13 patients with carpal ulnar tunnel syndrome, and they were compared with those of uninjured side and their discrepancy was evaluated. Results In comparison with uninjured side, the motor latency of ulnar nerve was significantly prolonged ( P < 0. 01 ) , the amplitude of motor wave was significantly decreased ( P < 0. 01 ) , velocity of sensory conduction of ulnar nerve digitus minimus manus was slower and amplitude of sensory wave was decreased ( P < 0. 01 ). There were changes in electromyogram in abductor digital minimal muscle and interosseal muscle in quiescent and recon tract condition. Conclusion There are electro my ographic changes in patients with carpal ulnar tunnel syndrome, and it is important to examine electromyogram for its diagnosis and treatment in patients with this syndrome.%目的 探讨腕尺管综合征的肌电图表现.方法 对13例腕尺管综合征患者行肌电图检测,包括尺神经运动潜伏期、运动波幅、尺神经小指感觉传导速度、感觉波幅等,与其健侧对照比较,评估肌电图表现差异.结果 腕尺管综合征患者其患侧肌电图与健侧比较,尺神经运动潜伏期延长(P<0.01),运动波幅缩小(P<0.01),尺神经小指感觉传导速度减慢(P<0.01)、感觉波幅缩小(P<0.01),小指展肌、第Ⅰ骨间肌肌电图也出现静息状态及重收缩状态的改变.结论 腕尺管综合征患者存在肌电图的多项改变,早期检测对于其诊断及其治疗具有重要意义.

  12. Anatomical peculiarities of sensory tracts of the wrist median nerve pedicled with nutrient vessels transferring to bridge wrist ulnar nerve defect

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    Sixin Ouyang; Zhenshan Peng; Jianguo Tan; Tianhong Peng; Jianzhong Xiao

    2006-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Translocation or transplantation of nerve stem has good effect;however, nervous function of donator is completely lost. If some nerve stem is damaged, sensory tracts are intercepted from the near nerve stem by nutrient vessels to regard as neural graft for transferring and bridging which may repair injured nerve and decrease neural functional loss of donator.OBJECTIVE: To observe anatomical peculiarities on sensory tracts of wrist median nerve pedicled with nutrient vessels transferring to bridge wrist ulnar nerve defect, and to investigate its feasibility.DESIGN: Duplicated and measured design.SETTING: Anatomy Department of Medical College affiliated to Nanhua University.MATERIALS: A total of 14 samples of upper limbs were selected from adult unnamed corpse and volunteers.METHODS: The experiment was completed at the Clinical Application Anatomy Laboratory of Medical College affiliated to Nanhua University from September to November 2005. Samples were perfused with red emulsion through artery to observe length, fibrous bands and blood supply of median nerve and ulnar nerve at wrist. Boundary of median nerve at wrist ranged from superficial site between flexor carpi radialis and palmaris longus to branch of common palmar digital nerves. Ulnar nerve at wrist ranged from branch of back of the hand to site of common palmar digital nerves. Proximal boundary of the two nerves was crossed from 1/8 to 2/8 region of forearm. Samples of upper limbs from 1 case were selected to simulate operation on sensory tracts of wrist median nerve pedicled with nutrient vessels transferring to bridge wrist ulnar nerve.MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Anatomical peculiarities on sensory tracts of wrist median nerve pedicled with nutrient vessels transferring to bridge wrist ulnar nerve defect.RESULTS: ① The length of wrist median nerves was 7.8 (7.5-8.1) cm. There were 19 to 27 nerve tracts in it and the majority belonged to sensory tracts on the ulnar side, in which non

  13. Galeazzi - Equivalent Pronation Type Injury with Splitting of Ulnar Epiphyseal Plate into Two Fragments – A Rare Case Report and Review of Literature

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    J, Ashish Suthar; V, Ashish Kothari

    2014-01-01

    Introduction: In children and adolescents distal forearm physeal fractures are common. Usually distal forearm physeal injuries of are common injuries in children and adolescents. Epiphyseal injuries to the distal radius are common in children, but involvement of the distal ulna is rare. Fracture of the distal radius with dislocation of the DRUJ is known as a True Galeazzi fracture dislocation and an epiphyseal separation of the distal ulna occurred instead of dislocation of DRUJ or both)[10] is called Galeazzi equivalent lesions. Galeazzi fractures in children are less common than in adults. [4] These injuries are uncommon and there are few descriptions of them in the current literature. Case Report: Here we report the case of a 13-year-old boy, student with history of RTA presented with pain and swelling of distal forearm diagnosed with closed injury of Galeazzi equivalent type. Here injury to the distal ulnar epiphyseal plate is in the form of epiphyseal separation (Salter Harris type I / Peterson type III) with splitting of epiphysis into two fragment – [ulnar styloid & radial side of ulnar epiphyseal plate] (Salter Harris type III / Peterson type IV) with fracture of metaphysis of lower end radius (Peterson type I) without neurovascular deficit. Patient was given surgical treatment in the form of closed reduction and K-wire fixation for fracture of distal radius and open reduction using extended ulnar approach and fixation with K-wire for ulnar epiphyseal fracture as closed reduction was not possible due to soft tissue interposition. Conclusion: Galeazzi equivalent injury is rare. It may require radiographic comparison of opposite uninvolved distal forearm with wrist, CT or MR imaging to define injury accurately. It may also require open reduction for anatomical or acceptable reduction of fracture to minimize chances of growth arrest which may occur as a complication of injury. It is also necessary for frequent follow up to identify complication early

  14. Galeazzi - Equivalent Pronation Type Injury with Splitting of Ulnar Epiphyseal Plate into Two Fragments - A Rare Case Report and Review of Literature.

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    J, Ashish Suthar; V, Ashish Kothari

    2014-01-01

    In children and adolescents distal forearm physeal fractures are common. Usually distal forearm physeal injuries of are common injuries in children and adolescents. Epiphyseal injuries to the distal radius are common in children, but involvement of the distal ulna is rare. Fracture of the distal radius with dislocation of the DRUJ is known as a True Galeazzi fracture dislocation and an epiphyseal separation of the distal ulna occurred instead of dislocation of DRUJ or both)[10] is called Galeazzi equivalent lesions. Galeazzi fractures in children are less common than in adults. [4] These injuries are uncommon and there are few descriptions of them in the current literature. Here we report the case of a 13-year-old boy, student with history of RTA presented with pain and swelling of distal forearm diagnosed with closed injury of Galeazzi equivalent type. Here injury to the distal ulnar epiphyseal plate is in the form of epiphyseal separation (Salter Harris type I / Peterson type III) with splitting of epiphysis into two fragment - [ulnar styloid & radial side of ulnar epiphyseal plate] (Salter Harris type III / Peterson type IV) with fracture of metaphysis of lower end radius (Peterson type I) without neurovascular deficit. Patient was given surgical treatment in the form of closed reduction and K-wire fixation for fracture of distal radius and open reduction using extended ulnar approach and fixation with K-wire for ulnar epiphyseal fracture as closed reduction was not possible due to soft tissue interposition. Galeazzi equivalent injury is rare. It may require radiographic comparison of opposite uninvolved distal forearm with wrist, CT or MR imaging to define injury accurately. It may also require open reduction for anatomical or acceptable reduction of fracture to minimize chances of growth arrest which may occur as a complication of injury. It is also necessary for frequent follow up to identify complication early especially growth arrest in asymptomatic patient.

  15. The Sauve-Kapandji procedure and the Darrach procedure for distal radio-ulnar joint dysfunction after Colles' fracture.

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    George, M S; Kiefhaber, T R; Stern, P J

    2004-12-01

    This retrospective study evaluated the results of the Darrach procedure and the Sauve-Kapandji procedure for the treatment of distal radio-ulnar joint derangement following malunion of dorsally displaced, unstable, intraarticular fractures of the distal radius in patients under 50 years of age. Twelve of 18 possible patients in the Sauve-Kapandji group completed the disabilities of the arm, shoulder, and hand survey at a mean of 4 years postoperatively and nine of the 18 returned for a follow-up examination at a mean of 2 years. Twenty-one of 30 possible patients in the Darrach group completed the disabilities of the arm, shoulder, and hand survey at a mean of 6 years postoperatively and 13 of these 30 returned for follow-up examination at a mean of 4 years. The Darrach procedure and the Sauve-Kapandji procedure yielded comparable and unpredictable results with respect to both subjective and objective parameters.

  16. The Sauve-Kapandji procedure for post-traumatic disorders of the distal radio-ulnar joint.

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    Carter, P B; Stuart, P R

    2000-09-01

    We present the results of a retrospective series of 41 Sauve-Kapandji procedures carried out for complications of fractures of the distal radius. All the operations were undertaken by one surgeon with a mean follow-up of 32 months. A total of 37 patients was available for clinical review. The indications for surgery were pain on the ulnar side of the wrist and decreased rotation of the forearm. Intraperiosteal and extraperiosteal techniques were used for resection of the ulna, with no difference in outcome. Patients were assessed for pain, rotation of the forearm and complications. A Mayo Modified Wrist Score was used. Pain was improved in 25 of the 37 patients, and unchanged in ten. Rotation of the forearm returned to within 7 degrees of the uninjured side. The results are discussed in relation to the presence of preoperative malunion of the distal radius, age and the functional outcome. Age is not a contraindication for this procedure.

  17. Radius neck-to-humerus trochlea transposition elbow reconstruction after proximal ulnar metastatic tumor resection: case and literature review

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    Chen FeiYan

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Wide en bloc excision of proximal ulna sections is used to treat traumatic and pathological fractures of the ulna, though poor standardization of clinical treatment often results in long-term failure of such reconstructed biomechanical structures. In order to provide insight into effective ulnar reconstructive treatments, the case of an 80-year-old Chinese Han male presenting with pathological fracture caused by a proximal ulnar metastatic tumor concurrent with metastatic renal cancer complicated by occurrence in the brain and lungs is reported and contrasted with alternative treatment techniques. Wide resectioning of the proximal ulna and reconstruction with local radius neck-to-humerus trochlea transposition resulted in preservation of functionality, sensitivity, and biomechanical integrity after postsurgical immobilization, 6 weeks of passive- and active-assisted flexion, and extension with a hinged brace. The resultant Musculoskeletal Tumor Society rating score was 25 of 30 (83 %. Full sensitivity and mobility of the left hand and elbow (10° to 90° with minimally impaired supination and pronation was restored with minimal discomfort. No evidence of local recurrence or other pathological complications were observed within a 1-year follow-up period. Efficient reconstruction of osseous and capsuloligamentous structures in the elbow is often accomplished by allografts, prosthesis, and soft tissue reconstruction, though wide variations in risk and prognosis associated with these techniques has resulted in disagreements regarding the most effective standards for clinical treatment. Current findings suggest that radius neck-to-humerus trochlea transposition offers a superior range of elbow movement and fewer complications than similar allograft and prosthetic techniques for patients with multiple metastatic cancers.

  18. Remoción de terceros molares mandibulares con asistencia endoscópica: Nota técnica de un nuevo procedimiento quirúrgico para prevenir lesiones del NAI y formación de defectos óseos Removal of mandibular third molars with endoscopic approach: Technical note of a new surgical procedure to avoid IAN damage and bone defect formation

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    R Fuentes

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available La variada posición anatómica de los terceros molares mandibulares presenta importantes desafíos asociados a su profundidad y grado de inclinación. Las complicaciones más habituales del procedimiento quirúrgico convencional de extracción se relacionan con la extensa osteotomía y poca visualización del sitio quirúrgico, que pueden generar consecuencias post-quirúrgicas como inflamación, dolor, trismus, lesiones reversibles e irreversibles del nervio alveolar inferior (NAI o nervio lingual, riesgo de fractura y formación de defectos periodontales del segundo molar. La implementación de soportes rígidos en la óptica endoscópica ha permitido utilizar esta tecnología para realizar abordajes mínimamente invasivos para remover terceros molares mediante accesos flapless con una mínima osteotomía de la zona oclusal, conservando la pared bucal y lingual a través de la visualización directa y magnificada del sitio quirúrgico, adaptable a los movimientos del paciente durante la intervención. En este reporte se presenta un nuevo procedimiento quirúrgico mínimamente invasivo a través de asistencia endoscópica para la conservación ósea en la remoción de terceros molares mandibulares con riesgo de lesión del nervio alveolar inferior.Anatomic variability of the position of mandibular third molars represents significant challenges associated with its depth and angulation. The most common complications of conventional surgical procedure are related to extensive osteotomy and poor visualization, which can cause postsurgical effects such as inflammation, pain, trismus, reversible and irreversible lesions of the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN or lingual nerve, fracture risk and formation of a deep periodontal defect on the distal aspect of the second molar. The implementation of rigid endoscopy in optics has allowed to use this technology via a minimally invasive approach to remove third molars by a minimally occlusal flapless ostectomy

  19. Bloqueio dos nervos femoral e isquiático guiados por ultrassom em paciente anticoagulado: case reports Bloqueo de los nervios femoral e isquiático guiados por ultrasonido en paciente anticoagulado Ultrasound-guided femoral and sciatic nerve blocks in an anticoagulated patient: relato de casos

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    Leonardo Henrique Cunha Ferraro

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: O uso de ultrassom para guiar a punção em bloqueios de nervos periféricos tem-se tornado cada vez mais frequente. Com a menor probabilidade de promover lesões vasculares, o ultrassom torna-se uma ferramenta interessante na realização de bloqueios periféricos, especialmente nos pacientes em uso de anticoagulantes ou com distúrbios da coagulação. O objetivo foi relatar dois casos em que se realizaram os bloqueios isquiático e femoral guiados por ultrassom em pacientes anticoagulados. RELATO DOS CASOS: No primeiro caso, a cirurgia realizada consistiu na amputação de antepé esquerdo devido a necrose e sinais de infecção e, no segundo caso, em limpeza cirúrgica de joelho esquerdo. Os pacientes apr esentavam distúrbios de coagulação com atividade de protrombina e tempo de tromboplastina ativado acima dos valores da normalidade. Ambos os pacientes foram submetidos a bloqueio femoral e isquiático guiados por ultrassom, evoluindo sem alteração motora ou sensitiva nos territórios desses nervos e sem hematoma no local da punção. CONCLUSÕES: A anticoagulação impõe certas restrições à aplicação das técnicas anestésicas regionais clássicas. Com o avanço dos equipamentos e métodos de ultrassom, hoje é possível identificar com alta precisão estruturas vasculares e neurais. Isso possibilita que a punção guiada por ultrassom seja mais precisa, tanto para atingir a área de interesse como para minimizar os riscos de lesão vascular acidental. Até o presente, não se recomenda a realização de bloqueio periférico em pacientes anticoagulados ou portadores de coagulopatias. Entretanto, considerando que há poucos relatos sobre bloqueios regionais com ultrassom em situações de coagulopatias, a segurança de tal técnica nessas condições ainda não foi estabelecida.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: El uso del ultrasonido para guiar la punción en bloqueos de nervios periféricos se ha convertido

  20. RARE TRIPLE ANATOMICAL VARIATION OF THE CEREBRAL ARTERIAL CIRCLE; Rara triple variación del círculo arterial cerebral.

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    Joaquín García Pisón

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    Full Text Available Se reporta la rara asociación de un aneurisma de arteria trigeminal persistente lateral derecha (Tipo II de Saltzman, aplasia del segmento pre-comunicante de ambas arterias cerebrales posteriores y la presencia de arterias cerebrales posteriores fetales en forma bilateral, en una mujer de 64 años que consultó de diplopía y parálisis del nervio abducens derecho, probablemente debida a compresión del nervio en el espacio latero-celar. Se realizó con éxito la embolización endovascular con coils, sin complicaciones inmediatas. Los hallazgos de CT, RM y angiografía son presentados. Aunque cada una de estas variaciones son infrecuentes en forma individual, la combinación de las mismas no ha sido reportada en la literatura hasta nuestro conocimiento, siendo de enorme importancia en el manejo diagnóstico y terapéutico de pacientes con stroke de mecanismo embolico, así como para la planificación de procedimientos endovasculares diagnósticos y terapéuticos. We report the rare association of an aneurysm of a lateral right persistent trigeminal artery (Saltzman type II, bilateral aplasia of the pre-communicating segment of both posterior cerebral arteries and bilateral fetal posterior cerebral arteries, in a 64 years old woman who suffered from progressive diplopia and right abducens nerve palsy, most likely due to nerve compression in the latero-cellar space. Successful endovascular coils embolization of the aneurysm was performed, with no immediate complications. CT, MR and angiographic findings are presented. Although infrequent as single variations, the association of these three arterial variations has not been reported in literature to our knowledge, having special importance in the diagnostic workup and therapeutic procedures in a patient with an embolic stroke, as well as in the planification of intracranial endovascular diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

  1. Diseño de la cáscara de ladrillo en la reconstrucción de la bóveda de la capilla del Palacio de Dresde: un intento de recuperación del olvidado arte de construir bóvedas tardogóticas

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    Wendland, D.

