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Patient Outcomes

Two months postoperatively, sensory exam revealed no light touch sensation in the right ulnar nerve distribution. Pinch and grip strength were 4 and 20 lbs, respectively, compared to 12 and 65 lbs on the left. Tinel’s sign with ulnar radiation was present 3 cm proximal to the wrist crease. Given the typical nerve regeneration rate of one mm per day, or one inch per month, a longer period of follow-up is required to observe ulnar nerve recovery. This follow-up is pending.