entrapment neuropathy; history; osborne's ligament; pain; peripheral neuropathy; surgical anatomy; ulnar nerve
When discussing the pathophysiology of ulnar neuropathy, Geoffrey Vaughan Osborne described a fibrous band that can be responsible for the symptoms seen in this disorder. In this paper, we take a glimpse at the life of Osborne and review the anatomy and surgical significance of Osborne's ligament. This band of tissue connects the two heads of the flexor carpi ulnaris and thus forms the roof of the cubital tunnel. To our knowledge, no prior publication has reviewed the history of this ligament, and very few authors have studied its anatomy in any detail. Therefore, the aim of the present paper is to elucidate this structure that is often implicated and surgically transected to decompress the ulnar nerve at the elbow.
Neurosciences (Brain & Spine)
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Granger, Andre; Sardi, Juan P; Iwanaga, Joe; Wilson, Thomas J; Yang, Lynda; Loukas, Marios; Oskouian, Rod J; and Tubbs, R Shane, "Osborne's Ligament: A Review of its History, Anatomy, and Surgical Importance." (2017). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 1575.