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Ulnar nerve injury with martin-gruber anastomosis

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A patient with a traumatic ulnar nerve interruption at the level of the elbow is presented; the motor function of the hand remained intact. Electromyographic studies demonstrated a functional median-to-ulnar motor nerve anastomosis in the forearm. The literature on this aberration of innervation is reviewed, and problems of diagnosis and the treatment are discussed.

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Duinslaeger, L., DeBacker, A., Ceulemans, L. et al. Ulnar nerve injury with martin-gruber anastomosis. Eur J Plast Surg 10, 37–39 (1987). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00295651

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Key words

  • Ulnar nerve injury
  • Nerve anastomosis
  • Martin-Gruber