Entrapment neuropathies of the upper extremity

Bayramoglu M.

Neuroanatomy, vol.3, pp.18-24, 2004 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 3
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Title of Journal : Neuroanatomy
  • Page Numbers: pp.18-24


Painful tingling, numbness, weakness of the hands or upper extremities may be the result of the entrapment of a peripheral nerve. Although these problems are common, they sometimes lead to diagnostic and management difficulties. A thorough knowledge of the anatomy of the common entrapment sites, the pathophysiology of the nerve injury, a detailed history and physical examination together with electrodiagnostic studies usually lead physicians to the right management. Most common upper extremity entrapment neuropathies are encountered in this review. © neuroanatomy.org.