Palmaris profundus in the carpal tunnel.

Pezas, Theodore Paul and Jose, Rajive (2021) Palmaris profundus in the carpal tunnel. BMJ case reports, 14 (8). ISSN 1757-790X. This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs

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Abstract

Carpal tunnel release is a routinely performed operation to relieve pressure caused by compression on the median nerve. In the majority of cases, the causation of the compression will be idiopathic. Among the secondary causes of median nerve compression is the palmaris profundus, a rare anatomical variant separate to the palmaris longus tendon. It has been suggested that it may cause carpal tunnel syndrome as it courses underneath the flexor retinaculum with the contents of the carpal tunnel reducing the space available to the median nerve. Several cases have found it intimately associated with the median nerve within the carpal tunnel. Raising awareness of this anatomical variant is therefore important for those undertaking carpal tunnel decompression in order to avoid unintended damage.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs
Subjects: WE Musculoskeletal. Orthopaedics
WL Nervous system. Neurology
WO Surgery
Divisions: Planned IP Care > Trauma and Orthopaedics
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Depositing User: Jamie Edgar
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2021 13:26
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2021 13:26
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/4573

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