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Cubital tunnel syndrome due to heterotrophic ossification caused by radial head fracture: A case report

Seyitali Gumustas, Haci Bayram Tosun, Ismail Agir, Abuzer Uludag.

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Compression of the ulnar nerve in the cubital tunnel is the second most common nerve entrapment syndrome in the upper extremity after carpal tunnel syndrome. Although various etiologies have been described, heterotrophic ossification is rarely seen. Heterotrophic ossification should be kept in mind as a cause of ulnar nerve entrapment after elbow trauma. Early diagnosis and surgical intervention are important in such cases before completion of the maturation phase. We report a case of heterotrophic ossification due to elbow trauma that caused cubital tunnel syndrome.

Key words: Cubital tunnel syndrome, elbow trauma, heterotrophic ossification

 

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Gumustas S, Tosun HB, Agir I, Uludag A. Cubital tunnel syndrome due to heterotrophic ossification caused by radial head fracture: A case report. Hand Microsurg. 2014; 3(1): 24-28. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.1577


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Gumustas S, Tosun HB, Agir I, Uludag A. Cubital tunnel syndrome due to heterotrophic ossification caused by radial head fracture: A case report. http://handmicrosurgeryjournal.com/?mno=1577 [Access: January 22, 2018]. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.1577


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Gumustas S, Tosun HB, Agir I, Uludag A. Cubital tunnel syndrome due to heterotrophic ossification caused by radial head fracture: A case report. Hand Microsurg. 2014; 3(1): 24-28. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.1577


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Gumustas S, Tosun HB, Agir I, Uludag A. Cubital tunnel syndrome due to heterotrophic ossification caused by radial head fracture: A case report. Hand Microsurg. (2014), [cited January 22, 2018]; 3(1): 24-28. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.1577


Harvard Style

Gumustas, S., Tosun, H. B., Agir, I. & Uludag, A. (2014) Cubital tunnel syndrome due to heterotrophic ossification caused by radial head fracture: A case report. Hand Microsurg, 3 (1), 24-28. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.1577


Turabian Style

Gumustas, Seyitali, Haci Bayram Tosun, Ismail Agir, and Abuzer Uludag. 2014. Cubital tunnel syndrome due to heterotrophic ossification caused by radial head fracture: A case report. Hand and Microsurgery, 3 (1), 24-28. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.1577


Chicago Style

Gumustas, Seyitali, Haci Bayram Tosun, Ismail Agir, and Abuzer Uludag. “Cubital tunnel syndrome due to heterotrophic ossification caused by radial head fracture: A case report.” Hand and Microsurgery 3 (2014), 24-28. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.1577


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Gumustas, Seyitali, Haci Bayram Tosun, Ismail Agir, and Abuzer Uludag. “Cubital tunnel syndrome due to heterotrophic ossification caused by radial head fracture: A case report.” Hand and Microsurgery 3.1 (2014), 24-28. Print. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.1577


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Gumustas, S., Tosun, H. B., Agir, I. & Uludag, A. (2014) Cubital tunnel syndrome due to heterotrophic ossification caused by radial head fracture: A case report. Hand and Microsurgery, 3 (1), 24-28. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.1577