Thursday, 5 June 2008

wasting of the small muscles of the hand

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examin this patient's hand.
describe your findings.
what are the causes of unilateral/bilateral wasting?

there is bilateral wasting and weakness of the thenar and hypothenar in addition to dorsal guttering.there is no evidance of Horner's syndrome.the patient is unable to unbutton his clothes.

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