ulnar nerve


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ulnar nerve

n
(Anatomy) a nerve situated along the inner side of the arm and passing close to the surface of the skin near the elbow. See funny bone
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Noun1.ulnar nerve - a nerve running along the inner side of the arm and passing near the elbowulnar nerve - a nerve running along the inner side of the arm and passing near the elbow; supplies intrinsic muscles of the hand and the skin of the medial side of the hand
nerve, nervus - any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body
arm - a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb
crazy bone, funny bone - a point on the elbow where the ulnar nerve passes near the surface; a sharp tingling sensation results when the nerve is knocked against the bone; "the funny bone is not humerus"
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Of all the study patients with cuts, 39 sustained trauma to the median nerve, 28 to the ulnar nerve and only in one case the radial nerve was affected.
Rubbing alcohol was used to clean the skin before applying the electrodes over the median or ulnar nerve (Figure 1).
Medial elbow pain coupled with parasthesias of the 4th and 5th digits is characteristic of cubital tunnel syndrome or ulnar nerve entrapment.
The original orthopedic surgeon examined the child when she was 7 years old and determined that the flexor carpi ulnaris tendon had been completely severed with a partial injury to the ulnar nerve.
Ultrasound examination identified a traumatic neuroma just before the ulnar nerve branched into sensory termini and excluded neurotmesis.
Compression, traction, and subluxation/ dislocation of the ulnar nerve at the cubital tunnel during prolonged elbow flexion or repetitive elbow flexion and extension are associated with the pathomechanics of UNEE.
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But entrapment of the ulnar nerve or the radial nerve, both of which run from the neck to the wrist and hand, also is very common.
Aetiologies of ulnar nerve compression at the wrist include ganglia, fractures, anomalous muscles, thrombosis, bursitis, a thick pisohamate ligament and lipomas.
It is commonly caused by tennis elbow, ulnar nerve injury, bursitis, and arthritis.
In order to administer anesthesia, the patient's right arm was secured to a padded arm board attached to the operating table and wrapped with a gel Pad to protect the ulnar nerve area.
The ulnar nerve controls the feeling in your little finger, your ring finger and the back of your hand.