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Scientific article| Volume 34, ISSUE 3, P432-435, March 2009

Dorsal Displacement of the Ulnar Nerve After a Displaced Distal Radius Fracture: Case Report

  • Jennifer Kaur R. Sohal
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    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY; and the C.V. Starr Hand Surgery Center, Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY
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  • Benjamin Chia
    Affiliations
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY; and the C.V. Starr Hand Surgery Center, Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY
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  • Louis W. Catalano III
    Correspondence
    Corresponding author: Louis W. Catalano III, MD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, Roosevelt Hospital, C.V. Starr Hand Surgery Center, 1000 Tenth Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10019
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    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY; and the C.V. Starr Hand Surgery Center, Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY
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Published:February 13, 2009DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhsa.2008.10.027
      We report on a patient in whom ulnar nerve palsy developed after a closed distal radius fracture due to displacement of the ulnar nerve dorsal to the ulnar styloid. After delayed exploration and decompression of the ulnar nerve, the patient had recovery of both motor and sensory function of the ulnar nerve.

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