What is the role of radiography 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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Radiographs of the neck should be obtained if cervical disk disease is suspected and to rule out cervical ribs. Radiographs of the chest should be obtained if Pancoast tumor or tuberculosis is suspected.

Radiographs of both the elbow and the wrist are mandatory in ulnar nerve compression because double-crush syndrome may be present. Entrapment of the ulnar nerve may occur at more than one level.


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