International Journal of Medical and Health Research


ISSN: 2454-9142

Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2017)

Acute calcific tendinitis of the wrist causing ulnar compressive neuropathy: A case report

Author(s): Nitin Bhalerao, Dhaval Gotecha, Kanika Arora
Abstract: We report a case of a 49 years old female, who presented to the emergency department with complaints of pain and swelling over the right wrist since 2 days. On examination, the swelling was tense, tender and there were restricted movements of the elbow. Xray revealed small opaque hypo intensities. Patient had started developing symptoms of compressive ulnar neuropathy (positive Tinel’s sign and ulnar claw). Emergency surgical exploration was undertaken which revealed white chalky paste with calcific deposits within the Guyon’s canal compressing ulnar nerve and artery. Postoperative course was uneventful and patient had full recovery from symptoms.
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