Hypothenar hammer syndrome: Case report and literature review

Marcus P. Carr, Giles W. Becker, Mihra S. Taljanovic, Wendy E. McCurdy

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Hypothenar hammer syndrome is a rare but serious cause of digital ischemia and morbidity. Presented here is a case of a manual laborer who had symptoms of digital ischemia after acute hyperextension injury to the ring finger. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed thrombosed ulnar artery aneurysm. Etiology, presentation, and current treatments are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)868-871
Number of pages4
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2019


  • Hypothenar hammer syndrome
  • MR angiogram
  • MR imaging
  • Ulnar artery aneurysm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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