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Handlebar Palsy

SYMPTOMS

There is paraesthesia of the ulnar one and a half fingers and weakness and atrophy of the intrinsic hand muscles. It is common in cyclists and racket sport players.

AETIOLOGY

These symptoms are caused by chronic compression of the ulnar nerve in Guyon’s canal.

CLINICAL FINDINGS

There is a positive Froment’s […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

SYMPTOMS

There is paraesthesia of the radial three and a half fingers and pain around the wrist. Often, sleep is disturbed.

AETIOLOGY

These symptoms are caused by chronic compression of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel by a hypertrophied flexor tendon retinaculum.

CLINICAL FINDINGS

There is tenderness on palpation over the carpal […]