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Peripheral nerve entrapment 

Peripheral nerve entrapment
Peripheral nerve entrapment

Krista E. Weiss

and Arnold-Peter C. Weiss

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date: 17 May 2022

Peripheral nerve compression syndromes are common when involving the median nerve at the wrist and the ulnar nerve at the elbow

All patients are primarily diagnosed using a careful history and clinical examination

Neurophysiological studies are very helpful especially in confusing presentations but do have a low false positive and false negative rate

Conservative management should be tried in nearly all patients for 6-12 weeks

Surgical treatment is generally very successful in relieving the symptoms of peripheral nerve compression

Delayed treatment can result in permanent nerve damage which cannot be corrected by surgery.

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