Science News: Is There an Association Between Ulnar Nerve Hypermobility and Neuropathy at the Elbow? 3/21/2022
Authors reviewed literature regarding associations between UNH and UNE. Studies diagnosing UNH both with physical exam (3) and US (17) were included. Studies looking at post op findings, hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsy, polyneuropathy, trauma, and pediatric cases were included.
Analysis revealed no association between UNH and UNE. However, post hoc analysis of cross-sectional areas (CSA) of the ulnar nerve in seven studies revealed that the difference in CSA between stable and UNH was doubled in the patients with UNE vs. those without.