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available In the chapel of the Dresden Castle, a vaulted ceiling with double-curved ribs is currently being reconstructed according to the original from the 16th century. Similar highly complex rib vaults from this period still survive, and are some of the most exciting architectural features of the late Gothic, but no vault of this type has been built for 450 years. The load-bearing masonry shell in unreinforced brick masonry is designed upon the complex system of curvilinear ribs. Design, form-finding and development have been carried out by an interdisciplinary team, taking in account the following: visual appearance, the structural demand according to the equilibrium surface, the moldeability of masonry, the detailing of the connection between ribs and the shell, as well as the possibility of building the shell free-handed, i.e. without formwork. This aim could be achieved by combining CAD and numerical modeling, physical simulation model and a full scale prototype.En la capilla del Palacio de Dresde se está reconstruyendo una bóveda de nervios de doble curvatura conforme a la original del siglo XVI. Aunque bóvedas de complejidad similar todavía perviven, constituyendo una de las tipologías arquitectónicas más asombrosas y emocionantes del tardogótico, no se han construido bóvedas de este tipo desde hace 450 años. La cáscara estructural de ladrillo sin armadura ha debido adaptarse al complejo sistema de nervios. Su diseño, búsqueda de la forma y desarrollo han sido llevados a cabo por un equipo interdisciplinario, teniendo en cuenta: el aspecto visual, las condiciones estructurales para ser una superficie de equilibrio, la moldeabilidad de la fábrica de ladrillo, los detalles de los encuentros entre nervios y cáscara, y las posibilidades de construir la cáscara “a mano libre”, sin encofrado. El objetivo pudo ser alcanzado mediante el empleo de CAD, modelación numérica, un modelo físico de simulación y un prototipo a escala 1:1.

  2. 带蒂部分尺侧屈腕肌转位重建尺侧副韧带治疗桡尺远侧关节脱位%Treatment of dislocation of distal radioulnar articulation by reconstruction of ulnar collateral ligament from pediculated partial ulnar flexor tendon of wrist

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    范少地; 钟桂舞; 闫自强

    2002-01-01

    @@ Background:For the clinical treatment of dislocation of distal radioulnar articulation, removal of smaller head of ulna was often adopted .Because this operation damaged ulnar stabilization of wrist, therapeutic effect couldn't be sustained for a long time, even semiluxation of carpal bone appeared.

  3. Nerve transfer for treatment of brachial plexus injury:comparison study between the transfer of partial median and ulnar nerves and that of phrenic and spinal accessary nerves

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    侯之启; 徐中和

    2002-01-01

    Objective:To compare the effect of using partial median and ulnar nerves for treatment of C5-6 orC5-7 avulsion of the brachial plexus with that of using phrenic and spinal accessary nerves.Methods:The patients were divided into 2groups randomly according to different surgical procedures.Twelve cases were involved in the first group.The phrenic nerve was transferred to the musculocutaneous nerve or through a sural nerve graft,and the spinal accessary nerve was to the suprascapular nerve.Eleven cases were classified into the second group.A part of the fascicles of median nerve was transferred to be coapted with the motor fascicle of musculocutaneous nerve and a part of fascicles of ulnar nerve was transferred to the axillary nerve.The cases were followed up from 1to 3years and the clinical outcome was compared between the two groups.

  4. Improving the radial nerve neurodynamic test: An observation of tension of the radial, median and ulnar nerves during upper limb positioning.

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    Manvell, Joshua J; Manvell, Nicole; Snodgrass, Suzanne J; Reid, Susan A

    2015-12-01

    The radial nerve neurodynamic test (ULNT2b), used to implicate symptoms arising from the radial nerve, is proposed to selectively increase strain of the nerve without increasing strain of adjacent tissue, though this has not been established. This study aimed to determine the upper limb position that results in: (1) the greatest tension of the radial nerve and (2) the greatest difference in tension between the radial nerve and the other two major nerves of the upper limb: median and ulnar. Tension (N) of the radial, median and ulnar nerves was measured simultaneously using three buckle force transducers during seven upper limb positions in the axilla of ten embalmed whole body human cadavers (n = 20 limbs). Repeated measures analysis of variance (ANOVA) with Bonferroni post-hoc tests determined differences in tension between nerves and between limb positions. A Composite position consisting of ULNT2b (scapular depression, shoulder internal rotation, elbow extension, forearm pronation, wrist flexion) with the addition of shoulder abduction 40° and extension 25°, wrist ulnar deviation and thumb flexion demonstrated significantly greater tension of the radial nerve than any other tested position (mean tension 11.32N; 95% CI 10.25, 12.29, p < 0.01), including ULNT2b (2.20N; 1.84, 2.57; p < 0.01). Additionally, the Composite position demonstrated the greatest difference in tension between the radial and median (mean difference 4.88N; 95% CI 3.16, 6.61; p < 0.01) and radial and ulnar nerves (9.26N, 7.54, 10.99; p < 0.01). This position constitutes a biomechanically plausible test to detect neuropathic pain related to the radial nerve.

  5. Minimally invasive endoscopic ulnar nerve assessment and surgery for cubital tunnel syndrome patients—Relation between endoscopic nerve findings and clinical symptoms

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    Aya Yoshida

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available To minimize damage to healthy tissues, we have been performing endoscopically assisted cubital tunnel syndrome surgery based on endoscopic nerve findings since 1995. This is the first study to focus on endoscopic surgery for cubital tunnel syndrome based on endoscopic ulnar nerve findings and the subsequent postoperative clinical results. We analysed 82 upper extremities of 74 cubital tunnel syndrome patients who had undergone endoscopically assisted release surgery using the Universal Subcutaneous Endoscope system. Endoscopic observations of the ulnar nerve were made from a single 1- to 3-cm endoscopic portal incision at the cubital tunnel to 10 cm proximal and 10 cm distal. The abnormal nerve areas were identified and released based on nerve degeneration findings under endoscopic observation. The abnormal areas spread eccentrically from the entrapment point(s. In 82 diseased upper extremities, ulnar nerve entrapment occurred at the cubital tunnel. However, one extremity suffered from entrapment at the arcade of Struthers' in addition to the cubital tunnel. All patients showed improved clinical symptoms following surgery. There is no statistical relation between pre- and postoperative clinical scores of Dellon's Staging and abnormal nerve length findings. Cubital tunnel syndrome is usually caused by entrapment at the cubital tunnel; however, in some cases, there are other point entrapment(s. Our endoscopically assisted procedure avoids any damage to healthy tissues because the surgeon can observe the entrapment point(s prior to release. Postoperative clinical recovery results clearly indicate that endoscopic nerve findings reveal entrapment points and ulnar nerve degeneration can spread maximally 10 cm distally and proximally from the entrapment point(s, even in clinically mild severity cases. All other possible entrapment points should, therefore, be observed and released using our procedure.

  6. Guyon's canal syndrome due to tortuous ulnar artery with DeQuervain stenosing tenosynovitis, ligamentous injuries and dorsal intercalated segmental instability syndrome, a rare presentation: a case report

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    Zeeshan, Muhammad; Ahmed, Farhan; Kanwal, Darakhshan; Khalid, Qazi Saad Bin; Ahmed, Muhammad Nadeem

    2009-01-01

    The Guyon's canal syndrome is a well known clinical entity and may have significant impact on patient's quality of life. We report a case of 43-year-old male who presented with complaints of pain and numbness in right hand and difficulty in writing for past one month. On imaging diagnosis of Guyon's canal syndrome because of tortuous ulnar artery was made with additional findings of DeQuervain's stenosing tenosynovitis and dorsal intercalated segmental instability syndrome with ligamentous in...

  7. Tribuna del Hipódromo de Montebello

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    Boico, Romano

    1964-09-01

    Full Text Available A new stand has been built at the Montebello Race Course, in Trieste, Italy. The project also includes all ancillary services. The design assumed a maximum wind velocity of 180 km/hr, as this order of wind strength is not unusual in that district. Every effort has also been made to provide fine visibility and protection against wind and rain. The final solution is based on the provision of a number of reinforced concrete trusses, which constitutes a very interesting structural manifold. Each truss consists of a main support, a side beam which helps to sustain the stand, a horizontal stabilising member, and a top cantilevered rib extending on both sides of the vertical member. The surface over the stand is an overhanging concrete slab supported on the ribs: this slab also extends behind the stand. The main supports rest on concrete footings, whilst the side beam is attached to the foundations by means of a hinge. Building started with the stands, as these were to support the formwork for the construction of the roofing slab and the powerful ribs on which the slab rests.En Trieste (Italia se ha construido una nueva tribuna para el hipódromo de Montebello, con el complemento de todos los servicios adecuados. En el proyecto se contó con un efecto de viento de hasta 180 km/hr —por ser bastante frecuente en esta zona italiana—, y se ha procurado obtener gran visibilidad y resguardo contra vientos y lluvias. La solución adoptada fue a base de una serie de cerchas, de hormigón armado, que forman una estructura con un sello particular. Cada cercha se compone de: un soporte principal, una zanca que sirve de apoyo al graderío, una viga horizontal de arriostramiento y un nervio superior que se proyecta en voladizo a una y otra parte del eje de soportes. El brazo que cubre la tribuna es una ménsula curva hormigonada entre los nervios superiores, y el brazo posterior a la tribuna, de escasa importancia, está formado por la prolongación de una losa

  8. Efeito da administração do atracúrio sobre a recuperação do bloqueio neuromuscular induzido pelo pancurônio Efecto de la administración del atracúrio sobre la recuperación del bloqueo neuromuscular inducido por el pancuronio Effect of atracurium on pancuronium-induced neuromuscular block recovery

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    Luís Fernando Rodrigues Maria

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    diminuição de 20% no tempo de recuperação total.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: Frecuentemente en cirugías abdominales, en la fase de cerramiento de la pared, hay necesidad de dosis adicionales de bloqueador neuromuscular. El objetivo de este estudio fue analizar, en la vigencia de recuperación parcial del bloqueo neuromuscular inducido por el pancuronio, el efecto de la administración de dosis complementares de atracúrio sobre la recuperación espontanea del bloqueo neuromuscular. MÉTODO: Fueron estudiados 30 pacientes, divididos en dos grupos, 14 pacientes formaron el grupo pancuronio y 16 pacientes, el grupo atracúrio. La función neuromuscular fue monitorizada de forma continua por acelerometria del músculo aductor del pulgar, utilizando la secuencia de cuatro estímulos (SQE, a través de la estimulación supramáxima del nervio ulnar. La inducción de la anestesia fue hecha con propofol, fentanil, pancuronio 0,08 mg.kg-1 y la manutención con N2O 60% en oxígeno e isoflurano en la concentración expirada de 0,5%. Cuando la primera contracción de la secuencia de cuatro estímulos (T1 recuperó 25%, el grupo pancuronio recibió pancuronio 0,025 mg.kg-1 y el grupo atracúrio, 0,20 mg.kg-1 de atracúrio. Después de la dosis complementar fueron anotados los tiempos para recuperación espontanea de T1 igual a 10%, 25%, 75%, del índice de recuperación (IR25-75% y de la relación T4/T1 igual a 0,8. RESULTADOS: Los tiempos de recuperación espontanea después de la dosis complementar de pancuronio o atracúrio no divergieron cuando evaluados por la recuperación de T1 en 10% (45,00 ± 15,50 vs 49,69 ± 9,41, 25% (61,64 ± 18,58 vs 64,25 ± 12,51 y 75% (94,00 ± 28,52 vs 84,69 ± 16,50. El IR25-75% (32,36 ± 13,76 vs 20,44 ± 9,24 y el tiempo de recuperación de la relación T4/T1 = 0,8 (176,86 ± 29,57 vs 141,50 ± 29,57 fueron mayores en el grupo en que la complementación fue realizada con pancuronio. CONCLUSIONES: En las condiciones de este estudio, la

  9. Anterior Subcutaneous versus Submuscular Transposition of the Ulnar Nerve for Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

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    Full Text Available To pool reliable evidences for the optimum anterior transposition technique in the treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome by comparing the clinical efficacy of subcutaneous and submuscular anterior ulnar nerve transposition.A comprehensive search was conducted in PubMed MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, Web of Science, OVID AMED, EBSCO and potentially relevant surgical archives. Risk of bias of each included studies was evaluated according to Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions. The risk ratio (RR and 95% confidence intervals (CI were calculated for the clinical improvement in function compared to baseline. Heterogeneity was assessed across studies, and subgroup analysis was also performed based on the study type and follow-up duration.Three studies with a total of 352 participants were identified, and the clinically relevant improvement was used as the primary outcomes. Our meta-analysis revealed that no significant difference was observed between two comparison groups in terms of postoperative clinical improvement in those studies (RR 1.04, 95% CI 0.86 to 1.25, P = 0.72. Meanwhile, subgroup analyses by study type and follow-up duration revealed the consistent results with the overall estimate. Additionally, the pre- and postoperative motor nerve conduction velocities were reported in two studies with a total of 326 patients, but we could not perform a meta-analysis because of the lack of concrete numerical value in one study. The quality of evidence for clinical improvement was 'low' or 'moderate' on the basis of GRADE approach.Based on small numbers of studies with relatively poor methodological quality, the limited evidence is insufficient to identify the optimum anterior transposition technique in the treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome. The results of the present study suggest that anterior subcutaneous and submuscular transposition might be equally effective in patients with ulnar neuropathy at the elbow. Therefore

  10. Use of quantitative intra-operative electrodiagnosis during partial ulnar nerve transfer to restore elbow flexion: the treatment of eight patients following a brachial plexus injury.

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    Suzuki, O; Sunagawa, T; Yokota, K; Nakashima, Y; Shinomiya, R; Nakanishi, K; Ochi, M

    2011-03-01

    The transfer of part of the ulnar nerve to the musculocutaneous nerve, first described by Oberlin, can restore flexion of the elbow following brachial plexus injury. In this study we evaluated the additional benefits and effectiveness of quantitative electrodiagnosis to select a donor fascicle. Eight patients who had undergone transfer of a simple fascicle of the ulnar nerve to the motor branch of the musculocutaneous nerve were evaluated. In two early patients electrodiagnosis had not been used. In the remaining six patients, however, all fascicles of the ulnar nerve were separated and electrodiagnosis was performed after stimulation with a commercially available electromyographic system. In these procedures, recording electrodes were placed in flexor carpi ulnaris and the first dorsal interosseous. A single fascicle in the flexor carpi ulnaris in which a high amplitude had been recorded was selected as a donor and transferred to the musculocutaneous nerve. In the two patients who had not undergone electrodiagnosis, the recovery of biceps proved insufficient for normal use. Conversely, in the six patients in whom quantitative electrodiagnosis was used, elbow flexion recovered to an M4 level. Quantitative intra-operative electrodiagnosis is an effective method of selecting a favourable donor fascicle during the Oberlin procedure. Moreover, fascicles showing a high-amplitude in reading flexor carpi ulnaris are donor nerves that can restore normal elbow flexion without intrinsic loss.

  11. Lipofibromatous hamartoma of the median nerve: report of a case and review of the literature; Hamartoma fibrolipomatoso del nervio mediano: descripcion de un caso y revision de la bibliografia

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    Lopez, G.; Ruiz, F.; Rodriguez, C.; Carcia, E. [Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves. Granada (Spain)

    2001-07-01

    Lipofibromatous hamartoma is a rare benign lesion that affects peripheral nerves. The predominant site is median nerve, although it has been reported in other locations. It usually presents prior to the third decade of life, and is associated with motor cycled in up to one third of cases. We describe a case involving median nerve in a 24-year-old man who underwent ultrasound and magnetic resonance, followed by surgical confirmation of the diagnosis. A brief review of the literature is also provided. The magnetic resonance findings are virtually pathognomonic of this disease and, thus, the diagnosis can be reached without the need to perform biopsy. (Author) 12 refs.

  12. What Enables Self-Control? A Test of Glucose, Fructose, and Vagus Nerve Activation as Possible Factors (¿Que permite el autocontrol? Un test de glucosa, fructosa y activación del nervio vago como posibles factores

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    Elizabeth D. Clohecy

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available This study replicated the study by Miller, Bourrasseau, and Blampain (2013 on the effects of fructose and glucose on self-control. It also investigated these authors' suggestion that self-control may be under the influence of the vagus nerve, which can be activated by forceful exhalation in the Valsalva manoeuvre. The participants (N = 101 were assigned to one of five conditions: three groups that received a solution of either glucose, fructose, or a placebo sweetener (solution condition; and two groups that underwent the Valsalva manoeuvre (VM and VM-control. Participants in the solution condition groups ingested one of the three sweeteners, whereas those in the VM and VM-control conditions were required to blow or not blow into a manometer for 15 seconds, respectively. The number of anagrams that participants subsequently completed was used to assess their level of self-control. In contrast to the results obtained by Miller et al. (2013, it was found that fructose, glucose, and VM did not increase the participants' levels of self-control compared to control subjects. These negative results concur with several recent studies which document the difficulty of replicating published findings in psychology.

  13. Subcutaneous Versus Submuscular Anterior Transposition of the Ulnar Nerve for Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials and Observational Studies.

