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Sample NPTE Question 2013 #7

7.Hand of stone

A 30 year old male presents to outpatient rehabilitation with numbness and tingling on the 4th and 5th fingers of the left hand consistent with nerve entrapment symptoms.  Upon further examination, it is noted that the patient has normal sensation on the dorsum of the hand on the ulnar side.  Where is the MOST likely source of nerve entrapment?

  1. Guyon’s Canal
  2. Carpal Tunnel
  3. Cubital Tunnel
  4. 1st Rib

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