Injuries to the ulnar nerve result in both sensory and motor deficits within the hand. Functional outcomes following repair of this nerve have not performed as well as outcomes following repair of the median or radial nerves. Advances in imaging modalities may provide earlier means of identifying and diagnosing closed nerve injuries. Early neurorrhaphy of acute nerve injuries provides the best outcome, but consideration should also be given to performing distal motor nerve transfers to preserve hand intrinsic motor function when injuries occur at or above the proximal forearm. This article attempts to summarize the most recent trends within ulnar nerve repair.





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