Retained hand function following transection of the ulnar nerve

Tubbs R. Shane, M. Loukas, Mohammadali Mohajel Shoja, S. Doyle, J. C. Wellons

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Abstract

Generally, complete transection of a peripheral nerve results in cessation of function of the muscles innervated by such a nerve. We report a case of a child with a traumatically transected ulnar nerve who retained complete hand function. The authors believe this retention of hand function was due to a Martin-Gr⊣suber anastomosis, which is an interneural communication between the ulnar and median nerve in the forearm. Such neural variations should be considered when evaluating injuries to the nerves of the upper extremity (Fig. 2, Ref. 5).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-282
Number of pages2
JournalBratislava Medical Journal
Volume109
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 8 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Ulnar Nerve
Hand
Peripheral Nerves
Forearm
Upper Extremity
Muscles
Wounds and Injuries
Median-Ulnar Nerve Communications

Keywords

  • Trauma
  • Upper extremity
  • Variation

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  • Medicine(all)

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Shane, T. R., Loukas, M., Mohajel Shoja, M., Doyle, S., & Wellons, J. C. (2008). Retained hand function following transection of the ulnar nerve. Bratislava Medical Journal, 109(6), 281-282.

Retained hand function following transection of the ulnar nerve. / Shane, Tubbs R.; Loukas, M.; Mohajel Shoja, Mohammadali; Doyle, S.; Wellons, J. C.

In: Bratislava Medical Journal, Vol. 109, No. 6, 08.12.2008, p. 281-282.

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Shane, TR, Loukas, M, Mohajel Shoja, M, Doyle, S & Wellons, JC 2008, 'Retained hand function following transection of the ulnar nerve', Bratislava Medical Journal, vol. 109, no. 6, pp. 281-282.
Shane TR, Loukas M, Mohajel Shoja M, Doyle S, Wellons JC. Retained hand function following transection of the ulnar nerve. Bratislava Medical Journal. 2008 Dec 8;109(6):281-282.
Shane, Tubbs R. ; Loukas, M. ; Mohajel Shoja, Mohammadali ; Doyle, S. ; Wellons, J. C. / Retained hand function following transection of the ulnar nerve. In: Bratislava Medical Journal. 2008 ; Vol. 109, No. 6. pp. 281-282.
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