A rare case of ulnar nerve calcification in a patient without Hansen’s disease

Authors

  • Joydeep Kumar Dey Department of Orthopaedics, Dr. D.Y. Patil medical college and hospital, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Sanjay B. Dhar Department of Orthopaedics, Dr. D.Y. Patil medical college and hospital, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Sunil H. Shetty Department of Orthopaedics, Dr. D.Y. Patil medical college and hospital, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Aditya Gunjotikar Department of Orthopaedics, Dr. D.Y. Patil medical college and hospital, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Sarang Agrawal Department of Orthopaedics, Dr. D.Y. Patil medical college and hospital, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Abhilash Srivastava Department of Orthopaedics, Dr. D.Y. Patil medical college and hospital, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Shikhar Singh Department of Orthopaedics, Dr. D.Y. Patil medical college and hospital, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/issn.2455-4510.IntJResOrthop20223459

Keywords:

Ulnar nerve, Hansen’s disease, Calcification, Idiopathic

Abstract

Ulnar nerve calcification is rarely seen without association with Hansen’s disease. Ulnar nerve arises from brachial plexus within the axilla and is a major peripheral nerve of the upper limb. Its root value is C8-T1. It is one of the superficial nerves and is the most commonly affected nerve in leprosy. Our patient 52 years old female, came to Dr. D. Y. Patil hospital, Nerul casualty with a history of fall in bathroom and complaining of pain in right elbow with no neurological deficit. The radiological investigations confirmed a severely comminuted intra-articular humeral condylar fracture of the right side with a linear calcification seen in soft tissues near the ulnar nerve. It is an idiopathic ulnar nerve calcification of the right side. Hence, ulnar nerve calcification can also be seen in patients without Hansen’s disease.

Author Biographies

Joydeep Kumar Dey, Department of Orthopaedics, Dr. D.Y. Patil medical college and hospital, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

orthopaedics Resident.

Sanjay B. Dhar, Department of Orthopaedics, Dr. D.Y. Patil medical college and hospital, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

professor,Department of Orthopaedics.

Sunil H. Shetty, Department of Orthopaedics, Dr. D.Y. Patil medical college and hospital, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

professor,Department of Orthopaedics.

Aditya Gunjotikar, Department of Orthopaedics, Dr. D.Y. Patil medical college and hospital, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Faculty,Department of Orthopaedics.

Sarang Agrawal, Department of Orthopaedics, Dr. D.Y. Patil medical college and hospital, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

orthopaedics Resident.

Abhilash Srivastava, Department of Orthopaedics, Dr. D.Y. Patil medical college and hospital, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

orthopaedics Resident.

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2022-12-28