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    Liu, Chun-Hua; Wu, Shi-Qiang; Ke, Xiao-Bin; Wang, Han-Long; Chen, Chang-Xian; Lai, Zhan-Long; Zhuang, Zhi-Yong; Wu, Zhi-Qiang; Lin, Qin

    2015-07-01

    Subcutaneous and submuscular anterior ulnar nerve transposition have been widely used in patients with cubital tunnel syndrome. However, the reliable evidence in favor of 1 of 2 surgical options on clinical improvement remains controversial. To maximize the value of the available literature, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare subcutaneous versus submuscular anterior ulnar nerve transposition in patients with ulnar neuropathy at the elbow. PubMed, Cochrane Library, and EMBASE databases were searched for randomized and observational studies that compared subcutaneous transposition with submuscular transposition of ulnar nerve for cubital tunnel syndrome. The primary outcome was clinically relevant improvement in function compared to the baseline. Randomized and observational studies were separately analyzed with relative risks (RRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs). Two randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and 7 observational studies, involving 605 patients, were included. Our meta-analysis suggested that no significant differences in the primary outcomes were observed between comparison groups, both in RCT (RR, 1.16; 95% CI 0.68-1.98; P = 0.60; I2= 81%) and observational studies (RR, 1.01; 95% CI 0.95-1.08; P = 0.69; I2 = 0%). These findings were also consistent with all subgroup analyses for observational studies. In the secondary outcomes, the incidence of adverse events was significantly lower in subcutaneous group than in submuscular group (RR, 0.54; 95% CI 0.33-0.87; P = 0.01; I2 = 0%), whereas subcutaneous transposition failed to reveal more superiority than submuscular transposition in static two-point discrimination (MD, 0.04; 95% CI -0.18-0.25; P = 0.74; I = 0%). The available evidence is not adequately powered to identify the best anterior ulnar nerve transposition technique for cubital tunnel syndrome on the basis of clinical outcomes, that is, suggests that subcutaneous and submuscular anterior transposition might be equally

  14. Development of a subset of forelimb muscles and their attachment sites requires the ulnar-mammary syndrome gene Tbx3

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    Mary P. Colasanto

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    Full Text Available In the vertebrate limb over 40 muscles are arranged in a precise pattern of attachment via muscle connective tissue and tendon to bone and provide an extensive range of motion. How the development of somite-derived muscle is coordinated with the development of lateral plate-derived muscle connective tissue, tendon and bone to assemble a functional limb musculoskeletal system is a long-standing question. Mutations in the T-box transcription factor, TBX3, have previously been identified as the genetic cause of ulnar-mammary syndrome (UMS, characterized by distinctive defects in posterior forelimb bones. Using conditional mutagenesis in mice, we now show that TBX3 has a broader role in limb musculoskeletal development. TBX3 is not only required for development of posterior forelimb bones (ulna and digits 4 and 5, but also for a subset of posterior muscles (lateral triceps and brachialis and their bone eminence attachment sites. TBX3 specification of origin and insertion sites appears to be tightly linked with whether these particular muscles develop and may represent a newly discovered mechanism for specification of anatomical muscles. Re-examination of an individual with UMS reveals similar previously unrecognized muscle and bone eminence defects and indicates a conserved role for TBX3 in regulating musculoskeletal development.

  15. The effect of stem surface treatment and material on pistoning of ulnar components in linked cemented elbow prostheses.

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    Hosein, Yara K; King, Graham J W; Dunning, Cynthia E

    2013-09-01

    The ulnar component of a total elbow replacement can fail by "pistoning." Stem surface treatments have improved stability at the stem-cement interface but with varied success. This study investigated the role of surface treatment and stem substrate material on implant stability under axial loading. Sixty circular stems (diameter, 8 mm) made of cobalt chrome (n = 30) or titanium (n = 30) had different surfaces: smooth, sintered beads, and plasma spray. The surface treatment length was either 10 mm or 20 mm. Stems were potted in bone cement, allowed to cure for 24 hours, and tested in a materials testing machine under a compressive staircase loading protocol. Failure was defined as 2 mm of push-out or completion of the protocol. Two-way analyses of variance compared the effects of surface treatment and substrate material on interface strength and motion. Significant interactions were found between surface treatment and substrate material for both interface strength and motion (P .05) to the 20-mm plasma-spray stems (P component stability but is dependent on substrate material. Copyright © 2013 Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Board of Trustees. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

  16. Measurement of ulnar subtrochlear sclerosis using a percentage scale in labrador retrievers with minimal radiographic signs of periarticular osteophytosis.

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    Smith, Thomas J; Fitzpatrick, Noel; Evans, Richard B; Pead, Mathew J

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    To report the development of a measurement method for quantifying ulnar subtrochlear sclerosis (STS) in Labrador Retrievers. Prospective blinded study. Radiographs of Labrador Retrievers elbows (n=30) with minimal radiographic signs of periarticular osteophytosis. Measurement of STS as a % of the distance between 2 standardized radiographic landmarks (%STS) was developed. Mediolateral radiographic projections of flexed elbows were collected from 2 cohorts termed diseased (n=15; confirmed disease of the medial coronoid process) and control (n=15; free from clinically evident disease). Five observers blindly assessed each radiograph for radiographic technique, elbow positioning, periarticular osteophytosis, and STS, which, if present, was measured and assigned a %STS score. Intraobserver and interobserver variations in measuring STS and the ability to differentiate study cohorts were assessed using receiver operator curve (ROC) characteristics. A P-value of value of .75 (range, .67-.86). All observers differentiated the 2 cohorts with "fair-good" accuracy, with a median ROC value of 0.81 (range, 0.75-0.88). Measurement of %STS in Labrador Retrievers was repeatable for each observer and repeatable between observers. A method for measuring STS allows comparison of Labrador Retrievers of different sizes, is easy to perform, and could be used to investigate the clinical significance of STS in this breed.

  17. Estenosis Hipertrófica del Píloro

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    Hernando Forero Caballero

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    Consiste en engrosamiento de la musculatura del píloro, el cual produce disminución de la luz del conducto pilórico que impide el paso del alimento y causa vómito en el primer mes de edad.

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    Las fibras musculares del píloro especialmente las circulares se encuentran hipertrofiadas lo mismo que el tejido elástico, con compresión de la mucosa, sin inflamación en un principio. El extremo distal del píloro se proyecta como un cérvix hacia el duodeno, mientras que el engrosamiento del antro gástrico es progresivo y gradual. El canal pilórico es estrecho y alargado.

    El peritoneo que cubre el píloro se observa tenso, blando y con cierta palidez. La musculatura está engrosada especialmente en la parte anterior y superior. La mucosa es moderadamente engrosada y con el tiempo edematoso, lo cual reduce la luz del canal pilórico.

    El estómago está dilatado y la musculatura del antro hipertrofiada, con peristaltismo vigoroso e irregular. La mucosa gástrica inflamada y hasta ulcerada en los casos de prolongado efecto de los ácidos gástricos. Los estudios con microscopio electrónico de luz han demostrado reducción de los neurofilamentos, degeneración del axón y neuronal inervación pobre en el músculo pilórico hipertrofiado.

    Se ha encontrado ausencia o notoria reducción de las fibras nerviosas positivas y de las fibras inmunorreactivas, que actúan como factores neurotróficos, en las capas musculares del músculo pilórico hipertrofiado. También se ha observado ausencia de las células ganglionares de los nervios peptidérgicos, de los nervios que contienen la sintasa del óxido nítrico y de las células intersticiales de cajal.

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    La etiología de la estenosis hipertrófica del píloro no está completamente definida, aunque existen varias teorías que contribuyen a su explicación.

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  18. Forced extrusion for removal of impacted third molars close to the mandibular canal Extrusión forzada para extraer los terceros molares impactados cerca del canal mandibular

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    Dennis Flanagan DDS

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Impacted mandibular third molars can be located in close proximity to the mandibular canal. This creates a risk for the nerve or artery injury. These are contained in the canal. However, the impacted third molar can be moved coronally by orthodontic means, after removal of overlying bone, and safely extracted. The orthodontic intervention slowly moves the tooth apex away from the mandibular canal and reduces the potential for a neural injury. This method may be useful for older patients with root apices that approximate or are actually located in the mandibular canal. This technique needs further study. There is a theoretical potential for neural or arterial injury from physical contact of the tooth apex as it moves by or through the mandibular canal.Los terceros molares inferiores impactados pueden localizarse muy cerca del canal mandibular. Esto constituye un riesgo de lesión del nervio o la arteria, que se localizan dentro del canal. No obstante, el tercer molar impactado puede desplazarse en dirección coronal con ortodoncia, tras ostectomía del hueso suprayacente, y extraerse sin riesgos. La intervención ortodóncica desplaza lentamente el ápice del diente fuera del canal mandibular y reduce la posibilidad de lesión neural. Este método puede ser útil para pacientes de edad avanzada con ápices dentales que se aproximan o en realidad se localizan en el canal mandibular. La técnica necesita un estudio adicional. Hay la posibilidad teórica de lesión neural o arterial a partir del contacto físico del ápice del diente a medida que se desplaza a través del canal mandibular.

  19. A rare variant route of the ulnar artery does not contraindicate the creation of a fistula in the wrist of a diabetic patient with end-stage renal disease

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    Mirosław Banasik

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available A superficial variant route of the ulnar artery is a rare variation of the arterial system of the wrist. The route of the arteries in that region is extremely important for patients with end-stage renal disease due to the necessity to create an arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis. It is thought that the vascular access is too often achieved by catheters or vascular prostheses because of that each possibility to create a fistula in the wrist region should be utilized. In our patient a rare variant route of the ulnar artery was observed in the wrist region. Instead of a deep route between the muscles the artery did not only run superficially, but, also untypically, first laterally and then medially. A variation of the ulnar artery’s route may evoke a fear of hand ischemia after creation arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis. The fear may be connected with blood supply throw the palmar arch which is created by radial and ulnar artery. This fear of the doctor may result in avoiding the attempt to create an arteriovenous fistula on the wrist. The authors demonstrate that the variant route of the ulnar artery is not a contraindication to the creation of a fistula on the wrist using the radial artery because of a fear of hand ischemia.

  20. Neurinoma del plexo braquial simulando metastasis de adenocarcinoma de mama

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    Gregorio Rodríguez Boto

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Los neurinomas del plexo braquial son tumores infrecuentes que pueden confundirse con otras lesiones de índole tumoral. Se presenta el caso de una mujer de 40 años, tratada previamente de un adenocarcinoma de mama derecha en el pasado, que en el estudio de extensión realizado 5 años después se detectó una lesión localizada en el plexo braquial derecho. La paciente se encontraba asintomática. El diagnóstico radiológico de presunción fue metástasis de adenocarcinoma mamario. Se realizó un abordaje axilar derecho descubriendo una lesión bien delimitada en el plexo braquial. Con ayuda de la monitorización neurofisiológica intraoperatoria, se observó que la lesión dependía de la rama cubital y se pudo realizar una resección completa preservando la función de dicho nervio. El estudio anatomopatológico confirmó que se trataba de un neurinoma, descartando así la existencia de metástasis. La evolución postoperatoria fue satisfactoria. Seis años después de la intervención no existe recidiva tumoral. En nuestro conocimiento este es el primer caso publicado en la literatura de un neurinoma del plexo braquial dependiente de la rama cubital. La monitorización neurofisiológica intraoperatoria resulta fundamental para abordar este tipo de lesiones con baja morbilidad.

  1. Avulsão do plexo braquial em cães - 2: biópsia fascicular e histologia dos nervos radial, mediano, ulnar e musculocutâneo Brachial plexus avulsion in dogs - 2: fascicular biopsy and histology of the radial, median, ulnar and musculocutaneous nerves

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    Mônica Vicky Bahr Arias

    1997-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi demonstrar os aspectos clínicos e neurológicos relevantes para o diagnóstico da avulsão do plexo braquial em cães, relacionando estes achados com os resultados da histologia dos nervos radiais, medianos, ulnar e músculo cutânea. A biópsia fascicular destes nervos foi realizada após abordagem cirúrgica às faces lateral e medial do braço afetado. Todos os fascículos submetidos ao exame histológico apresentaram alterações como tumefação axonal, degeneração walleriana e infiltrado inflamatório em graus variados, havendo principalmente nos nervos radial, mediano e ulnar a proliferação de colagem endoneural. A associação destes resultados com as alterações neurológicas e da eletroneuroestimulação (relatados na parte 1 e 3 deste trabalho respectivamente sugeriu envolvimento quase que total das raízes do plexo braquial em todos os casos.The main purposes of this work were the neurological evaluation of dogs with brachial plexus avulsion and correlation of these findings with the results of histology of the radial, median, and ulnar and muscle cutaneous nerves. Fascicular nerve biopsy was performed after surgical approach of medial and lateral aspect of the arm. Ali the submitted fascicles presented histologic alterations compatible with wallerian degeneration, axonal swelling, and inflammatory infiltrate ranging from mild to pronounced, with endoneural collagen proliferation mainly in radial, median and ulnar nerves. The association of these results with neurological and electroneurostimulation exams (respectively described in part 1 and 3 of this work suggested in all cases an almost total involvement of brachial plexus roots.

  2. La Neuralgia del Trigémino, Diagnóstico y Tratamiento

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    Eduardo Jaramillo Carling

    2002-04-01

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    Objetivos: presentar 20 pacientes con Neuralgia del Trigémino tratados quirúrgicamente con craneotomía suboccipital y descompresión vascular microquirúrgica en la fosa posterior. Igualmente se realiza revisión de la literatura médica publicada hasta diciembre del 2000, actualizando los conceptos de neuroanatomía del trigémino; y de la neuralgia del trigémino su diagnóstico, incidencia, etiopatogenia, cuadro clínico, diagnósticos diferenciales y tratamientos tanto médicos, como quirúrgicos haciendo énfasis en la descompresión microquirúrgica.

    Métodos: se operaron 20 pacientes que habían sido tratados farmacológicamente y no toleraron la medicación o no mejoraron con ella, e igualmente a algunos de ellos les habían realizado bloqueos ganglionares y presentaban recidiva de la sintomatología dolorosa. Todos fueron operados con la misma técnica quirúrgica entre 1985 y 1996; se realizó seguimiento postoperatorio por más de 5 años.

    Resultados: en todos los pacientes se encontró distorsión del nervio por compresión de un asa arterial o venosa aberrante en su localización. Igualmente todos los pacientes mejoraron totalmente con el tratamiento quirúrgico. Solo 2 presentaron recidivas y estos se analizan individualmente. Los resultados son similares a las grandes series quirúrgicas públicas...

     

     


  3. Nerve transfer for treatment of brachial plexus injury: comparison study between the transfer of partial median and ulnar nerves and that of phrenic and spinal accessary nerves

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    2002-01-01

    Objective: To compare the effect of using partial median and ulnar nerves for treatment of C5-6 or C5-7 avulsion of the brachial plexus with that of using phrenic and spinal accessary nerves.Methods: The patients were divided into 2 groups randomly according to different surgical procedures. Twelve cases were involved in the first group. The phrenic nerve was transferred to the musculocutaneous nerve or through a sural nerve graft, and the spinal accessary nerve was to the suprascapular nerve. Eleven cases were classified into the second group. A part of the fascicles of median nerve was transferred to be coapted with the motor fascicle of musculocutaneous nerve and a part of fascicles of ulnar nerve was transferred to the axillary nerve. The cases were followed up from 1 to 3 years and the clinical outcome was compared between the two groups. Results: There were 2 cases (16.6%) who got the recovery of M4 strength of biceps muscle in the first group but 7 cases (63.6%) in the second group, and the difference was statistically significant (P<0.025). However, it was not statistically different in the recovery of shoulder function between the two groups. Conclusions: Partial median and ulnar nerve transfer, phrenic and spinal accessary nerve transfer were all effective for the reconstruction of elbow or shoulder function in brachial plexus injury, but the neurotization using a part of median nerve could obtain more powerful biceps muscle strength than that of phrenic nerve transfer procedure.

  4. Guyon's canal syndrome due to tortuous ulnar artery with DeQuervain stenosing tenosynovitis, ligamentous injuries and dorsal intercalated segmental instability syndrome, a rare presentation: a case report.

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    Zeeshan, Muhammad; Ahmed, Farhan; Kanwal, Darakhshan; Khalid, Qazi Saad Bin; Ahmed, Muhammad Nadeem

    2009-12-23

    The Guyon's canal syndrome is a well known clinical entity and may have significant impact on patient's quality of life. We report a case of 43-year-old male who presented with complaints of pain and numbness in right hand and difficulty in writing for past one month. On imaging diagnosis of Guyon's canal syndrome because of tortuous ulnar artery was made with additional findings of DeQuervain's stenosing tenosynovitis and dorsal intercalated segmental instability syndrome with ligamentous injury and subsequently these were confirmed on surgery.Although it is a rare syndrome, early diagnosis and treatment prevents permanent neurological deficits and improve patient's quality of life.

  5. Acro-dermato-ungual-lacrimal-tooth (ADULT) syndrome: report of a child with phenotypic overlap with ulnar-mammary syndrome and a new mutation in TP63.

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    Slavotinek, Anne M; Tanaka, June; Winder, Alison; Vargervik, Karin; Haggstrom, Anita; Bamshad, Michael

    2005-10-01

    We report on a new patient with clinical findings consistent with acro-dermato-ungual-lacrimal-tooth (ADULT) syndrome. The child had sparse hair, extensive freckling, lacrimal duct stenosis, oligodontia, dystrophic nails, reduced sweating, and bilateral athelia. Examination of his hands showed ulnar ray hypoplasia with bilateral fifth finger brachydactyly and camptodactyly. He also had surgical repair of an imperforate anus. Mutation analysis of TP63 showed a single nucleotide substitution, c.G518A, predicting a novel missense mutation, p.V114M in exon 4. This is the third mutation to be reported in TP63 in ADULT syndrome.

