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ACE Report #6118
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Ulnar nerve transposition with vascular pedicles prevents the compromise of blood flow


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:2

The Effect of Vascular Pedicle Preservation on Blood Flow and Clinical Outcome Following Ulnar Nerve Transposition

J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Feb;39(2):291-302. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2013.10.029. Epub 2013 Dec 15.

Contributing Authors: K Nakamura S Uchiyama Y Ido T Itsubo M Hayashi H Murakami N Sato T Imaeda H Kato

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Synopsis

36 patients with cubital tunnel syndrome caused by elbow osteoarthritis were randomized to undergo subcutaneous anterior ulnar nerve transposition with or without preservation of vascular pedicles, to compare the changes in blood flow and clinical results secondary to both treatment options. Results indicated that preserving the vascular pedicles in nerve transposition procedures prevents the imme...

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