Ulnar nerve compression by heterotopic ossification in a head-injured patient

Stanley F. Wainapel, P. Uma Rao, Anthony A. Schepsis

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Abstract

Although heterotopic ossification (HO) at the elbow is a frequent occurrence following head injury, nerve compression by heterotopic bone is quite rare. We report the case of a 22-year-old woman with head injury and well-documented HO at the left elbow who developed signs and symptoms of an ulnar neuropathy four months after her original injury. Electrodiagnostic studies confirmed the presence of a severe ulnar nerve lesion at the level of the elbow. Anterior transposition of the left ulnar nerve showed the nerve to have been compressed by heterotopic bone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)512-514
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volume66
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Ulnar Nerve Compression Syndromes
Heterotopic Ossification
Elbow
Ulnar Nerve
Head
Craniocerebral Trauma
Ulnar Neuropathies
Bone and Bones
Signs and Symptoms
Wounds and Injuries

Keywords

  • Elbow joint
  • Head injuries
  • Ossification, pathologic
  • Ulnar nerve

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  • Rehabilitation

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Ulnar nerve compression by heterotopic ossification in a head-injured patient. / Wainapel, Stanley F.; Rao, P. Uma; Schepsis, Anthony A.

In: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 66, No. 8, 1985, p. 512-514.

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