Fortschr Röntgenstr 2019; 191(02): 139-141
DOI: 10.1055/a-0647-2286
The Interesting Case
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Iatrogenic ulnar nerve constriction after ulnar collateral ligament suture

Moritz Florian Kummann
1  Deparment of Radiology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
,
Hannes Gruber
1  Deparment of Radiology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
,
Dolores Woflram-Raunicher
2  University-Hospital for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
,
Robert Zimmermann
2  University-Hospital for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
,
Alexander Loizides
1  Deparment of Radiology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
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Publication History

25 April 2018

15 June 2018

Publication Date:
06 August 2018 (eFirst)

Introduction

In this case report we present a rare condition of an iatrogenic constriction of the ulnar nerve after elbow luxation and fracture of the radial head with stabilization of the fracture and suture of the medial collateral ligament of the cubital joint. The patient presented with typical symptoms of an ulnar nerve palsy right after surgery. High-resolution ultrasound revealed a short distance constriction of the nerve by suture material which was confirmed by surgical exploration.