  6. Ultrasound study is useful to discriminate between axonotmesis and neurotmesis also in very small nerves: a case of sensory digital ulnar branch study.

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    Renna, Rosaria; Rosaria, Renna; Coraci, Daniele; Daniele, Coraci; De Franco, Paola; Erra, Carmen; Ceruso, Massimo; Padua, Luca

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    Discrimination between axonotmesis and neurotmesis is crucial in traumatic nerve injury. We present the case of a 43-year-old woman which presented hypoesthesia in the fourth and fifth right fingers, started after surgery for Dupuytren syndrome. At ultrasound study, the ulnar digital sensory branch was identified. Before the division into the two terminal branches, a neuroma was observed, while neurotmesis was excluded. This case shows the utility of ultrasonography in peripheral nervous system examination and the possibility of visualization of very small nerves and their terminal branches.

  7. Dos cubiertas del ingeniero Heinz Hossdorf, Suiza

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    Editorial, Equipo

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    Full Text Available I. Reading hall of the Bale University Library Otto H. Senn, architect The roof of the central hall is the most outstanding feature, and consists of six hyperbolic paraboloidal thin shells, placed along a ring. They transmit the thrusts to a prestressed outer hoop, which is part of the intermediate reading gallery. This hoop is connected with the rest of the gallery structure by means of a metallic triangulated structure. 2. Public hall of the «Rudolf Steiner» School at Bale H. F. Leu, architect In this original constructional design the end public stand of the hall cantilevers over ¿he lower platform, and also serves as support for the polyhedrical roof; this consists of reinforced concrete slabs, 12 cm in thickness. There is a perimetral hoop and reinforcing ribs, which help to transmit most of the load to the springers of the overhanging structure.1. Sala de lectura de la Biblioteca de la Universidad de Basilea La cubierta del espacio central, que es la más interesante, se compone de seis paraboloides hiperbólicos—definidos por estructuras laminares—, en disposición radial, los cuales transmiten sus empujes a un anillo pretensado de borde, que constituye la cubierta de la galería intermedia. Dicho anillo se enlaza con el borde de la galería por medio de una estructura triangulada metálica. 2. Salón de actos de la Escuela "Rudolf Steiner" en Basilea Esta original solución constructiva es consecuencia de que la tribuna de fondo vuela en ménsula sobre la planta inferior, sirviendo, a la vez, de apoyo para la cubierta poliédrica, constituida por placas de hormigón armado de 12 cm de espesor. Se han organizado el zuncho perimetral y los nervios de refuerzo, de forma que la mayor parte de la carga se transmita a las esquinas de arranque del cuerpo volado.

  8. Parálisis del músculo oblicuo superior atípica

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    Pedro Daniel Castro Pérez

    Full Text Available Las paresias y parálisis oculomotoras implican todos aquellos procesos susceptibles de producir un déficit parcial o total de los movimientos del globo ocular. La lesión puede estar en cualquier parte del sistema oculomotor que incluye la corteza cerebral, el tronco cerebral, nervios, placa neuromuscular y del propio músculo. Las paresias y/o parálisis del músculo oblicuo superior o IV par craneal constituye una de las más frecuentes en la práctica médica estrabológica, puede ser de etiología congénita o adquirida, se caracteriza por hipertropía que aumenta con la inclinación de la cabeza hacia el hombro del lado del ojo afectado (signo de Bielschowsky, anisotropía en V, exciclotropía. Los pacientes con paresias y/o parálisis adquirida muestran diplopía vertical y torsional que aumenta con la mirada hacia abajo, tortícolis con inclinación de la cabeza hacia el lado opuesto del ojo afectado y descenso del mentón. El paciente acude a consulta por presentar diplopía vertical y torsional de 13 años de evolución. Al examen de la motilidad ocular había ortotropía en la Posición Primaria de la Mirada con hiperforia al cover test ojo izquierdo, 10 Dp base inferior por barra de prismas, exciclotropía 5*, tortícolis hacia la derecha y Bielschowsky positivo hacia el lado izquierdo. La impresión diagnóstica fue paresia adquirida del músculo OS izquierdo de etiología no precisada. El tratamiento realizado fue la retroinserción del recto superior del ojo izquierdo 4 mm más el desplazamiento temporal de un 1/4 de la inserción con el objetivo de eliminar la diplopía vertical y torsional y la posición anómala de la cabeza.

  9. Estudio comparativo para el manejo del dolor en el reemplazo total de rodilla. [Comparative ­study­ for­ pain­ management ­in­ total­ knee ­replacement

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    César Pesciallo

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    Full Text Available In­tro­duc­ción: El objetivo de este trabajo es comparar la infiltración intraoperatoria de los tejidos blandos periarticulares versus la utilización de bloqueos de los nervios periféricos (ciático y femoral para el manejo del dolor posoperatorio de la artroplastia total de rodilla. Materiales­ y ­Métodos: Se evaluaron, en forma prospectiva, 60 pacientes tratados, que fueron divididos en dos grupos iguales: grupo A, con infiltración intraoperatoria y grupo B, con bloqueo de los nervios femoral y ciático antes de la cirugía. Resultados: El dolor fue significativamente menor en el grupo B (bloqueados que en el grupo de control A (infiltrados entre las 4 y las 8 horas poscirugía (p = 0,008. Al segundo y al tercer días de la cirugía, la curva de dolor se invirtió y fue estadísticamente menor en el grupo A (p = 0,009 y p = 0,023, respectivamente. Conclusiones:­ Al evaluar los resultados se observó que ambos métodos fueron eficaces para el tratamiento del dolor posquirúrgico e, incluso, para disminuir el consumo de opiáceos. Los bajos niveles de dolor y el menor uso de opiáceos en el posoperatorio inmediato dieron lugar a una mejor rehabilitación y a un mayor bienestar general para el paciente.

  10. Cooling modifies mixed median and ulnar palmar studies in carpal tunnel syndrome Influência do resfriamento nos parâmetros de condução nervosa mista do mediano e ulnar na síndrome do túnel do carpo

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    Rogério Gayer Machado de Araújo

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Temperature is an important and common variable that modifies nerve conduction study parameters in practice. Here we compare the effect of cooling on the mixed palmar median to ulnar negative peak-latency difference (PMU in electrodiagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS. Controls were 22 subjects (19 women, mean age 42.1 years, 44 hands. Patients were diagnosed with mild symptomatic CTS (25 women, mean age 46.6 years, 34 hands. PMU was obtained at the usual temperature, >32°C, and after wrist/hand cooling to Temperatura é uma variável comum e importante que modifica os parâmetros de condução nervosa na prática eletrodiagnóstica. Neste trabalho nós estudamos o efeito do esfriamento na diferença de latências palmares entre o nervo mediano e ulnar (PMU, segmento palma-pulso, utilizada rotineiramente para o eletrodiagnóstico da síndrome do túnel do carpo (STC. Foram estudados 22 controles (19 mulheres, média de idade 42,1 anos, 44 mãos e 25 pacientes (25 mulheres, média de idade 46,6 anos, 34 mãos com diagnóstico de STC leve. PMU foi obtida em temperatura usual (>32°C, e após resfriamento de mão/pulso em água com gelo (<27°C. Após o resfriamento houve aumento significativo na PMU e na latência mista palmar do nervo ulnar nos pacientes quando comparados aos controles. Nós concluímos que o resfriamento modifica significativamente a PMU e propomos que as latências obtidas em nervos submetidos à compressão reagem de maneira mais acentuada ao frio e isso poderia ser uma arma útil para o eletrodiagnóstico da STC incipiente. Da mesma forma, houve reação mais acentuada ao frio no estudo da latência mista palmar do nervo ulnar nos pacientes mas não nos controles, que poderia levantar a hipótese de compressão subclínica do nervo ulnar.

  11. Manejo endoscópico del síndrome de túnel del carpo, una experiencia de 5 años

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    Álvaro Antonio Kafury Goeta

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    Full Text Available Introducción: El síndrome de túnel del carpo afecta el 1% de la población, siendo la neuropatía por compresión más frecuente, la liberación endoscópica es una técnica que presenta buenos resultados, aunque no está exenta de complicaciones. Objetivo: El objetivo del estudio es determinar la prevalencia de complicaciones asociadas en una experiencia de 5 años. Metodología: Estudio de corte transversal en pacientes con diagnóstico del túnel del carpo sometidos a liberación endoscópica en un periodo de 5 años, donde se documentó todas las complicaciones neurológicas, vasculares e infección. Resultados: Se incluyeron 175 manos en 139 pacientes con un promedio de edad de 52 años de edad; el 89.2% de los casos se presentaron en mujeres. Las comorbilidades encontradas fueron: hipertensión arterial 31.6%, hipotiroidismo 29.5%, diabetes 5%, y consumo de cigarrillo 11%. La prevalencia de complicaciones fue del 5.7% (10 casos, de las cuales la lesión neurológica fue del 0.6% clasificada como neuropraxia del nervio cubital, 1.7% presentaron hematomas que resolvieron sin cirugía y 3.4% presentaron infección que resolvieron con manejo antibiótico y curaciones. Todas las complicaciones presentaron una recuperación satisfactoria. El 99% de los pacientes presentaron resolución de los síntomas. Conclusiones: La técnica de liberación endoscópica del túnel del carpo es una técnica segura, en donde se encontró un porcentaje bajo de complicaciones siendo comparables a otras series.

  12. Estudio de la vascularización arterial del músculo flexor digitorum superficialis Anatomical study of the arterial vascularization of the flexor digitorum superficialis muscle

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    N. Comellas Melero

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de nuestro estudio es describir la distribución de la vascularización del músculo flexor digitorum superficialis para optimizar sus indicaciones en Cirugía Reconstructiva de miembro superior. Disecamos 15 antebrazos fijados según el método Thiel y coloreados mediante la inyección de látex en los vasos femorales. Centramos nuestro estudio en la disección del músculo flexor digitorum superficialis, seleccionando únicamente los pedículos vasculares que superan los 2 mm, valorando los resultados en función de sus relaciones anatómicas y de su longitud. El número total hallado de arterias nutrientes del vientre muscular fue de 219, localizándose en mayor porcentaje en el tercio medio del antebrazo. De los resultados obtenidos de nuestro estudio podemos deducir que las arterias cubital y cubital recurrente aportan la vascularización dominante. Medialmente, el músculo recibe ramas de la arteria cubital y cubital recurrente, en la parte profunda del vientre muscular. Lateral y proximalmente, recibe ramas de la arteria mediana, mientras que lateral y distalmente recibe ramas de la arteria radial, que penetran en la superficie del músculo.We present an anatomical study that describes the distribution of the muscular perforators of the flexor digitorum superficialis muscle. In this study we dissected 15 forearms fixed according to Thiel method and coloured latex injection in the femoral vessels.The study was centered on the flexor digitorum superficialis muscle. Only muscular perforator arteries with diameters over 2mm were selected. The vascular origin and length were also studied. In all cases, measurements were taken from the bicondyle line. The total number of arteries obtained from the muscle belly was 219, with the greatest percentage located in the half of the forearm. The principal vascular origin of the perforator arteries was the cubital artery. From the results obtained in our work, we can deduce that the ulnar and

  13. Pseudobloqueo de conducción en vasculitis aislada del sistema nervioso periférico Pseudo-conduction block in nonsystemic vasculitic neuropath

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    R.M. Pabón

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    Full Text Available Fundamento. La vasculitis aislada del sistema nervioso periférico (VASNP afecta selectivamente a los vasa nervorum, expresándose generalmente como una mononeuropatía múltiple. Presentamos un caso de VASNP confirmado histológicamente, destacando los hallazgos neurofisiológicos en fase aguda. Observación clínica. Mujer de 36 años con parestesias y debilidad en mano derecha seguidas de paresia para la dorsiflexión del pie izquierdo. El primer estudio neurofisiológico mostraba amplitud reducida del potencial motor del mediano derecho con estímulos proximales. Un segundo estudio mostraba signos de lesión axonal en varios nervios, incluyendo el mediano derecho. Conclusiones. La lesión isquémica aguda de un nervio puede dar lugar a un patrón electroneurográfico de bloqueo de conducción, como en el mediano derecho del caso descrito. Este fenómeno es conocido como "pseudobloqueo", dado su carácter transitorio, con evolución a un patrón de neuropatía axonal. La sospecha de VASNP requiere estudios neurofisiológicos seriados para una correcta tipificación de los patrones lesionales.Introduction. Nonsystemic vasculitic neuropathy (NSVN is an inflammatory disorder of the vasa nervorum which usually is expressed as a mononeuritis multiplex. We present a patient with NSVN with histological confirmination focused on the neurophysiological findings at the early stages. Case report. A 36 years-old woman presented with paresthesia and weakness in her right hand followed by left footdrop. The first neurophysiologic examination showed low amplitude of the right median nerve (RMN CMAP with proximal stimulation. A second examination showed signs of axonal damage in several nerves, including the RMN. Conclusions. The acute ischemic damage of a nerve can give a pattern of conduction block in the electroneurographic study as in the RMN of the presented case. This phenomenon is referred as "pseudo-conduction block", since it is transient and

  14. Tempo de latência e duração do efeito do rocurônio, atracúrio e mivacúrio em pacientes pediátricos Tiempo de latencia y duración del efecto del rocuronio, atracúrio y mivacúrio en pacientes pediátricos Onset time and duration of rocuronium, atracurium and mivacurium in pediatric patients

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    Norma Sueli Pinheiro Módolo

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    ções hemodinâmicas de importância clínica relevante e proporcionaram excelentes condições de intubação traqueal.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: Os bloqueadores neuromusculares (BNM son frecuentemente utilizados en anestesia pediátrica y no existe aquel que sea considerado ideal. El objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar el rocuronio, el atracúrio y el mivacúrio, en niños, cuanto al tiempo de latencia y de recuperación, a la interferencia sobre las variables hemodinámicas y las condiciones de intubación traqueal. MÉTODO: Sesenta y siete niños, estado físico ASA I y II, con edad variando de 2 años y 6 meses a 12 años, fueron anestesiadas con alfentanil (50 µg.kg-1, propofol (3 mg.kg-1, sevoflurano y N2O/O2 y divididas en tres grupos: G1 = rocuronio 0,9 mg.kg-1 (n = 22; G2 = atracúrio 0,5 mg.kg-1 (n = 22 y G3 = mivacúrio 0,15 mg.kg-1 (n = 23. La monitorización del bloqueo neuromuscular fue realizada con el método de aceleromiografia en el trayecto del nervio ulnar. Fueron estudiados: el tiempo de latencia (TL, la duración clínica (T25, el tiempo de relajamiento (T75 y el índice de recuperación (T25-75. La presión arterial media (PAM y la frecuencia cardíaca (FC fueron registradas en seis momentos, bien como las condiciones encontradas en el momento de la intubación traqueal. RESULTADOS: La mediana del TL fue de 0,6 minutos en G1, 1,3 minutos en G2 e 1,9 minutos en G3. La mediana del T25 fue en G1 = 38,0 minutos, G2 = 41,5 minutos y G3 = 8,8 minutos. La mediana de T75 fue en G1 = 57,7 minutos, G2 = 54,6 minutos y G3 = 13,6 minutos. La mediana del índice de recuperación (T25-75 fue en G1 = 19,7 minutos, G2 = 13,1 minutos y G3 = 4,8 minutos. Las condiciones de intubación traqueal fueron consideradas excelentes en la mayoría de los pacientes de ambos los grupos. No hubo modificaciones clínicas importantes de la PAM y de la FC. CONCLUSIONES: El rocurónio, 0,9 mg.kg-1, tuvo el menor tiempo de latencia y el mivacúrio, 0,15 mg.kg-1, el menor tiempo de

  15. Neuro-lepra: valor de la electromiografia Neuro-leprosy: electromyographic studies

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    Ernesto Herskovits

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    Full Text Available Dada la frecuencia con que la lepra afecta al sistema nervioso, consideramos de interés realizar un estudio electromiográfico en zonas corporales clínicamente sanas. Hemos elegido para tal fin 14 enfermos que no tenían lesión sensitivo-motora clínicamente perceptible en el nervio cubital izquierdo. Hemos estudiado tambén un grupo de control de 5 enfermos con lesión evidente del mismo nervio. Se ha comprobado que de los 14 enfermos que aparentemente no tenían lesión del nervio cubital izquierdo, en 12 de ellos surgieron alteraciones electromiográficas que señalan la lesión del nervio, aunque en um grado menor que en el grupo de control. Este hecho nos hace pensar que la agresión que sufre el sistema nervioso periférico es de una extensión mayor que lo hace suponer la clínica, o que las lesiones anatómicas no retrogradan como nos lo sugiere el examen de los pacientes.Considering the frequency of the peripheral nervous system envolvement in leprosy 14 patients without clinical signs indicating impairment of the left ulnar nerve were submitted to electromyographic studies. All were chronic cases in which the disease had an evolution of three years for the most recent one, the longest during thirty one years. All patients were under leprosy treatment: nine had lepromatous leprosy, four had tuberculoid form, one had a dimorfous form. At the same time, as a control group, were studied 5 patients presenting clinical signis of injury of the left ulnar nerve. An electromiograph DISA with 3 channels, a Multistin estimulator and concentric electrodes were employed. In all the 19 cases the espontaneous activity, the type of recruiting reaction and the conduction velocity were analysed. Results were synthetized in Tables 1 and 2. The finding of electromyographic abnormalities in clinically healthy territores of 12/14 patients examined lead to the conclusion that in leprosy the agression to the peripheral nervous system is more extensive than

  16. Return to football and long-term clinical outcomes after thumb ulnar collateral ligament suture anchor repair in collegiate athletes.

