Which non-ulnar muscles should be examined in the evaluation of ulnar neuropathy?

Updated: Jun 08, 2018
  • Author: Charles F Guardia, III, MD; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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The ulnar muscles should not be examined in isolation from other muscles. In particular, several key muscles with C8/T1, lower-trunk, medial-cord innervation should be examined, especially the abductor pollicis brevis (a thenar muscle typically involved with carpal tunnel syndrome, the major compressive median nerve neuropathy) and the median-innervated long thumb and index finger flexors.


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