Hypothenar hammer syndrome caused by posttraumatic aneurysm of the ulnar artery.

@article{Brodmann2001HypothenarHS,
  title={Hypothenar hammer syndrome caused by posttraumatic aneurysm of the ulnar artery.},
  author={Marianne Brodmann and Gerhard Stark and Manuela Aschauer and Stephan Spendel and Edmund Pabst and Gerald Seinost and Ernst Pilger},
  journal={Wiener klinische Wochenschrift},
  year={2001},
  volume={113 17-18},
  pages={698-700}
}
The so-called hypothenar hammer syndrome is a rare entity caused by lesions of the ulnar artery secondary to repetitive trauma to the hypothenar eminence, typically found in persons working with vibrating tools. Its clinical symptoms are pain, stiffness and whitening of the smitten fingers, sometimes in combination with Raynaud's syndrome. Angiographic evaluation of the smitten forearm and hand reveals occlusions, kinking, vasospasm and stenoses of the arteries in the hand and fingers. An… CONTINUE READING