Clinical diagnosis of peripheral nerve compression in the upper extremity

Orthop Clin North Am. 1996 Apr;27(2):227-36.


Compression neuropathies are common in clinical practice. This article is a review of the clinical features of the common entrapment neuropathies affecting the upper extremity. The frequently found entrapment syndromes are discussed in detail. Uncommon syndromes are also briefly discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arm / innervation*
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / diagnosis
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes / diagnosis*
  • Neurologic Examination
  • Prognosis
  • Radial Nerve
  • Ulnar Nerve Compression Syndromes / diagnosis