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Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome
Causes, Symptoms, Complications, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

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Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome

The ulnar nerve is one of the three main nerves that cross the elbow and is present in the arms. It descends from the neck to the hand. Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that occurs when this nerve is compressed from the wrist. It may result in weakness, numbness, tingling sensation or even pain because of compression.

Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome Causes

Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome Causes

The major causes of this condition are:

  • Osteoarthritis 
  • Tumors in the wrist tissue
  • Enlargement of the bursa 
  • Abnormalities in the muscles
  • Fracture of the hook of the wrist
References: 
  • Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome, Healthline. Available at: https://www.healthline.com/health/ulnar-tunnel-syndrome Accessed on June 12, 2020.
  • Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome. WebMD. Available at: https://www.webmd.com/pain-management/carpal-tunnel/ulnar-tunnel-syndrome#1 Accessed on June 12, 2020.
  • Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome. Medical News Today. Available at: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321872 Accessed on June 12, 2020.
  • Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome. OrthoInfo. Available at: https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases–conditions/ulnar-tunnel-syndrome-of-the-wrist/ Accessed on June 12, 2020.
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