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funny bone,

highly sensitive area at the back of the elbow where the ulnar nerve passes close to the surface of the skin in a groove between end prominences of the humerus (the upper arm bone) and the ulna (the large forearm bone). A blow to the area causes the nerve to compress against bone, producing a characteristic tingling in the forearm and the last two fingers.

funny bone

the area near the elbow where the ulnar nerve is close to the surface of the skin: when it is struck, a sharp tingling sensation is experienced along the forearm and hand
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The involvement of one nerve was noted in 48% of the total number of ulnar nerve injuries, in 39% of the median nerve damage and in 13% of the radial nerve injury.
Ten subjects participated in a repeated trial, four on the median nerve and six on the ulnar nerve (Figure 5).
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The ulnar nerve was stimulated at the wrist 12 cm from the active electrode, about 3-4 cm distal to the medial epicondyle (below the elbow), and 10-12 cm proximal to that site (above the elbow).
The ulnar nerve was intact throughout its course in the canal with no macroscopic pathology.
While the ulnar nerve is the most commonly used nerve for NMFM, many others have been used.
The pain was along the ulnar nerve distribution and was often associated with tingling and numbness.
Median and ulnar nerve motor conduction studies were performed by recording the CMAP from the abductor pollicis brevis (APB) and abductor digiti mini (ADM) muscles respectively with disposable surface electrodes placed in a belly-tendon arrangement.
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He described the transfer of a single redundant fascicle from the ulnar nerve directly coapted to the biceps motor fascicle.