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Distal Ulnar Neuropathy in Meat Packers: An Occupational Disease?

Streib, Erich W. M.D.; Sun, Sallie F. M.D.

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Abstract

Distal ulnar neuropathy at the wrist level was observed in three meat packers. The diagnosis was confirmed electromyographically, by follow-up, and with surgical exploration. Compression neuropathy of the distal ulnar nerve has been a well-recognized occupational hazard and is cause by chronic and repeated compression of the ulnar nerve at the level of Guyon's canal; pathogenetic mechanisms differ from those observed in the more common carpal tunnel syndrome.

(C)1984 The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

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