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nbme20/Block 4/Question#24 (41.3 difficulty score)
A 27-year-old man comes to the physician ...
Deep branch of the ulnar nerve at the hook of the hamate bone🔍,📺
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 +10 
submitted by hello(315),
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 +6 
submitted by waterloo(76),

As so many posts mentioned this is an ulnar n. problem. cool. But you also have to be able to distinguish between ulnar nerve at the hook of hamate vs ulnar nerve as it courses through the flexor carpi ulnaris.

with the Froment sign you know the deep branches of the ulnar nerve are being effected. This guy is on his bike and rides for 8-10 hours a day - pretty cray. But that's how you know its more likely compression from the handlebars at the hook of the hamate bone and not on the side from his flexor carpi ulnaris.




 +5 
submitted by celeste(84),
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 +2 
submitted by neonem(571),
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 +2 
submitted by xxabi(260),
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 +0 
submitted by trazobone(35),

Why has no one commented about recurrent branch of median? Recurrent branch of the median nerve innervates all thenar muscles, with the exception of the adductor polis which is innervated by the ulnar.

Also the recurrent branch does not innervate interosseous muscles, that’s ulnar.

Also also Froment’s sign tests thumb adduction.