Pressures recorded in ulnar neuropathy

Acta Orthop Scand. 1985 Oct;56(5):404-6. doi: 10.3109/17453678508994358.


The pressure between the ulnar nerve and the arcade bridging the two heads of the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle was recorded peroperatively in ten patients with electrophysiologically confirmed ulnar neuropathy at the elbow. At rest, with the elbow extended, pressures ranged from 0 to 19 mm Hg but increased in flexion and during isometric contraction of the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle to maximal values above 200 mm Hg.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Elbow / physiopathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Isometric Contraction
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neural Conduction
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / physiopathology
  • Pressure
  • Ulnar Nerve / physiopathology*