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J Korean Assoc EMG Electrodiagn Med 2005;7(2):134-138.
Published online May 10, 2005.
Two Cases of Ulnar Neuropathy due to Sleep Position
Abstract
Ulnar neuropathy at the elbow is second only to median nerve entrapment at the wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome) as the most common entrapment neuropathy affecting the upper extremity. However, ulnar neuropathy at the elbow due to sleep position is a rare. We report 2 cases of ulnar neuropathy at the elbow due to sleep position. Patients had tingling sensation and weakness on the left hand. Electrodiagnostic studies revealed ulnar neuropathy at the elbow. Patients preferred to sleep in a left lateral position with their head lying on a headrest roll, their left forearm being strong flexed and their hand lying either under his cheek or placed on the roll.
Key Words: Ulnar neuropathy, Entrapment neuropathy, Sleep position


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