Percutaneous Localization of Conduction Abnormalities in Human Entrapment Neuropathies Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • SUMMARY:In human entrapment neuropathies the characteristic abnormalities in conduction are frequently limited to a short segment of the nerve. Recognition and precise localization of these discrete conduction abnormalities may require measurement of conduction over shorter lengths of the nerves than those lengths commonly employed in the clinical laboratory. Techniques are described for the more precise location of the primary conduction abnormalities in median, ulnar and peroneal nerve entrapments. Distinctive or atypical locations of the major conduction abnormalities may point towards different mechanisms in the pathogenesis of these localized neuropathies.

publication date

  • November 1982