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Entrapment neuropathies of the upper extremity

Author(s): Bayramoglu M

Journal: Neuroanatomy
ISSN 1303-1783

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 18;
Date: 2004;
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Keywords: anatomy | neuroanatomy | entrapment | neuropathy | electromyography

Painful tingling, numbness, weakness of the hands or upper extremities may be the result ofthe entrapment of a peripheral nerve. Although these problems are common, they sometimeslead to diagnostic and management difficulties. A thorough knowledge of the anatomy of thecommon entrapment sites, the pathophysiology of the nerve injury, a detailed history andphysical examination together with electrodiagnostic studies usually lead physicians to theright management. Most common upper extremity entrapment neuropathies are encounteredin this review.
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