The Incidence of Electrophysiologically Identified Froment-Rauber Nerve in the General Population


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  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Jacksonville, Florida: 11-007070
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 11-007070

About this study

The purpose of this study is to determine the frequency of the presence of a normal variation of a nerve in the arm in the general population.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Clinical history of generalized or arm symptoms
  2. No history of upper extremity mononeuropathy (e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar neuropathy, or radial neuropathy) or cervical radiculopathy
  3. No history of surgery involving the ulnar nerve (e.g. nerve transposition)
  4. Normal motor and sensory examination of the upper extremities
  5. Normal routine EMG (nerve conduction studies and needle examination, including needle examination of the FDI)
  6. Age > 18 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Findings of other neuromuscular process on EMG (median neuropathy,ulnar neuropathy, radial neuropathy, brachial plexopathy, C8-T1 radiculopathy, myopathy, motor neuron disease, peripheral neuropathy, etc.)
  • Previous ulnar nerve surgery

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

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Mayo Clinic Location Status

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Devon Rubin, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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