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    Werner, Brian C; Hadeed, Michael M; Lyons, Matthew L; Gluck, Joshua S; Diduch, David R; Chhabra, A Bobby

    2014-10-01

    To evaluate return to play after complete thumb ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injury treated with suture anchor repair for both skill position and non-skill position collegiate football athletes and report minimum 2-year clinical outcomes in this population. For this retrospective study, inclusion criteria were complete rupture of the thumb UCL and suture anchor repair in a collegiate football athlete performed by a single surgeon who used an identical technique for all patients. Data collection included chart review, determination of return to play, and Quick Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (QuickDASH) outcomes. A total of 18 collegiate football athletes were identified, all of whom were evaluated for follow-up by telephone, e-mail, or regular mail at an average 6-year follow-up. Nine were skill position players; the remaining 9 played in nonskill positions. All players returned to at least the same level of play. The average QuickDASH score for the entire cohort was 1 out of 100; QuickDASH work score, 0 out of 100; and sport score, 1 out of 100. Average time to surgery for skill position players was 12 days compared with 43 for non-skill position players. Average return to play for skill position players was 7 weeks postoperatively compared with 4 weeks for non-skill position players. There was no difference in average QuickDASH overall scores or subgroup scores between cohorts. Collegiate football athletes treated for thumb UCL injuries with suture anchor repair had quick return to play, reliable return to the same level of activity, and excellent long-term clinical outcomes. Skill position players had surgery sooner after injury and returned to play later than non-skill position players, with no differences in final level of play or clinical outcomes. Management of thumb UCL injuries in collegiate football athletes can be safely and effectively tailored according to the demands of the player's football position. Therapeutic IV. Copyright © 2014

  17. Comparison between partial ulnar and intercostal nerve transfers for reconstructing elbow flexion in patients with upper brachial plexus injuries.

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    Kakinoki, Ryosuke; Ikeguchi, Ryosuke; Dunkan, Scott Fm; Nakayama, Ken; Matsumoto, Taiichi; Ohta, Soichi; Nakamura, Takashi

    2010-01-26

    There have been several reports that partial ulnar transfer (PUNT) is preferable for reconstructing elbow flexion in patients with upper brachial plexus injuries (BPIs) compared with intercostal nerve transfer (ICNT). The purpose of this study was to compare the recovery of elbow flexion between patients subjected to PUNT and patients subjected to ICNT. Sixteen patients (13 men and three women) with BPIs for whom PUNT (eight patients) or ICNT (eight patients) had been performed to restore elbow flexion function were studied. The time required in obtaining M1, M3 (Medical Research Council scale grades recovery) for elbow flexion and a full range of elbow joint movement against gravity with the wrist and fingers extended maximally and the outcomes of a manual muscle test (MMT) for elbow flexion were examined in both groups. There were no significant differences between the PUNT and ICNT groups in terms of the age of patients at the time of surgery or the interval between injury and surgery. There were significantly more injured nerve roots in the ICNT group (mean 3.6) than in the PUNT group (mean 2.1) (P = 0.0006). The times required to obtain grades M1 and M3 in elbow flexion were significantly shorter in the PUNT group than in the ICNT group (P = 0.04 for M1 and P = 0.002 for M3). However, there was no significant difference between the two groups in the time required to obtain full flexion of the elbow joint with maximally extended fingers and wrist or in the final MMT scores for elbow flexion. PUNT is technically easy, not associated with significant complications, and provides rapid recovery of the elbow flexion. However, separation of elbow flexion from finger and wrist motions needed more time in the PUNT group than in the ICNT group. Although the final mean MMT score for elbow flexion in the PUNT group was greater than in the ICNT group, no statistically significant difference was found between the two groups.

  18. Comparison between partial ulnar and intercostal nerve transfers for reconstructing elbow flexion in patients with upper brachial plexus injuries

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    Matsumoto Taiichi

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background There have been several reports that partial ulnar transfer (PUNT is preferable for reconstructing elbow flexion in patients with upper brachial plexus injuries (BPIs compared with intercostal nerve transfer (ICNT. The purpose of this study was to compare the recovery of elbow flexion between patients subjected to PUNT and patients subjected to ICNT. Methods Sixteen patients (13 men and three women with BPIs for whom PUNT (eight patients or ICNT (eight patients had been performed to restore elbow flexion function were studied. The time required in obtaining M1, M3 (Medical Research Council scale grades recovery for elbow flexion and a full range of elbow joint movement against gravity with the wrist and fingers extended maximally and the outcomes of a manual muscle test (MMT for elbow flexion were examined in both groups. Results There were no significant differences between the PUNT and ICNT groups in terms of the age of patients at the time of surgery or the interval between injury and surgery. There were significantly more injured nerve roots in the ICNT group (mean 3.6 than in the PUNT group (mean 2.1 (P = 0.0006. The times required to obtain grades M1 and M3 in elbow flexion were significantly shorter in the PUNT group than in the ICNT group (P = 0.04 for M1 and P = 0.002 for M3. However, there was no significant difference between the two groups in the time required to obtain full flexion of the elbow joint with maximally extended fingers and wrist or in the final MMT scores for elbow flexion. Conclusions PUNT is technically easy, not associated with significant complications, and provides rapid recovery of the elbow flexion. However, separation of elbow flexion from finger and wrist motions needed more time in the PUNT group than in the ICNT group. Although the final mean MMT score for elbow flexion in the PUNT group was greater than in the ICNT group, no statistically significant difference was found between the two

  19. Age of fusion of the distal radial and ulnar epiphyses from hand radiographs-A study in Kashmiri population.

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    Hassan, Nida; Noor, Farida; Ahmad, Shabir; Fazili, Khalid Majid

    2016-12-01

    Age estimation is a crucial parameter involved in investigations pertaining to civil and criminal procedures. It also aids in various examinations in forensic medicine, pediatrics, endocrinology and radiology. One of the important methods for skeletal age estimation is the age of fusion of the epiphyses. But there occur variations in the skeletal ages due to environmental, hormonal, ethnic and other factors. Hence, there arises the need for separate standards of ossification for different regions. The present study was conducted to ascertain the age of fusion of the distal radial and ulnar epiphyses in Kashmiri population. A total of 160 healthy subjects, including 80 males and 80 females with ages ranging from 12 to 20years were studied. Their chronological age was obtained and the X-ray of their left hand was taken in the A.P view after taking the consent from their parents. The starting of epiphyseal fusion in lower end of radius in male was observed at 15-16years in 20% of the male population and for females, it was observed at 13-14years in 10% of the female population. The completion of epiphyseal fusion in lower end of radius in 100% males was noticed at 18-19years and for 100% females, it was noticed at 17-18years. The starting up of epiphyseal fusion in lower end of ulna in males was observed at 14-15years in 10% of the male population and for females, it was observed at 13-14years in 10% of the female population. The completion of epiphyseal fusion in lower end of ulna in 100% males was noticed at 18-19years and for 100% females, it was noticed at 17-18years. In case of males the age of fusion of the epiphyses of lower end of radius and lower end of ulna was found to be in the same age group 18 to 19years. Also in case of females the age of fusion of the epiphyses of lower end of radius and lower end of ulna was found to be in the same age group 17 to 18years. It was further observed that females showed fusion in advance of male subjects. The findings of

  20. Conduction time for a 6-cm segment of the ulnar nerve across the elbow: reference values for the 6-cm conduction time test.

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    Landau, Mark E; Campbell, William W

    2009-06-01

    Current electrodiagnostic studies for Ulnar nerve mononeuropathy at the elbow have substandard sensitivity and specificity. Reference values for a novel, screening electrodiagnostic test for ulnar nerve mononeuropathy at the elbow were obtained bilaterally from 72 subjects without any upper extremity signs or symptoms. The test used two, 3-cm straight line distances, one proximal, and one distal to the medial epicondyle to avoid a curvilinear measurement. The mean conduction times (CTE) were 1.16 +/- 0.16 milliseconds, 1.23 +/- 0.18 milliseconds, 1.33 +/- 0.24 milliseconds, for subjects 20 to 40, 40 to 60, and >60 years old, respectively. A CTE >1.50 milliseconds, >1.60 milliseconds, and >1.80 milliseconds for each age group would be considered abnormal conferring 98% specificity. The median side-to-side difference of CTE (CTE-diff) was 0.10 milliseconds with a range of 0.00 to 0.55 milliseconds. A CTE-diff >0.45 milliseconds has a specificity of 97%. Potential advantages to this method include straight-line measurement distances to reduce experimental error, and a distance less than 10 cm to improve lesion detection.

  1. An evaluation of radial and ulnar artery flow characteristics in diabetic patients with carpal tunnel syndrome and the diagnostic value of ultrasonography in these patients

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    Ahmet Boyacı

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: This study aimed to research the value of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM and to examine the flow characteristics of the radial and ulnar arteries in diabetic patients with CTS. Methods: A total of 23 diabetic hands diagnosed with CTS from electrophysiological evaluation (DM-CTS, 47 asymptomatic diabetic hands (DM and 50 healthy hands (C as the control group were evaluated with high resolution ultrasonography. The median nerve was measured in the cross-sectional area (CSA, flattening ratio (FR and at the level of the carpal tunnel inlet [proximal (p] and the wrist crease [distal (d]. The radial and ulnar arteries were evaluated with both hands in a neutral position. Results: In the DM-CTS group, the CSA-p and CSA-d values were statistically signficantly greater compared to the DM and C groups (p0.05. The radial artery diameter was determined to be statistically significantly greater in the DM-CTS group than the C group (p<0.05. Conclusion: The median nerve CSA is significantly greater in diabetic CTS patients compared to patients with diabetes only and healthy controls. In the evaluation of CTS in diabetic patients, CSA measured with ultrasonography may be a diagnostic tool. J Clin Exp Invest 2014; 5 (2: 179-185

  2. Combination of BMP-2-releasing gelatin/β-TCP sponges with autologous bone marrow for bone regeneration of X-ray-irradiated rabbit ulnar defects.

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    Yamamoto, Masaya; Hokugo, Akishige; Takahashi, Yoshitake; Nakano, Takayoshi; Hiraoka, Masahiro; Tabata, Yasuhiko

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    The objective of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of gelatin sponges incorporating β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) granules (gelatin/β-TCP sponges) to enhance bone regeneration at a segmental ulnar defect of rabbits with X-ray irradiation. After X-ray irradiation of the ulnar bone, segmental critical-sized defects of 20-mm length were created, and bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2)-releasing gelatin/β-TCP sponges with or without autologous bone marrow were applied to the defects to evaluate bone regeneration. Both gelatin/β-TCP sponges containing autologous bone marrow and BMP-2-releasing sponges enhanced bone regeneration at the ulna defect to a significantly greater extent than the empty sponges (control). However, in the X-ray-irradiated bone, the bone regeneration either by autologous bone marrow or BMP-2 was inhibited. When combined with autologous bone marrow, the BMP-2 exhibited significantly high osteoinductivity, irrespective of the X-ray irradiation. The bone mineral content at the ulna defect was similar to that of the intact bone. It is concluded that the combination of bone marrow with the BMP-2-releasing gelatin/β-TCP sponge is a promising technique to induce bone regeneration at segmental bone defects after X-ray irradiation.

  3. El colgajo fasciocutáneo dorsal ulnar en quemaduras eléctricas de la mano: un colgajo constante, rápido y seguro

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    Trinidad Delgado-Ruiz

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    Full Text Available Antecedentes y Objetivos. La extremidad superior es el área más frecuentemente afectada en las quemaduras eléctricas de alto voltaje, con una alta tasa de amputaciones, síndromes compartimentales y defectos de partes blandas que precisan cobertura. La literatura en cuanto a la cirugía reconstructiva de la mano con quemaduras eléctricas es escasa, pero es fundamental en la fase aguda establecer un plan quirúrgico y una cobertura estable de estos frecuentes defectos en mano y muñeca. Pacientes y Método. Empleamos el colgajo fasciocutáneo dorsal ulnar en 3 pacientes con defectos cutáneos en muñeca secundarios a quemaduras eléctricas de alto voltaje, durante la fase aguda de estas lesiones. Resultados. Obtuvimos en todos los casos una cobertura estable y de alta calidad y sin registrar complicaciones relacionadas con el colgajo o con la zona donante. Conclusiones. Debido a la constancia de su pedículo, la rapidez y seguridad de su disección y la preservación de ambos ejes arteriales, el colgajo fasciocutáneo dorsal ulnar es una herramienta de primer uso en la cobertura de los defectos de la mano y de la muñeca tras quemaduras eléctricas de alto voltaje.

  4. The 2.5 mm PushLock suture anchor system versus a traditional suture anchor for ulnar collateral ligament injuries of the thumb: a biomechanical study.

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    Jarrett, C D; McGillivary, G R; Hutton, W C

    2010-02-01

    We compared the biomechanical strength of the 2.5 mm PushLock suture anchor with a traditional Bio-SutureTak suture anchor in repair of ulnar collateral ligament injuries. Iatrogenic ulnar collateral ligament injuries in 18 cadaveric thumbs were repaired and used to test for load to failure and cyclic loading. The average force required to generate a 2 mm gap was 7.7 N for the 2.5 mm PushLock and 6.3 N for the Bio-SutureTak (p = 0.04). The ultimate load to failure was 28.0 N for the 2.5 mm PushLock and 18.8 N for the Bio-SutureTak (p = 0.16). There were no statistical differences between the two suture anchors under cyclic loading. The 2.5 mm PushLock suture anchor provides significantly stronger resistance to 2 mm gap formation at the repair site and is less likely to fail at the suture-ligament interface. However, there was no difference in the load to failure between the two suture anchors.

  5. Effect of elbow flexion angles on stress distribution of the proximal ulnar and radius bones under a vertical load: measurement using resistance strain gauges.

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    Rao, Zhi-Tao; Yuan, Feng; Li, Bing; Ma, Ning

    2014-07-31

    This study aimed to explore the surface stress at the proximal ends of the ulna and radius at different elbow flexion angles using the resistance strain method. Eight fresh adult cadaveric elbows were tested. The forearms were fixed in a neutral position. Axial load increment experiments were conducted at four different elbow flexion angles (0°, 15°, 30°, and 45°). Surface stain was measured at six sites (tip, middle, and base of the coronoid process; back ulnar notch; olecranon; and anterolateral margin of the radial head). With the exception of the ulnar olecranon, the load-stress curves at each measurement site showed an approximately linear relationship under the four working conditions studied. At a vertical load of 500 N, the greatest stress occurred at the middle of the coronoid process when the elbow flexion angles were 0° and 15°. When the flexion angles were 30° and 45°, the greatest stress occurred at the base of the coronoid process. The stress on the radial head was higher than those at the measurement sites of the proximal end of the ulna. The resistance strain method for measuring elbow joint surface stress benefits biomechanics research on the elbow joint. Elbow joint surface stress distributions vary according to different elbow flexion angles.

