Elbow nerves: Normal sonographic anatomy and identification of the structures potentially associated with nerve compression. A short pictorial-video article

Bettina Gregoli, Chandra Bortolotto, Ferdinando Draghi

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Abstract

Purpose: To demonstrate usefulness of ultrasonography evaluation of the nerves of the elbow and of the structures that more frequently might cause its compression. Materials and methods: Anatomic course of nerves, muscles, tendons, fibrous structures and bursae potentially associated with nerve compression syndromes were evaluated. Informed consent was obtained from each volunteer. Results: Ulnar, median and radial nerves are always evaluable with ultrasonography as well as muscles and tendons potentially associated with nerve compression. The bursae cannot be sonographically explored unless distended by fluid. Conclusion: Ultrasonography is a reliable method for the evaluation of the nerves of the elbow and of the structures that might cause its compression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-121
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Ultrasound
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013

Keywords

  • Elbow
  • Nerves
  • Sonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Internal Medicine

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