Diagnostic ultrasonography of the ulnar nerve in cubital tunnel syndrome.

  title={Diagnostic ultrasonography of the ulnar nerve in cubital tunnel syndrome.},
  author={Masumi Okamoto and Muneaki Abe and Hiroyuki Shirai and Norifumi Ueda},
  journal={Journal of hand surgery},
  volume={25 5},
Thirty-two elbows in 31 patients diagnosed as having cubital tunnel syndrome underwent ultrasonographic examination to assess morphological changes in the ulnar nerve and its surrounding tissues. On longitudinal images, the site of constriction due to the fibrous band and proximal swelling of the nerve were observed by ultrasonography and were confirmed intraoperatively. On axial images, the lengths of the major axis [7.2 (SD 1.6) mm] and the minor axis [3.7 (0.9) mm] of the nerve at the medial… CONTINUE READING

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