Lucas da Gama Lobo

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Several entrapment neuropathies of the upper extremity can cause hypoechoic swelling and nerve compression as seen at ultrasound. The ulnar nerve can be compressed at the cubital tunnel of the elbow and Guyon's canal at the wrist. The deep branch of the radial nerve can be compressed at the supinator muscle at the elbow, and the superficial radial nerve may(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the range and prevalence of asymp tomatic findings at sonography of the shoulder. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study sample comprised 51 consecutively enrolled subjects who had no symptoms in either shoulder. Ultrasound of one shoulder per patient was performed by a musculoskeletal sonographer according to a(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the accuracy of ultrasound for distinguishing complete rupture of the distal biceps tendon versus partial tear and versus a normal biceps tendon. Surgical findings were used as the reference standard in cases of tear. Clinical follow-up was used to assess the normal tendons. MATERIALS AND METHODS The(More)
To evaluate diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) indices of the median nerve pre and postoperatively in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) to determine whether indices acquired prior to surgery differ from those acquired postoperatively. Following IRB approval, ten patients with a diagnosis of CTS were prospectively recruited. Eight patients completed the(More)
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