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Association between the disease severity and extraneural pressure induced by maximum elbow flexion in patients with cubital tunnel syndrome.
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PMID:  23627558     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Extraneural pressure in the cubital tunnel is considered to be a major pathophysiological factor for cubital tunnel syndrome. Thus, it has been hypothesised that the higher extraneural pressure in the cubital tunnel should result in a more severe stage of cubital tunnel syndrome. Extraneural pressures in cubital tunnel at elbow maximum flexion of 41 patients with cubital tunnel syndrome were evaluated, and compared with their preoperative disease severity using McGowan's classification and Dellon's staging. Mean extraneural pressure was significantly higher in maximum elbow flexion than in maximum elbow extension (p < 0.001). However, no significant relation was seen between the severity of cubital tunnel syndrome and the extraneural pressure induced by maximum elbow flexion (McGowan's classification: p = 0.62; Dellon's staging: p = 0.92). The results suggested that the progression of disease severity of cubital tunnel syndrome may not be explained simply by dynamic pressure in the cubital tunnel, and other causative factors should also be contributing to the progression.
Kensuke Ochi; Yukio Horiuchi; Hikaru Morisue; Kengo Harato; Hidenori Tanikawa; Masashi Okubo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-4-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of plastic surgery and hand surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  2000-6764     ISO Abbreviation:  J Plast Surg Hand Surg     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
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Created Date:  2013-4-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101534130     Medline TA:  J Plast Surg Hand Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kawasaki Municipal Kawasaki Hospital , Kawasaki City, Kanagawa , Japan.
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