The importance of arm-elbow velocity difference in the diagnosis of ulnar neuropathy at the elbow


Fidanci H., SAVRUN Y. , CENGİZ B. , KURUOĞLU H. R.

NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES AND NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, vol.36, no.1, pp.16-21, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/nsn.2019.11565
  • Title of Journal : NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES AND NEUROPHYSIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.16-21

Abstract

Objective: Diagnosis of ulnar neuropathy at the elbow (UNE) by measuring the forearm-elbow velocity difference (FEVD) is subject to significant limitations because Wallerian degeneration might occur in severely affected patients. The contribution of the arm-elbow velocity difference (AEVD) in the diagnosis of UNE may be more valuable because this segment is less affected by pathologic changes.