What is the focus of history for suspected ulnar neuropathy?

Updated: Jun 08, 2018
  • Author: Charles F Guardia, III, MD; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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It is important to determine when the symptoms began, how long they are lasting, whether they are transient or continuous, and whether they are related to work, sleep, or recreation. In addition, although the answer will frequently be negative, one should ask specifically about trauma and pressure to the arm and wrist, especially the elbow, the medial side of the wrist, and other sites close to the course of the ulnar nerve.


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