  6. Clinical application of little finger ulnar palmar artery perforator flaps%小指尺掌侧动脉穿支皮瓣的临床应用

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    林涧; 郑和平; 陆骅; 张天浩; 王之江; 张豪杰

    2014-01-01

    Objective To investigate the feasibility of repairing soft-tissue defects of the fifth phalange and the back of hand with ulnar palmar artery perforator flaps from the little finger.Methods Based on anatomic dissection,the fifth phalange ulnar palmar artery perforator flaps were created and transferred to repair soft-tissue defects at the little finger and the back of hand in 15 cases.Types of injury were stamping injury in 5 cases,planer injury in 4 cases,mechanical crash injury in 3 cases,blast injury in 2 cases,and cicatrical contracture following electric burn in 1 case.Injury involved in the palmar aspect near the middle segment of fifth phalange in 4 cases,dorsal aspect near the middle segment of fifth phalange in 6 cases,ulnar mesiodistal of the back of hand in 3 cases,and distal ulnar palmar aspect of hands in 2 cases.There were 6 patients wounded in left hands and 9 patients wounded in right hands.Results All flaps survived and all wounds healed by first intention.At the follow-up of 2-18 months,the flaps resurfaced the soft-tissue defects with good color and texture match and the maintenance of contour and function of donor and recipient sites were satisfactory.Conclusion The fifth phalange ulnar palmar artery perforator flap,as it has advantages of constant perforator vessels,rich blood supply and good texture and can be operated safely and easily,is considered an ideal treatment choice in repairing softtissue defects of the fifth phalange and the back of hand.%目的 探讨应用小指尺掌侧动脉穿支皮瓣修复手背、小指皮肤缺损的可行性.方法 根据术式解剖学基础,在手背尺侧设计并切取小指尺掌侧动脉穿支皮瓣移位修复手背、小指创面15例.致伤原因:冲床冲压伤5例,电刨伤4例,机器压砸伤3例,爆炸伤2例,电烧伤后瘢痕挛缩1例.损伤部位:小指近中节掌侧皮肤缺损4例,小指近中节背侧皮肤缺损6例,手背中远段尺侧皮肤缺损3例,

  7. Avaliação do bloqueio neuromuscular residual e da recurarização tardia na sala de recuperação pós-anestésica Evaluación del bloqueo neuromuscular residual y de la recurarización tardia en la sala de recuperación pós-anestésica Evaluation of residual neuromuscular block and late recurarization in the post-anesthetic care unit

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    Maria Cristina Simões de Almeida

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    fase de recuperação, quando foi usada a neostigmina não se seguiu de "recurarização", sugerindo que esse fenômeno não tenha significado clínico quando o paciente não apresenta sinais de falência de órgãos ou comorbidades que alteram a transmissão neuromuscular.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: El bloqueo neuromuscular residual altera la patencia de las vías aéreas aumentando el riesgo de graves complicaciones en el pós-operatorio. En los pacientes que reciben el anticolinesterásico, la transmisión neuromuscular es incrementada por el acumulo de acetilcolina en la placa motora, más que, una vez concluido el efecto de la neostigmina, teoricamente es posible una "recurarización", visto que el agente antagonista no desloca el bloqueador neuromuscular de su local de acción. Fue objetivo de este trabajo cuantificar el grado de parálisis residual en la Sala de Recuperación Pós-Anestésica (SRPA y averiguar si los pacientes que recibieron neostigmina presentan fenómeno de "recurarización" tardia. MÉTODO: Fueron estudiados en la SRPA 119 pacientes adultos que recibieron bloqueadores neuromusculares para diferentes tipos de procedimientos. Al llegar a la SRPA, la transmisión neuromuscular fue cuantificada a través de un monitor por método acelerográfico. Los electrodos estimuladores fueron instalados en el trayecto del nervio ulnar en el puño, y se utilizó la secuencia de 4 estímulos, con corrientes de 30 mA, en la periodicidad de 15 hasta 120 minutos. En esta pesquisa se consideró como residuo de bloqueo neuromuscular una relación T4/T1 abajo de 0,9. En el tiempo de permanencia de la SRPA fueron igualmente registrados los síntomas clínicos sugestivos de bloqueo neuromuscular residual y aferidos los señales vitales. Para análisis estadística fueron utilizadas medidas descriptivas tales como media y frecuencia absoluta. RESULTADOS: Los pacientes que recibieron pancuronio presentaron mayor incidencia de residuo de bloqueo neuromuscular

  8. A study of the effects of anomalous innervation on the diagnosis of median or ulnar nerve injury%异位支配对正中神经尺神经损伤诊断影响的研究

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    黎鸣; 李归宿; 林敏婷

    2009-01-01

    Objective To study the effects on the diagnosis of median or ulnar nerve injury by the presence of anomalous anastomosis between median and ulnar nerves in the forearm and the palm of the hand, including the anastomosis from median nerve in the forearm to the ulnar nerve (Martin-Gruber anastomosis, MGA), the anastomosis from ulnar nerve in the forearm to the median nerve(reversed Martin-Gruber anastomosis, RMGA), and the anastomosis from median nerve in the palm of the hand to the ulnar nerve (Riche-Cannieu anastomosis, RCA). Methods An 160 cases of median or ulnar nerve injury with the presence of anomalous anastomosis were assigned to three groups: 65 cases of ulnar nerve lesion with MGA, 8 cases of median nerve lesion with RMGA, and 87 cases of median nerve lesion with RCA. The anatomical bases, clinical manifestations, electrophysiological data and diagnosis were discussed. Results In the case of median or ulnar nerve lesion, the function of the muscle which was controlled by the injured nerve can be compensated due to the existence of the anomalous anastomosis. This could result in discrepancy between the clinical symptoms and the degree of nerve lesion and electrophysiological findings. Conclusion Thorough understanding of the characteristics of these three types of anomalous innervation between median and ulnar nerves is crucial to the clinical diagnosis and treatment of median or ulnar nerve injuries, as well as to the correct interpretation of the electrophysiological data.%目的 了解正中神经和尺神经之间交通支的存在对前臂这两条神经损伤诊断的影响,前臂正中神经至尺神经的交通支(Martin-Gruber anastomosis,MGA)、前臂尺神经至正中神经的交通支(reversed Martin-Gruber anastomosis,RMGA)和手部尺神经至正中神经的交通支(Riche-Cannieu anastomosis,RCA).方法 将160例正中神经或尺神经损伤合并存在异常交通支的患者分为三组:尺神经损伤并MGA组65

  9. Determinação da velocidade de condução nervosa motora dos nervos radial e ulnar de cães clinicamente sadios Determination of the motor nerve conduction velocity of the radial and ulnar nerves in clinically normal dogs

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    M.M. Feitosa

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo a padronização dos valores de referência de velocidade de condução nervosa motora dos nervos radial e ulnar em cães clinicamente sadios. Para tanto, foram utilizados 30 cães, 11 machos e 19 fêmeas, sem raça definida, com idade entre dois e seis anos. Os valores médios das medidas do potencial muscular produzidos por meio de estimulação proximal e distal do nervo radial foram, respectivamente: latência inicial, 2,46+0,72ms e 1,58+0,62ms, amplitude de pico a pico, 8,79+2,26mV e 9,52+2,42mV e duração, 2,85+0,76ms e 2,71+0,75ms. Os respectivos valores do nervo ulnar foram: latência inicial, 4,17+0,53ms e 2,67+0,38ms; amplitude de pico a pico, 10,72+2,60mV e 11,72+2,81mV e duração, 2,23+0,38ms e 2,04+0,35ms. Os valores médios das medidas de velocidade de condução nervosa motora dos nervos radial e ulnar foram, respectivamente, 66,18+7,26m/s e 60,50+7,86m/s.The radial and ulnar nerves were examined electrophysiologically in 30 normal mongrel dogs, 11 males and 19 females, aged between two and six years. The proximal and distal evoked muscle potentials of motor stimulation of the radial nerve had an average latency of 2.46+0.72ms and 1.58+0.62ms, an average amplitude of 8.79+2.26mV and 9.52+2.42mV, and an average duration of 2.85+0.76ms and 2.71+0.75ms, respectively. The proximal and distal evoked muscle potentials of motor stimulation of the ulnar nerve had an average latency of 4.17+0.53ms and 2.67+0.38ms, an average amplitude of 10.72+2.60mV and 11.72+2.81mV, and an average duration of 2.23+0.38ms and 2.04+0.35ms, respectively. The average motor conduction velocity was 66.18+7.26m/s for the radial nerve and 60.50+7.86m/s for the ulnar nerve.

  10. Potencial del Agua del suelo

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    Bustamante Heliodoro

    1986-12-01

    Full Text Available La energía potencial del agua presenta diferencias de un punto del suelo a otro; esas diferencias son las que originan el movimiento del agua de acuerdo a la tendencia universal de la materia en el sentido de moverse de donde la energía potencial es mayor a donde dicha energía es menor. En el suelo el agua en consecuencia se mueve hacia donde su energía decrece hasta lograr su estado de equilibrio. Se desprende entonces que la cantidad de energía potencial absoluta contenida en el agua, no es importante por sí misma, sino por su relación con la energía en diferentes lugares dentro del suelo. El concepto Potencial de agua del suelo es un criterio para esta energía.

  11. A randomized clinical trial of oral steroids for ulnar neuropathy in type 1 and type 2 leprosy reactions Ensaio clínico sobre o tratamento com esteróides via oral da neuropatia ulnar em reação tipo 1 e tipo 2 da hanseníase

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    José Antonio Garbino

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Steroids regimens in leprosy neuropathies are still controversial in botth types of reactions. METHOD: For this trial, 21 patients with ulnar neuropathy were selected from 163 leprosy patients, 12 with type 1 reaction (T1R and nine with type 2 (T2R. One experimental group started with prednisone 2 mg/kg/day and the control group with 1 mg/kg/day. A clinical score based on tests for spontaneous pain, nerve palpation, sensory and muscle function was used. Neurophysiological evaluation consisted on the motor nerve conduction of the ulnar nerve in three segments. Student "t" test for statistical analysis was applied on the results: before treatment, first week, first month and sixth month, between each regimen and types of reaction. CONCLUSION: In both reactions during the first month higher doses of steroids produced better results but, earlier treatment with lower dose was as effective. Short periods of steroid, 1 mg/Kg/day at the beginning and,tapering to 0,5 mg/Kg/day or less in one month turned out to be efficient in T2R.INTRODUÇÃO: O tratamento da neuropatia da hanseníase com esteróides é ainda controverso nos dois tipos de reações. MÉTODO: Neste ensaio, de 163 pacientes foram selecionados 21 com neuropatia ulnar, 12 com reação tipo 1 e 9 com tipo 2. Um grupo experimental iniciou com 2 mg/kg/dia e o grupo controle com 1 mg/kg/dia. Foi composto um escore clínico pela avaliação da sensação dolorosa espontânea, palpação de nervos e funções sensitiva e motora. Realizou-se a condução nervosa motora do nervo ulnar em três segmentos. Aplicaram-se os estudos estatísticos com o teste t de Student nos resultados: antes do tratamento, primeira semana, primeiro mês e sexto mês. CONCLUSÃO: Em ambas as reações dosagens mais elevadas iniciais produziram melhores resultados, mas a dose menor quando administrada precocemente foi igualmente efetiva. Períodos curtos com doses efetivas, 1 mg/Kg/dia no início e reduzindo

  12. Avulsão do plexo braquial em cães - 3: eletroneuroestimulação dos nervos radial, mediano, ulnar e musculocutâneo Brachial plexus avulsion in dogs - 3: electroneurostimulation of radial, median, ulnar and musculocutaneous nerves

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    Mônica Vicky Bahr Arias

    1997-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi relacionar os aspectos clínicos, neurológicos e histopatológicos (descritos nas partes l e 2 deste trabalho com os resultados obtidos após estimulação elétrica dos nervos radiai, mediano, ulnar e musculocutâneo. Realizou-se a estimulação elétrica destes nervos durante o ato cirúrgico no qual foram coletados os fascículos para histopatolo gia. Os nervos radial, mediano e ulnar de todos os cães submetidos à eletroneuroestimulação apresentaram evidências de degenera- ção. enquanto que o nervo musculocutâneo apresentava função próxima do normal em 25% dos casos. A associação dos resultados do exame neurológico, da histologia e da eletroneuroestimulação sugeriu envolvimento quase que total das raízes do plexo braquial, enfatizando a necessidade de continuidade de pesquisas na área, visando principalmente a recuperação das raízes nervosas envolvidas.The purpose ofthis work was to relate lhe clinicai, neurological and histopathotogical aspects (as described in the sections I and 2 ofthis work with the obtained results after the electric stimulation of radial, median, ulnar and musculocutaneous nerrves. The electric stimulation of these nerves was realized during the cirurgic act, when the fascicle were obtained for the histopathologic examination. The radial, median and ulnar nerves of ali dogs submitted to electroneurostimulation presented evidences of degeneration, while the musculocutaneous nerve present almost normal functions in 25% of the cases. The interpretation ofthe results obtained from neurologic, histologic and electroneurostimulation examination suggested the almost total involvement of brachial plexus in ali cases. This work emphasized the need for further research in this área with lhe main purpose of recuperating the involved roots.

  13. Resultado da neurotização do nervo ulnar para o músculo bíceps braquial na lesão do plexo braquial Results of ulnar nerve neurotization to brachial biceps muscle in brachial plexus injury

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    Marcelo Rosa de Rezende

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar de forma crítica os fatores que influenciam os resultados da neurotização do nervo ulnar no ramo motor do músculo bíceps braquial, visando a restauração da flexão do cotovelo em pacientes com lesão do plexo braquial. MÉTODOS: 19 pacientes, 18 homens e uma mulher, com idade média de 28,7 anos foram avaliados entre fevereiro de 2003 e maio de 2007. Oito pacientes apresentavam lesão das raízes C5-C6 e 11, das raízes C5-C6-C7. O intervalo de tempo médio entre a injúria e o tratamento cirúrgico foi 7,5 meses. Quatro pacientes apresentavam fraturas cervicais associadas à lesão do plexo braquial. O seguimento pós-operatório foi de 15,7 meses. RESULTADO: Oito pacientes recuperaram força de flexão do cotovelo MRC grau 4; dois, MRC grau 3 e nove, MRC OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the factors influencing the results of ulnar nerve neurotization at the motor branch of the brachial biceps muscle, aiming at the restoration of elbow flexion in patients with brachial plexus injury. METHODS: 19 patients, with 18 men and 1 woman, mean age 28.7 years. Eight patients had injury to roots C5-C6 and 11, to roots C5-C6-C7. The average time interval between injury and surgery was 7.5 months. Four patients had cervical fractures associated with brachial plexus injury. The postoperative follow-up was 15.7 months. RESULTS: Eight patients recovered elbow flexion strength MRC grade 4; two, MRC grade 3 and nine, MRC <3. There was no impairment of the previous ulnar nerve function. CONCLUSION: The surgical results of ulnar nerve neurotization at the motor branch of brachial biceps muscle are dependent on the interval between brachial plexus injury and surgical treatment, the presence of associated fractures of the cervical spine and occipital condyle, residual function of the C8-T1 roots after the injury and the involvement of the C7 root. Signs of reinnervation manifested up to 3 months after surgery showed better results in the long term

  14. Eficacia de la radiofrecuencia convencional de geniculados para el tratamiento del dolor en gonartrosis moderada-severa

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    I. Ramírez Ogalla

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: la artrosis de rodilla o gonartrosis es una de las patologías articulares más comunes y extendidas en la edad avanzada, que se caracteriza, entre otros, por ocasionar dolor, rigidez e incapacidad funcional en un gran número de casos dificultando las actividades de la vida diaria. Objetivo: nuestro objetivo consistió en evaluar la eficacia del tratamiento con radiofrecuencia convencional de nervios geniculados en pacientes con gonartrosis rebelde a medidas conservadoras, en relación al dolor y mejoría de la rigidez y mejorar la funcionalidad, así como registrar los efectos adversos de la técnica en la gonartrosis. Como objetivo secundario nos planteamos valorar la reducción en el consumo de fármacos antiálgicos, así como la satisfacción de los pacientes tras esta nueva posibilidad terapéutica. Material y métodos: estudio prospectivo no controlado a una serie de pacientes con dolor moderado a severo por artrosis de rodilla a los que se realizó radiofrecuencia convencional de nervios geniculados de la rodilla. La medición del dolor se realizó mediante escala visual analógica (EVA basal, al mes, a los 3 y a los 6 meses, y para la evaluación de la función se aplicó el cuestionario de Ontario McMaster Universidades Western (WOMAC a los 3 y 6 meses tras el tratamiento. La respuesta al tratamiento se definió como ≥ 50 % de disminución de la EVA del dolor. Así mismo se registró el grado de satisfacción de los pacientes con la técnica. Resultados: se incluyeron 16 pacientes remitidos a nuestra Unidad con el diagnóstico de gonartrosis con dolor de más 3 meses de evolución, una intensidad del dolor medida mediante la escala VAS ≥ 5 y escala radiológica de severidad de Kellgren-Lawrence 3-4, en los que habían fracasado tratamientos anteriores. Se encontraron diferencias estadísticamente significativas en el valor del EVA inicial 7 (6-8 y el valor al mes 3,5 (1-6, tres 3,3 (1-7 y seis meses 3,37 (1-8 (p = 0

  15. Segmentación de imágenes de resonancia magnética en contraste de fase para el estudio de la dinámica del líquido cefalorraquídeo perimedular

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    Bouzerar R

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available La imagen de resonancia magnética en contraste de fase permite estudiar la dinámica del líquido cefalorraquídeo (LCR perimedular de manera cuantitativa. Sin embargo la anatomía propia del espacio subaracnoideo dificulta la segmentación del LCR debido a la presencia de estructuras vasculares y nervios raquídeos. El objetivo de este trabajo es describir un método de segmentación semiautomático para el estudio de la dinámica del LCR perimedular. El proceso se inicializa con un punto semilla dentro de la región a analizar. El algoritmo crea un mapa de correlación, calcula un valor de umbral y clasifica píxeles de LCR combinando diversas características temporales del comportamiento del flujo como atributos de entrada a un algoritmo k-medias. Un observador llevó a cabo 10 veces la segmentación en 5 sujetos sanos y se calculó el volumen por ciclo y el área en el espacio perimedular C2C3. Las variaciones de las medidas fueron evaluadas como una estimación de la reproducibilidad del método. Para esto se calculó el coeficiente de variación. La variabilidad de las medidas fue menor del 5%. El método facilita la cuantificación del LCR perimedular. En 16 sujetos sanos se cuantificó el volumen por ciclo de LCR y el área en el espacio C2C3 y cisterna prepontina.

  16. Nerve damage in leprosy: An electrophysiological evaluation of ulnar and median nerves in patients with clinical neural deficits: A pilot study.

