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A History of Anatomical Eponyms of the Ulnar Nerve

Published:October 26, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhsa.2022.09.013
      The ulnar nerve has a long and often misunderstood history with eponym usage. We describe the history of eponym usage in the anatomy of the ulnar nerve—who, when, what, where, and how. The relevant anatomy is investigated from proximal to distal, from the Arcade of Struthers to Osborne’s band, to forearm ulnar nerve to median nerve connections, to Guyon’s canal. We hope to provide a historical perspective of interest, resolve any controversies in semantic definitions, and create a comprehensive library of eponymous terms related to ulnar nerve anatomy.

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