Ulnar Artery: Hypothenar Hand Syndrome   


- See:
      - Vascular Problems of the Wrist and Hand:

- Discussion:
    - traumatic thrombosis of  superficial palmar arch of ulnar artery resulting from repetitive use of hand as hammer;
    - in this maneuver, maximum force of the blow occurs over hook hamate bone, stie of superifical palmar arch of ulnar artery;
    - ulnar artery appears to be most vulnerable in distal portion of Guyon's canal, where protective capabilities of palmaris brevis muscle 
           are least effective;
    - most common presenting symptom w/ ulnar arterry thrombosis is pain;
    - pts also suffer from cold intolerence (pain w/ exposure to cold) and pain associated with repetitive activity;
    - pain at night and w/ rest;
    - frequently have dependent rubor, ulceration of fingertips, or gangrene



  Ulnar artery thrombosis: a sports-related injury  

  Ulnar Artery Thromboisis.

  Scientific Papers: Surgical Treatment of Distal Ulnar Artery Aneurysm.
 
  Arterial abnormalities of the hand in athletes.

  Ulnar artery palmar to palmaris brevis - cadaveric study and 3 case reports

  Ulnar artery insufficiency: A guide to treatment

  Vascular Changes of the Hand in Professional Baseball Players with Emphasis on Digital Ischemia in Catchers.



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 12:12 pm