Signs and Evidence

Making clinical sense of scientific data


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Ulnar neuropathy

Calculated pretest probability: 0.1 %
Relevant inclusion criteria: All adults 

Clinical signs

1Ulnar nerve compression
2Tinel's test

Sources used:

1.Beekman R et al. The diagnostic value of provocative clinical tests in ulnar neuropathy at the elbow is marginal. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2009 Dec;80(12):1369-74
2.Novak CB et al. Provocative testing for cubital tunnel syndrome. J Hand Surg (AM) 1994 September; 19(5):817-20
3.Khedr et al. Prevalence of Common Types of Compression Neuropathies in Qena Governorate/Egypt: A Population-Based Survey. Neuroepidemiology 2016;46:253-260