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    Kar, Sumit; Krishnan, Ajay; Singh, Neha; Singh, Ramji; Pawar, Sachin

    2013-04-01

    Leprosy involves peripheral nerves sooner or later in the course of the disease leading to gross deformities and disabilities. Sadly, by the time it becomes clinically apparent, the nerve damage is already quite advanced. However, if the preclinical damage is detected early in the course of disease, it can be prevented to a large extent. We conducted an electrophysiological pilot study on 10 patients with clinically manifest leprosy, in the Dermatology Department of Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram. This study was done to assess the nerve conduction velocity, amplitude and latency of ulnar and median nerves. We found reduced conduction velocities besides changes in latency and amplitude in the affected nerves. Changes in sensory nerve conduction were more pronounced. Also, sensory latencies and amplitude changes were more severe than motor latencies and amplitude in those presenting with muscle palsies. However, further studies are going on to identify parameters to detect early nerve damage in leprosy.

  17. Ipsilateral vascularised ulnar transposition autograft for limb-sparing surgery of the distal radius in 2 dogs with osteosarcoma : clinical communication

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    G.S. Irvine-Smith

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Canine osteosarcoma is the most commonly diagnosed primary bone tumour in the dog, affecting mainly large and giant breed dogs with the predilection site being the metaphysis of long bones, specifically the distal radius, proximal humerus, distal femur and proximal tibia and fibula. Treatment options are either palliative or curative intent therapy, the latter limb amputation or limb-sparing surgery together with chemotherapy. This article describes the use of an ipsilateral vascularised ulnar transposition autograft as well as chemotherapy in 2 dogs with osteosarcoma of the distal radius. Both dogs showed minimal complications with the technique and both survived over 381 days following the surgery. Complications seen were loosening of the screws and osteomyelitis. The procedure was well tolerated with excellent limb use. This technique is indicated for use in cases with small tumour size that have not broken through the bone cortex.

  18. Facilitation from hand muscles innervated by the ulnar nerve to the extensor carpi radialis motoneurone pool in humans: a study with an electromyogram-averaging technique.

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    Suzuki, Katsuhiko; Ogawa, Keiichi; Sato, Toshiaki; Nakano, Haruki; Fujii, Hiromi; Shindo, Masaomi; Naito, Akira

    2012-10-01

    Effects of low-threshold afferents of hand muscles innervated by the ulnar nerve on an excitability of the extensor carpi radialis (ECR) motoneurone pool in humans were examined using an electromyogram-averaging (EMG-A) technique. Changes of EMG-A of ECR exhibiting 10% of the maximum contraction by electrical stimulation to the ulnar nerve at the wrist (ES-UN) and mechanical stimulation to the hypothenar muscles (MS-HTM) and first dorsal interosseus (MS-FDI) were evaluated in eight normal human subjects. The ES-UN with the intensity immediately below the motor threshold and MS-HTM and -FDI with the intensity below the threshold of the tendon(T)-reflex were delivered. Early and significant peaks in EMG-A were produced by ES-UN, MS-HTM, and MS-FDI in eight of eight subjects. The mean amplitudes of the peaks by ES-UN, MS-HTM, and MS-FDI were, respectively, 121.9%, 139.3%, and 149.9% of the control EMG (100%). The difference between latencies of the peaks by ES-UN and MS-HTM, and ES-UN and MS-FDI was almost equivalent to that of the Hoffmann(H)- and T-reflexes of HTM and FDI, respectively. The peaks by ES-UN, MS-HTM, and MS-FDI diminished with tonic vibration stimulation (TVS) to HTM and FDI, respectively. These findings suggest that group Ia afferents of the hand muscles facilitate the ECR motoneurone pool.

  19. Delayed presentation of fracture of lateral condyle of humerus in pediatric age group treated by ORIF and ulnar peg grafting: A case series

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    Nishikant Kumar

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Fractures of lateral condyle of humerus in pediatric age group, the most common being distal humerus epiphyseal injury, are commonly associated with delayed presentation to terminal health care providers. Reasons accounted might be at every level, right from the patient to the physician. In the backdrop of existing disputed treatment strategy operative v/s non-operative treatment of fractures having more than 3-week duration of injury, same were treated by open reduction and k wire fixation using ulnar peg graft. Final functional result was evaluated with longest follow up of over 1 year. Materials and Methods: Twenty children having fracture of lateral condyle of humerus with duration of trauma more than 3 week were included in the prospective study. Age ranged from 5 years to 15 years. Average age was 8 years. Among the 20 patients, 8 were male and 12 were female. Average time of presentation was after 5 weeks of injury. Seven patients had milch type 1 injury and 13 patients had milch type II injury. All patients were treated by open reduction and internal fixation using k wires and ulnar peg graft. The follow-up period was over 1 year. Result: Results were evaluated using radiograph, and functional results were evaluated using the Liverpool elbow scoring system. In the present series, all fractures united with 92% excellent, 5% good, and 3% poor results. Poor results were associated with greater displacement of fracture, prior repeated attempts of close reduction, and history of massage. Conclusion: Being an epiphyseal injury and a common occurrence, fracture of lateral condyle of humerus in pediatric age group are commonly maltreated, with error contributed right from parents to even physician. Common reasons of delayed presentation are ignorance on parents′ side, malpractice by some bone-setters, poorly done radiograph, inaccurate radiographic interpretation by the physician, and poor selection of treatment methods.

  20. Nerve sheath tumor, benign neurogenic slow-growing solitary neurilemmoma of the left ulnar nerve: A case and review of literature

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    Martin Andra Elena

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper represent a report of a case with ulnar nerve schwannoma (neurilemmoma, benign neurogenic slow-growing, tumors originating from Schwann cells along the course of a nerve (1 (2 (3. Schwannomas are the most common tumors of the peripheral nerves which occur in the adults (0.8–2% (5. Usually they progress slowly and so they can remain painless swellings for a few years before other symptoms appear. Most of these lesions could be diagnosed clinically, are mobile in the longitudinal plane along the course of the involved nerve but not in the transverse plane (7. EMG, MRI, and ultrasonography are useful tools in the diagnosis. The definitive treatment of benign peripheral nerve schwannomatosis is complete enucleation of the tumor mass without damaging the intact nerve fascicles followed by confirmatory hystopathological examination (12. We present the case of a 62 years old right hand-dominant female who notice a slow increasing bulge over the inner aspect of her distal volar left forearm superior to the wrist, for a longer period of time not exactly specified; this was tracked and associated by pain, tingling and numbness over inner one and half fingers of her left hand in progress until the presentations. A diagnosis of soft-tissue tumor was presumed clinically. The other investigations were ultrasonography (US, nerve conduction studies (NCSs such as sensory nerve action potential (SNAP and compound muscle action potential (CMAP. In this case IRM was suggestive of a benign growth in her left ulnar nerve in the forearm region. Microsurgical techniques were used for ample enucleation of the tumor the distal volar left forearm. Subsequent histopathological examination confirmed the presumed diagnosis of a benign cellular schwannoma. At her last follow-up one month after surgery, the patient was neurological gradually improving sensory and motor function and she is highly satisfied with the results of surgery.

  1. Potencial del agua del suelo

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    Bustamante Heliodoro

    2012-01-01

    La energía potencial del agua presenta diferencias de un punto del suelo a otro; esas diferencias son las que originan el movimiento del agua de acuerdo a la tendencia universal de la materia en el sentido de moverse de donde la energía potencial es mayor a donde dicha energía es menor. En el suelo el agua en consecuencia se mueve hacia donde su energía decrece hasta lograr su estado de equilibrio. Se desprende entonces que la cantidad de energía potencial absoluta contenida en el agua, no es...

  2. 腕管综合征与尺神经腕部卡压相关性的神经电生理学分析%Electrophysiological analysis of relationship between carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar nerve entrapment at wrist

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    刘晓琳; 殷文靖; 盛加根

    2011-01-01

    Objective To investigate the relationship between carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and ulnar nerve entrapment at wrist with neural eleetrophysiological methods. Methods Twenty patients ( 22 wrists) with CTS ( CTS group) and 20 healthy adults (20 wrists) (control group) were selected. Sensory conduction velocity, motor conduction velocity, distal sensory latency and distal motor latency of median nerve and ulnar nerve were measured and compared between two groups, and the differences in distal sensory latency between median nerve and ulnar nerve were calculated and compared between groups. Pearson correlation analysis was performed between sensory conduction velocity of median nerve and that of ulnar nerve in CTS group. Results Compared with control group, the sensory conduction velocity and motor conduction velocity of median nerve and the sensory conduction velocity of ulnar nerve were slower ( P 0.05). The difference in distal sensory latency between median nerve and ulnar nerve in CTS group was significantly larger than that in control group ( P < 0.05). Pearson correlation analysis revealed that the sensory conduction velocity of median nerve was significantly positively related to that of ulnar nerve in CTS group (r = 0. 802, P = 0.002). Conclusion There is correlation between CTS and ulnar nerve entrapment at wrist, and ulnar nerve entrapment at wrist should be attached great importance when dealing with patients with CTS.%目的 采用神经电生理学方法探讨腕管综合征(CTS)与尺神经腕部卡压的相关性.方法 选择20例(22腕)CTS患者(CTS组)和20名(20腕)健康成年志愿者(对照组),测量并比较两组正中神经和尺神经感觉传导速度、运动传导速度、感觉远端潜伏期和运动远端潜伏期,计算并比较正中神经与尺神经感觉远端潜伏期差值,对CTS组正中神经与尺神经感觉传导速度行Pearson相关分析.结果 与对照组比较,CTS组正中神经感觉和运动传导速度及尺神经

  3. del alcoholismo

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    Rodrigo Arias Duque

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Desde el punto de vista farmacológico, es importante comprender qué es el alcohol y cómo actúa en el organismo. No existe una causa simple, sino una interacción complicada de factores neuroquímicos, fisiológicos, psicológicos y sociales que originan y desarrollan esta grave enfermedad fármaco-dependiente. La acción psicofisiológica y farmacodinámica del alcohol es fundamentalmente depresiva, por la reducción de la transmisión sináptica en el sistema nervioso humano. Es un hecho conocido que el consumo excesivo de alcohol causa una disfunción aguda y crónica del cerebro, produciendo trastornos en el sistema nervioso central, presentando alteraciones en la memoria y en las funciones intelectuales como cálculo, comprensión y aprendizaje. A nivel hepático tiene lugar, en su mayoría, el metabolismo del alcohol, produciéndose un hígado graso alcohólico, aumentando el tamaño, terminando en necrosis e inflamación grave del hígado; esto se llama hepatitis alcohólica, y si se sigue consumiendo alcohol se desarrollará la cirrosis. El alcohol también ha estado relacionado con alteraciones del miocardio; se ha constatado en animales de experimentación sanos que tanto la velocidad de contracción del músculo cardiaco y su máxima tensión disminuyen en presencia del alcohol, como consecuencia, la fuerza de cada contracción y el aumento de presión en el ventrículo izquierdo son menores, perdiendo eficacia el corazón como bomba.

  4. Una nueva especie de Pristimantis (Anura: Craugastoridae del corredor ecológico Llangantes-Sangay, Andes de Ecuador

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    Juan Pablo Reyes-Puig

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    Full Text Available Describimos una nueva especie de Pristimantis conocida del bosque nublado de las estribaciones orientales de los Andes centrales de Ecuador. La nueva especie se caracteriza por tener un distintivo patrón de manchas irregulares blancas sobre el vientre negro, dorso verde, tubérculos cónicos en el párpado, tubérculo interorbital, e hilera de tubérculos ulnares y tarsales. Esfuerzos por conservar esta especie se han cristalizado en dos áreas protegidas dentro del corredor Llanganates Sangay, un punto caliente de diversidad que resguarda poblaciones de ranas endémicas y todavía desconocidas.

  5. Bloqueos nerviosos periféricos de la extremidad inferior para analgesia postoperatoria y tratamiento del dolor crónico Lower limb continuous peripheral nerve blocks for postoperative analgesia and chronic pain

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    V. Domingo

    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available Existe un interés creciente por la realización de los bloqueos de nervio periférico (BNP debido a sus potenciales beneficios como los concernientes a las interacciones de los fármacos anticoagulantes y los bloqueos neuroaxiales. Los BNP de la extremidad inferior, y sobre todo, los bloqueos periféricos del nervio ciático son el pariente pobre de las técnicas de anestesia regional y, en general, son poco conocidos y por tanto poco utilizados. En este artículo se realiza una revisión de los bloqueos del plexo lumbosacro, realizando especial énfasis en los bloqueos continuos mediante catéteres para analgesia postoperatoria y para el tratamiento del dolor crónico. La utilización de anestésicos locales de larga duración de acción, asociada a un escaso bloqueo motor, como es el caso de la ropivacaína, nos permite combinar técnicas de punción única para conseguir una adecuada analgesia intraoperatoria, con las técnicas de perfusión continua para analgesia postoperatoria. Es necesario un conocimiento anatómico preciso, así como de los territorios cutáneos de inervación de las ramas del plexo lumbosacro, para la realización de estas técnicas de bloqueo. La introducción de diferentes técnicas de imagen, fundamentalmente la ultrasonografía, para la localización de las estructuras nerviosas, facilita la realización de estos bloqueos y disminuye el riesgo de lesiones de los órganos adyacentes. La realización de los bloqueos continuos de nervio periférico ofrece el beneficio de una analgesia postoperatoria prolongada, con menores efectos adversos, mayor grado de satisfacción del paciente, y una recuperación funcional más rápida después de la cirugía.There is increasing interest in peripheral nerve blocks (PNB because of potential benefits relative to interactions of anticoagulants and central neuraxial techniques. Among all the regional anesthesia procedures, PNB of the lower limb, and specially sciatic nerve block

  6. Tratamento da síndrome do túnel ulnar pela técnica da epicondilectomia parcial medial do cotovelo Treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome using the technique of medial partial epicondylectomy of the elbow

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    Marcio Eduardo de Melo Viveiros

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisamos retrospectivamente os resultados de 21 casos de síndrome cubital tratados cirurgicamente com a técnica da epicondilectomia parcial medial. MÉTODOS: No período de fevereiro de 2001 a outubro de 2006, 21 pacientes com síndrome do canal cubital foram tratados pela técnica da epicondilectomia parcial medial do cotovelo associada à neurólise do nervo ulnar. Destes, 12 (57,1% eram do sexo masculino. O lado direito foi o acometido em 15 (71,4% pacientes. A média da idade dos pacientes foi de 51,6 anos. Pela graduação de McGowan, seis (28,6% pacientes encontravam-se no grau I, 11 (52,3%, no grau II e quatro (19,1%, no grau III do período pré-operatório. RESULTADOS: O tempo médio de acompanhamento pós-operatório foi de 25,7 meses. No pós-operatório, os pacientes foram avaliados conforme a escala de pontos de Bishop, sendo que nove (42,8% apresentavam resultados excelentes, sete (33,3%, bons, três (14,2%, regulares e dois (9,5%, ruins. Nesta série, não se encontraram como complicações a instabilidade em valgo residual, a lesão permanente do nervo ulnar, a recidiva da compressão ou a subluxação do nervo ulnar. As complicações encontradas foram perda do arco de movimento em um (4,7% caso, infecção superficial em um (4,7% e um (4,7% com dor residual. CONCLUSÃO: Os resultados apresentados permitem concluir que a epicondilectomia parcial medial do cotovelo associada à neurólise do nervo ulnar é eficiente e segura para o tratamento da síndrome do canal cubital.OBJECTIVE: The authors made a retrospective analysis of the results of 21 cases of cubital syndrome that were surgically treated with the partial medial epicondylectomy. METHODS: From February 2001 to October 2006, 21 patients with cubital tunnel syndrome were treated with the technique of elbow partial medial epicondylectomy associated to neurolysis of the ulnar nerve. Of these patients, 12 (57.1% were male. The right side was involved in 15 (71

  7. TFCC损伤导致腕尺侧痛的解剖学研究及其意义%Ulnar wrist pain induced byTFCC injurie:anatomy and its significance

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    张锋磊; 刘志刚; 陈雷

    2011-01-01

    Objective To investigate anatomic features of TFCC (Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex) structure, for surgical treating of ulnar wrist pain induced by TFCC injuries. Methods 30 adult cadaveric wrist specimens were involved in this study. The innervation of ulnar carpal soft tissues and TFCC was observed. Structure, origin and attachment of the ligaments around TFC were also studied. Results (l)The ligaments around TFC included ulnounate ligament, ulnotriquetrum ligament, both attached to the volar side of the corresponding carpal bones, collateral ulnar ligament, distal radioulnar ligament, radioulnar triquetral ligament and the sheath of the extensor carpi ulnaris. In addition, dorsal ulnounate ligament and dorsal ulnotriquetrum ligament could be found. (2) The innervation of ulnar carpal soft tissues and TFCC was from the branches of ulnar nerve. Conclusions The ulnounate and ulnotriquetrum ligaments attach to both volar and dorsal side of corresponding carpal bones. The innervation of ulnar carpal soft tissues and TFCC is from dorsal branches of ulnar nerve. Ulnar wrist pain can be treated by the selected enervation.%目的 研究TFCC的解剖构成,明确TFC周围韧带的组成及神经分布,为开展支配神经切除术治疗腕尺侧痛的术式奠定基础.方法 对30例成年男性腕关节标本进行解剖,首先观察腕尺侧组织及TFCC的神经支配,之后观察TFC周围韧带的组成及起止.结果 (1)TFCC的韧带组成除包括国内外报道的尺月韧带、尺三角韧带(均抵止于对应腕骨掌侧)、桡尺骨远端韧带、尺侧副韧带、尺侧腕伸肌腱鞘之外,还包括新观察到的尺月、尺三角背侧韧带.(2)腕尺侧及TFCC的神经支配主要来自于尺神经手背支的腕关节支.结论 (1) TFCC的尺月、尺三角韧带不仅止于对应腕骨的掌侧,同时也发出纤维抵止于对应腕骨的背侧.(2)腕尺侧及TFCC的神经支配主要来自于尺神经手背支的腕关节支,因此TFCC或尺神

  8. Trabajos de la "sociedad de estudios de patología quirúrgica": fisiología del dolor: modo como se produce el dolor

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    Vasco Gutiérrez, José

    2011-01-01

    ¿Cómo se produce el dolor? Ya desde este momento hayvariedad de opiniones: quiénes afirman que es producido porexcitación de fibras periféricas especiales; cuáles aseguran quees causado por la excitación de todos los nervios sensibles, yaun por sensoriales, según la opinión de algunos fisiólogos;otros dicen, como Adriano, que la sensación dolorosa es transmitida por ciertos nervios especiales llamados por él nervios doloríficos.

