Which factors are associated with an unfavorable or poor surgical outcome in ulnar neuropathy?

Updated: Jun 08, 2018
  • Author: Charles F Guardia, III, MD; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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Answer

Unfavorable or poor surgical outcome is associated with the following:

  • Age older than 50 years

  • Coexisting diabetes or other causes of peripheral polyneuropathy

  • Atrophy and ongoing denervation of ulnar-derived muscles

  • Absent ulnar sensory responses

  • Postoperative position of the ulnar nerve in relation to the medial epicondyle [81, 82, 83]


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