Jnl Wrist Surg
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1615803
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Response to: An Aberrant Abductor Digiti Minimi Muscle Crossing the Guyon's Canal with Intermittent Compression of Nerve: Crucial Diagnostic Role of Nerve and Muscle Ultrasound

YongSeok Nam
Department of Anatomy, Institute for Applied Anatomy, The Catholic University, College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
,
SeungHwan Hwang
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dongguk University Medical Center, GoYang, South Korea
,
SuRak Eo
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dongguk University Medical Center, GoYang, South Korea
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16 November 2017

24 November 2017

Publication Date:
05 January 2018 (eFirst)

An Aberrant Abductor Digiti Minimi Muscle Crossing Guyon's Canal with Intermittent Compression of Nerve: Crucial Diagnostic Role of Nerve and Muscle Ultrasound

We would like to thank Drs. Luchetti et al[1] for their comment related to our recent article published in Journal of Wrist Surgery.[2] Our study has been derived from cadaveric dissections and not the clinical circumstances which they had noted on. We described the double origins of the aberrant abductor digiti minimi (ADM) muscle with vivid photos in detail. We definitely agree with their comment for the preoperative evaluation clinically using ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).[3] This would be helpful for hand surgeons to remind any possible causes preoperatively which might confirm the ulnar nerve compression at the wrist.