  9. Culturas del Mundo

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    Benwell, Ann Fenger; Costa, Alberto; Waehle, Espen

    2006-01-01

    ’Culturas del mundo. Colecciones del Museo Nacional de Dinamarca’ with Ann Fenger Benwell in Culturas del Mundo. Colecciones del Museo Nacional de Dinamarca, ed. Silvia Sauquet, Fundación "la Caixa", Barcelona 2006, pp. 31-39......’Culturas del mundo. Colecciones del Museo Nacional de Dinamarca’ with Ann Fenger Benwell in Culturas del Mundo. Colecciones del Museo Nacional de Dinamarca, ed. Silvia Sauquet, Fundación "la Caixa", Barcelona 2006, pp. 31-39...

  10. Influência da nifedipina no bloqueio neuromuscular produzido pelo atracúrio e pelo cisatracúrio: estudo em preparações nervo frênico-diafragma de rato Influencia de la nifedipina en el bloqueo neuromuscular producido por atracurio y cisatracurio: estudio en preparación nervio frénico diafragma de ratón Influence of nifedipine on the neuromuscular block produced by atracurium and cistracurium: study in rat phrenic-diaphragmatic nerve preparation

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    Silmara Rodrigues de Sousa

    2006-04-01

    produzido pelo atracúrio e cisatracúrio. Estudos eletrofisiológicos demonstraram ação pré-sináptica e ausência de ação despolarizante sobre a fibra muscular.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: Los bloqueadores de canales de calcio pueden reaccionar con los bloqueadores neuromusculares potenciando sus efectos. Los estudios sobre esta interacción presentan resultados controvertidos. En algunos estudios estas drogas produjeron el bloqueo neuromuscular, o contractura, o no se observó ningún efecto sobre las respuestas musculares esqueléticas. El estudio evaluó los efectos de la nifedipina sobre la respuesta muscular y su posible relación con los bloqueadores neuromusculares en el diafragma del ratón. MÉTODO: Fueron utilizados 25 ratones, con peso entre 250 y 300 g sacrificadas con anestesia con pentobarbital (40 mg.kg-1 por vía intraperitoneal. La preparación fue montada de acuerdo con la técnica descripta por Bulbring. El diafragma fue mantenido bajo tensión, conectado con un transductor isométrico y sometido a estímulo indirecto de 0,1 Hz de frecuencia. Las contracciones del diafragma fueron registradas en un fisiógrafo. Para la evaluación de los efectos de las drogas en la transmisión neuromuscular, las mismas fueron añadidas aisladamente o asociadas a la preparación en las siguientes concentraciones: nifedipina (4 µg.mL-1; atracurio (20 µg.mL-1; cisatracurio (3 µg.mL-1 . En las preparaciones nervio frénico-diafragma se evaluaron: 1 la amplitud de las respuestas del músculo diafragma al estímulo indirecto, antes y 45 minutos después de la adición de nifedipina y de los bloqueadores neuromusculares aisladamente y después de la asociación de las drogas; 2 los efectos de la nifedipina en los potenciales de la membrana (PM y potenciales de la placa terminal en miniatura (PPTM. RESULTADOS: La nifedipina, cuando empleada aisladamente, no cambió la amplitud de las respuestas musculares, pero aumentó significativamente la actividad bloqueadora

  11. Clinical Application of Skin Flap Pedicled with Dorsal Carpal Branch of Ulnar Artery%尺动脉腕上支皮瓣在手部皮肤缺损中的应用

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    任静; 张金鹏; 范永红; 宋家祥; 张勇; 刘峰; 吕晓峰; 李智; 赵爱彬; 朱明雨; 朱庭标; 顾浩

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      目的:总结应用尺动脉腕上支皮瓣修复手、腕部软组织缺损。方法:对11例手、腕部软组织缺损应用尺动脉腕上支皮瓣修复的治疗进行回顾性分析。结果:除2例皮瓣边缘部分坏死,其余皮瓣全部成活,术后稍显臃肿,功能恢复满意。结论:尺动脉腕上支皮瓣具有取材方便、血供可靠、不牺牲主干血管等优点,是修复手、腕部软组织缺损的理想皮瓣。%Objective:To summary clinical application of skin flap pedicled with dorsal carpal branch of ulnar artery to reconstruct soft tissue defects of hand or wrist.Methods: Surgical outcome of 11 cases of soft tissue defects of hands or wrists which were reconstructed by skin flap pedicled with dorsal carpal branch of ulnar artery were retrospectively analyzed. Results: Good coverage of the defects has been achieved except partial necrosis of flap edge in two cases. The limbs seem to be slightly Bulging after surgery but function well. Conclusion:The major advantage of skin flap pedicled with dorsal carpal branch of ulnar artery should be it’ s easy dissection and reliable blood supply. In the same time, major vascular do not need to be sacrificed. Skin flap pedicled with dorsal carpal branch of ulnar artery might be an ideal choice to reconstruct soft tissue defect of hand or wrist.

  12. Long-term outcome of muscle strength in ulnar and median nerve injury: Comparing manual muscle strength testing, grip and pinch strength dynamometers and a new intrinsic muscle strength dynamometer

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    Schreuders, Ton; Roebroeck, Marij; Jaquet, Jean; Hovius, Steven; Stam, Henk

    2004-01-01

    textabstractObjective: To compare the outcome of muscle strength with manual muscle strength testing grip and pinch strength measurements and a dynamometer which allows for measurements of the intrinsic muscles of the hand in isolation (the Rotterdam Intrinsic Hand Myometer, RIHM). Methods: Thirty-four patients more than 2 years after ulnar and/or median nerve injury. Muscle strength was evaluated using manual muscle strength testing (MMST), grip, pinch and intrinsic muscle strength measureme...

  13. Notalgia paréstesica; el paradigma del prurito neuropático: descripción de seis casos

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    J.M. Gómez-Argüelles

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    Full Text Available La notalgia parestésica es una neuropatía sensitiva crónica caracterizada por cursar con intenso dolor y/o prurito en la zona superior o media de la espalda, típicamente debajo del hombro izquierdo. Suele asociar una zona de hiperpigmentación en el área afectada o cercana a ella. Aunque la etiología no se ha establecido con certeza, se ha intentado explicar por dos motivos, bien por un proceso degenerativo central, o bien por un cuadro de atrapamiento periférico de un nervio en ese ámbito. Aunque no se dispone de un tratamiento estandarizado, se suele tratar como cualquier otro tipo de proceso que curse con dolor o prurito neuropático. Se presenta una serie de seis casos de notalgia parestésica y se realiza una revisión de la literatura, haciendo especial hincapié en las diferentes teorías que intentan dilucidar la fisiopatología de esta entidad.

  14. Algunas consideraciones sobre el efecto del espesor de llanta en la resistencia a la fractura de ruedas dentadas.

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    G. González Rey

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    Full Text Available En transmisiones por engranajes, con ruedas de llantas delgadas trabajando en régimen de carga nominal y con suficiente resistencia a los esfuerzos de flexión en la raíz de los dientes, ha sido observado el surgimiento de grietas por debajo de los dientes que se propagan a través de la llanta con rotura por fractura de la rueda dentada [2]. Las actuales formulaciones de las Normas ISO y AGMA para valorar el esfuerzo máximo resultante en la base de los dientes de las ruedas de engranajes cilíndricos introducen factores modificadores de los esfuerzos (YB y KB para ruedas dentadas con llantas de pequeño espesor. Estudios realizados [3, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17] valoran de forma diferente el factor por adelgazamiento de llanta en dependencia de la geometría de las ruedas y la rigidez conjunta entre llanta y los nervios soporte del núcleo de la rueda dentada. En el presente artículo, se expone un breve resumen del estado del arte sobre el tema, son mostrados y confirma dos resultados derivados de un análisis de la interrelación entre el factor por adelgazamiento de llanta, la razón de espesor relativo de la llanta y la razón de espesor relativo de los nervios del soporte en ruedas dentadas cilíndricas, y otros asociados con la tendencia del límite inferior de la razón de espesor relativo de la llanta en dependencia del número de dientes de la rueda.In thin rimmed gears running with nominal load and sufficient bending stress resistance at the tooth-root, fatigue cracks with propagation through the rims, rather than at the tooth fillet, has been observed [2]. Both the ISO and AGMA standards introduce stress-modifying factors (denominated rim thickness factors YB and KB for the bending stress calculation where the rim thickness is not sufficient to provide full support of the tooth root. However, some different behavior of rim thickness factor depending on gear geometry and the stiffness of both rim and web thickness have been reported [3

  15. Nerve damage in leprosy: An electrophysiological evaluation of ulnar and median nerves in patients with clinical neural deficits: A pilot study

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    Sumit Kar

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background : Leprosy involves peripheral nerves sooner or later in the course of the disease leading to gross deformities and disabilities. Sadly, by the time it becomes clinically apparent, the nerve damage is already quite advanced. However, if the preclinical damage is detected early in the course of disease, it can be prevented to a large extent. Materials and Methods: We conducted an electrophysiological pilot study on 10 patients with clinically manifest leprosy, in the Dermatology Department of Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram. This study was done to assess the nerve conduction velocity, amplitude and latency of ulnar and median nerves. Results and Conclusion: We found reduced conduction velocities besides changes in latency and amplitude in the affected nerves. Changes in sensory nerve conduction were more pronounced. Also, sensory latencies and amplitude changes were more severe than motor latencies and amplitude in those presenting with muscle palsies. However, further studies are going on to identify parameters to detect early nerve damage in leprosy.

  16. Correlation between the elbow flexion and the hand and wrist flexion after neurotization of the fascicles of the ulnar nerve to the motor branch to the biceps

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    Ricardo Boso Escudero

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: Gain in elbow flexion in patients with brachial plexus injury is extremely important. The transfer of a fascicle from the ulnar nerve to the motor branch of the musculocutaneous nerve (Oberlin surgery is a treatment option. However, in some patients, gain in elbow flexion is associated with wrist and finger flexion. This study aimed to assess the frequency of this association and the functional behavior of the limb. METHODS: Case-control study of 18 patients who underwent the Oberlin surgery. Group 1 included patients without disassociation of range of elbow flexion and that of the fingers and wrist; Group 2 included patients in whom this disassociation was present. In the functional evaluation, the Sollerman and DASH tests were used. RESULTS: It was observed that 38.89% of the patients did not present disassociation of elbow flexion with flexion of the wrist and fingers. Despite the existence of a favorable difference in the group with disassociation of the movement, when the Sollerman protocol was applied to the comparison between both groups, this difference was not statistically significant. With the DASH test, however, there was a statistically significant difference in favor of the group of patients who managed to disassociate the movement. CONCLUSION: The association of elbow flexion with flexion of the wrist and fingers, in the group studied, was shown to be a frequent event, which influenced the functional result of the affected limb.

  17. del Norte

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    Heydi Robles

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo muestra los resultados de una investigación sobre la ansiedad causada por el aprendizaje de idiomas. Está centrado en la ansiedad relacionada con la habilidad de producción oral. El objetivo del estudio era identificar los factores externos que producen ansiedad en el desarrollo de la competencia oral en un grupo de estudiantes de Psicología. Para lograr su objetivo, la investigación utilizó diarios, cuestionarios, grabaciones (opiniones personales, presentaciones orales breves y entrevistas. Con respecto de los factores externos que producen ansiedad en relación con las actividades, los resultados muestran que todas las actividades orales producen un alto grado de ansiedades en los estudiantes, especialmente las actividades no programadas. También muestran una falta de participación en clase con un fuerte rechazo a las actividades orales. Entre las posibles causas de reticencia puede estar el hecho de que los estudiantes no quieren ser objeto de burla. Además, la habilidad de producción oral no fue estimulada en los niveles anteriores del programa de inglés. Es vital mencionar que los alumnos son conscientes de sus carencias en algunos aspectos del idioma como vocabulario, gramática y fluidez.

  18. Effect of fat suppression techniques on magnetic resonance imaging of elbow ulnar nerve%脂肪抑制方法对肘管尺神经磁共振神经成像的影响

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    徐俊峰; 王林; 王天乐

    2016-01-01

    目的 探讨磁共振(MR)不同脂肪抑制方法对肘管尺神经MR神经成像图像质量的影响.方法 使用频率选择饱和技术(FS)、短反转时间反转恢复技术(STIR)和精确频率反转恢复技术(SPAIR)的T2加权像(T2WI)序列对8名健康志愿者的16个肘关节进行扫描,比较3种脂肪抑制方法下的尺神经信号强度(SI)、MR图像的信号噪声比(SNR)和对比噪声比(CNR);并对图像进行主观评分,比较不同脂肪抑制方法对肘部尺神经MR成像的影响.结果 3种脂肪抑制方法的T2WI序列均能显示尺神经.SPAIR-T2WI和FS-T2WI图像的尺神经SI相当(P>0.05),均高于STIR-T2WI(P<0.01);SPAIR-T2WI图像的SNR、CNR和图像质量主观评分均高于STIR-T2WI和FS-T2WI(P<0.01).结论 使用SPAIR、FS和STIR 3种脂肪抑制方法的MR T2WI序列均能显示肘管段尺神经;SPAIR抑脂方法可取得更好的图像质量.%Objective To investigate the effect of different fat suppression techniques on the quality of magnetic resonance neurography(MRN) of the elbow ulnar nerves.Methods MR scanning was performed in 8 healthy volunteers(16 elbow joints) using three fat suppression techniques of frequency selective saturation method (FS),short-tau inversion recovery (STIR) and spectral presaturation attenuated inversion recovery(SPAIR),respectively.The signal intensity (SI) of ulnar nerve,ratio of signal-to-noise (SNR) and ratio contrast-to-noise (CNR).The subjective scores were evaluated and the effects of three fat suppression techniques on MR imaging quality of elbow ulnar nerve were analyzed.Results The T2WI sequence of three fat suppression techniques could show the ulnar nerve.The ulnar nerve SI-T2WI showed by FS and SPAIR was similar,which was higher than that by STIR(P<0.01).The SNR,CNR and subjective score of imaging quality of the elbow ulnar nerves showed by SPAIR-T2WI were higher than those by STIR-T2WI and FS-T2WI(P<0.01).Conclusion Three fat suppression techniques of SPAIR

  19. Tratamiento del dolor secundario al síndrome de ATM mediante estimulación nerviosa periférica The management of pain secondary to TMJ syndrome using peripheral nerve stimulation

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    M. J. Rodríguez

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: con el nombre de síndrome témporo-mandibular o síndrome de Costen se hace referencia a una patología cuyos síntomas más frecuentes son: dolor y chasquidos articulares, dificultad para abrir la boca e incomodidad en la articulación témporo-mandibular. Su diagnóstico es básicamente clínico. La ATM está inervada por el nervio aurículo-temporal rama colateral del nervio mandibular, III rama del trigémino. Material y método: presentamos un total de seis pacientes, tratadas entre el 2008 al 2010, todas ellas con un cuadro de dolor secundario a un síndrome ATM, unilateral en cinco pacientes y bilateral en una de ellas. Todas las pacientes habían sido tratadas de forma previa en Cirugía Maxilofacial así como distintos tratamientos farmacológicos y rehabilitadores sin resultado en el alivio del dolor ni el la mejoría de la apertura de la boca. Previo al implante del sistema de estimulación se realizó, en todos los casos, bloqueos nerviosos aurículo-temporales con lidocaína al 2%, con el fin de determinar la zona y el nivel de analgesia obtenidos. En todos los casos se implantó en quirófano un electrodo en la región preauricular de la articulación témporo-mandibular afectada. Se valoró tanto la intensidad del dolor como la situación general de las pacientes antes del inicio del tratamiento y a las dos semanas, en las cuales se dio por terminado el periodo de prueba y se procedió a la implantación de un generador definitivo. Resultados: todas las pacientes fueron del sexo femenino, con una edad media de 32 años. Todas ellas presentaban dolor continuo con gran dificultad en la apertura de la boca y estaban en tratamiento farmacológico sin obtener un alivio adecuado del dolor. En todas las pacientes el resultado analgésico obtenido fue del 84% a las cuatro semanas de la implantación del electrodo.Introduction: the term temporomandibular joint syndrome or Costen's syndrome refers to a disorder whose most