Nerve compressions in the upper extremity

Mo Med. Nov-Dec 2008;105(6):527-35.

Abstract

Nerve compressions in the extremities are very common. This article will present relevant pathophysiology of peripheral nerve compression, discuss appropriate patient evaluation techniques, and present current standard methods of treatment for the more common nerve compressions of the upper extremity.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / physiopathology
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / surgery
  • Humans
  • Median Nerve / physiopathology
  • Median Nerve / surgery
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes / physiopathology
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes / surgery*
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / physiopathology
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / surgery*
  • Radial Nerve / physiopathology
  • Radial Nerve / surgery
  • Ulnar Nerve / physiopathology
  • Ulnar Nerve / surgery
  • Upper Extremity / pathology
  • Upper Extremity / surgery*