Compression neuropathy of the ulnar digital nerves in the thumbs of a massage therapist

Chien Chang Chen, Hsiung Fei Chien, Chien Lian Chen

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Abstract

Compression neuropathies of digital nerves, caused by hypertrophied or anomalous muscles, are rare compared with such occurrences above the wrist. We reported a case of compression neuropathy of the ulnar digital nerves in bilateral thumbs of a massage therapist. Entrapment of the digital nerves by the hypertrophied first dorsal interosseous and adductor pollicis muscles over the first web space of the right hand was detected by magnetic resonance imaging. Surgical debulking of the muscles and neurolysis were performed on the dominant right hand. The left hand was successfully treated with botulinum toxin. No recurrence was noted in a follow-up of 36 months.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)649-651
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Plastic Surgery
Volume72
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Ulnar Nerve
Massage
Thumb
Hand
Muscles
Nerve Compression Syndromes
Botulinum Toxins
Wrist
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Recurrence
Tomaculous neuropathy

Keywords

  • Compression neuropathy
  • Digital nerve
  • Entrapment neuropathy

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  • Surgery

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Compression neuropathy of the ulnar digital nerves in the thumbs of a massage therapist. / Chen, Chien Chang; Chien, Hsiung Fei; Chen, Chien Lian.

In: Annals of Plastic Surgery, Vol. 72, No. SUPPL. 2, 01.01.2014, p. 649-651.

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Chen, Chien Chang ; Chien, Hsiung Fei ; Chen, Chien Lian. / Compression neuropathy of the ulnar digital nerves in the thumbs of a massage therapist. In: Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2014 ; Vol. 72, No. SUPPL. 2. pp. 649-651.
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