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Compressive Neuropathies of the Upper Extremity

A Comprehensive Guide to Treatment

  • Dean G. Sotereanos
  • Loukia K. Papatheodorou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Antonios Kerasnoudis, Min-Suk Yoon, Georgios Barmpalios, Aaron I. Venouziou
    Pages 11-26
  3. Hannah H. Lee, Robert J. Goitz
    Pages 37-42
  4. Konstantinos N. Malizos, Antonios Koutalos, Fotis Papageorgiou, Anna Ziogou, Marianthi Papanagiotou
    Pages 43-51
  5. Aaron I. Venouziou, Antonios Kerasnoudis
    Pages 53-60
  6. Panagiotis Giannakopoulos, Konstantinos Kourkoutas, George Kasimatis
    Pages 61-73
  7. Travis Littleton, Cassidy Costello, Mark Baratz
    Pages 75-84
  8. James W. Strickland, Gary M. Lourie
    Pages 85-88
  9. Zoe H. Dailiana, Vasileios A. Kontogeorgakos
    Pages 89-102
  10. Thomas Hughes
    Pages 111-119
  11. Margaret Woon Man Fok, Tyson Cobb, Greg Bain
    Pages 121-130
  12. Natalie H. Vaughn, Brittany E. Homcha, Alexander H. Payatakes
    Pages 131-144
  13. Maureen A. O’Shaughnessy, Marco Rizzo
    Pages 145-153
  14. Loukia K. Papatheodorou, Dimitrios G. Vardakas, Dean G. Sotereanos
    Pages 155-159
  15. Aikaterini G. Bavelou, Efstratios G. Papanikos, Panayotis N. Soucacos, Zinon T. Kokkalis
    Pages 161-167
  16. Joshua Allan Gillis, Steven L. Moran
    Pages 169-184
  17. Elizabeth P. Wahl, Marc J. Richard
    Pages 185-193

About this book


Presenting step-by-step procedures written by experts in the field, this comprehensive clinical guide discusses the diagnosis (electrodiagnostic and ultrasound) and management of compressive neuropathies of the upper extremity. Compressive (or compression) neuropathy, also known as entrapment neuropathy or trapped nerve, is a common condition of the upper extremity in which the nerves of the arm – median, ulnar and radial being the most common – are compressed, causing pain and discomfort as well as possible pathological and anatomical changes. Carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome are the most well-known and treated, with nerve release and decompression surgeries being the usual treatment, though the variety of neuropathies and management strategies goes beyond these conditions.

Chapters included describe in detail the latest, cutting-edge management strategies for the various manifestations of compressive neuropathy of the hand and wrist – carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, ulnar nerve syndrome, radial tunnel syndrome, pronator teres syndrome, Wartenberg’s syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome and suprascapular neuropathy – as well as revision carpal and cubital tunnel surgical treatment options. Plentiful intraoperative photos and detailed illustrations, along with clinical case material and pearls and pitfalls, make this the ideal resource for orthopedic, hand and plastic surgeons aiming for the most optimal outcomes.


Carpal tunnel syndrome Compression neuropathy Cubital tunnel syndrome Endoscopic release In situ decompression Medial epicondylectomy Nerve entrapment Nerve transposition Peripheral neuropathy Radiculopathy

Editors and affiliations

  • Dean G. Sotereanos
    • 1
  • Loukia K. Papatheodorou
    • 2
  1. 1.Orthopaedic Specialists - UPMCUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Orthopaedic Specialists - UPMCUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

About the editors

Dean G. Sotereanos, MD, Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Specialists - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA 

Loukia K. Papatheodorou, MD, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Specialists - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Compressive Neuropathies of the Upper Extremity
  • Book Subtitle A Comprehensive Guide to Treatment
  • Editors Dean G. Sotereanos
    Loukia K. Papatheodorou
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-37288-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-37291-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-37289-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 283
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 220 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Orthopedics
    Hand Surgery
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