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Year : 1992  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 178-182

Evaluation Of Ulnar Nerve Decompression In Leprosy : A Retrospective Study



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The present study was undertaken to evaluate the beneficial effects of nerve decompression such as recovery of sensory and motor modalities, relief from pain, paraesthesia, and the effect on functional improvement. Twenty eight nerves in 26 patients were followed up for a period ranging from 6 months to 8 years. Immediate relief from pain was observed in 70% cases, sensory recovery was seen in 35% cases. Study of motor functions revealed that lower ulnar supplied muscles were most affected and that the recovery of these muscles was poor. The motor recovery was more marked amongst the tuberculoid and borderline - tuberculoid cases as compared to borderline-lapromatous and lapromatous cases.


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