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Ulnar nerve palsy after elbow arthroscopy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16651181     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Reports of ulnar nerve injury as a result of elbow arthroscopy are rare in the literature. We report a case of ulnar nerve injury following arthroscopic debridement and retrograde drilling of the capitulum in a patient with symptomatic osteochondritis dissecans. The standard location of proximal medial portal placement is 2 cm proximal to the medial epicondyle at the level of the medial intermuscular septum. In this location, the ulnar nerve is protected from injury by the medial intermuscular septum. Extending this placement more proximally may negate this protection, leaving the nerve more susceptible to injury.
Mark L Dumonski; Robert A Arciero; Augustus D Mazzocca
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1526-3231     ISO Abbreviation:  Arthroscopy     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-02     Completed Date:  2006-08-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506498     Medline TA:  Arthroscopy     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  577.e1-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arthroscopy / adverse effects*
Elbow Joint / surgery*
Osteochondritis Dissecans / surgery
Ulnar Neuropathies / etiology*

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