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J Rheum Dis. 2012 Dec;19(6):348-350. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4078/jrd.2012.19.6.348
Cho CH , Kim BS , Bae KC , Chae JN , Kim SH .
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, School of Medicine, Keimyung University, Daegu, Korea. oscho5362@dsmc.or.kr
Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Keimyung University, Daegu, Korea.
Abstract

Ulnar neuropathy around the elbow in patients with rheumatoid arthritis can occur by synovial invasion, flexion contracture or valgus deformity of the elbow. However, attritional rupture of the ulnar nerve by medial osteophyte with synovial invasion of the rheumatoid elbow is extremely rare. We reported a case of attritional rupture of the ulnar nerve by medial osteophyte in 62 years-old male with rheumatoid arthritis. Exact diagnosis and proper treatment are required if symptoms of ulnar neuropathy present in rheumatoid arthritis with contracture and valgus deformity of the elbow.

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