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Ulnar claw

Summary of Ulnar claw
An ulnar claw is an abnormal hand position that develops due to a problem with the ulnar nerve. A hand in ulnar claw position will have the fourth and fifth fingers drawn towards the back of the hand at the first knuckle and curled towards the palm at the second and third knuckles.



Nervous system


Central nervous system disorders
Central and peripheral nervous system disorders
Peripheral nervous system disorders
Autonomic nervous system disorders
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High Yield Notes
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Ulnar claw

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USMLE® Step 1 style questions USMLE

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USMLE® Step 2 style questions USMLE

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A 23-year-old woman comes to the office because of reduced movement of her right hand. Her hand takes a claw-like appearance even when relaxed. She has noticed a hollowed-out area between the thumb and forefinger. Physical examination shows hyper-extension of her metacarpo-phalangeal joints with flexion of the distal and proximal interphalangeal joints of the 4th and 5th fingers. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

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