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
16 November 2017
24 November 2017
05 January 2018 (eFirst)
We would like to thank Drs. Luchetti et al for their comment related to our recent article published in Journal of Wrist Surgery. 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). This would be helpful for hand surgeons to remind any possible causes preoperatively which might confirm the ulnar nerve compression at the wrist.
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- 2 Nam Y, Hwang S, Eo S. An aberrant abductor digiti minimi muscle crossing Guyon's canal. J Wrist Surg 2017; 6 (03) 235-237
- 3 Harvie P, Patel N, Ostlere SJ. Prevalence and epidemiological variation of anomalous muscles at Guyon's canal. J Hand Surg [Br] 2004; 29 (01) 26-29