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International Journal of Case Reports in Orthopaedics
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International Journal of Case Reports in Orthopaedics

2021, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A

Severe tardy ulnar nerve palsy due to cubitus valgus deformity: Use of intramuscular anterior transposition


Author(s): Prashant Kamble, Swapnil Keny, Shubhranshu Mohanty and Tushar Rathod

Abstract: Tardy ulnar nerve palsy is a frequent late complication of post-traumatic cubitus valgus deformity arising due to nonunion lateral condyle humerus fracture. We present a case of a 30 year old homemaker who came with features of tardy ulnar nerve palsy (McGowan grade III) with difficulty in activities of daily living and reduced grip strength. Clinical examination revealed atrophy of hand muscles, claw hand deformity and other features suggestive of ulnar neuropathy. X-rays and CT scan confirmed the diagnosis as fracture lateral condyle humerus nonunion. Surgical intervention in the form of anterior intramuscular transfer of ulnar nerve with neurolysis without addressal of nonunion site was performed. The patient showed complete recovery of sensory and motor symptoms at six months post-op. Anterior transposition of ulnar nerve is a safe and reliable procedure which provides good functional outcomes in cases of tardy ulnar nerve palsy with low morbidity.

DOI: 10.22271/27078345.2021.v3.i1a.39

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How to cite this article:
Prashant Kamble, Swapnil Keny, Shubhranshu Mohanty, Tushar Rathod. Severe tardy ulnar nerve palsy due to cubitus valgus deformity: Use of intramuscular anterior transposition. Int J Case Rep Orthop 2021;3(1):04-08. DOI: 10.22271/27078345.2021.v3.i1a.39


International Journal of Case Reports in Orthopaedics