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Muscle Wasting / Muscle Atrophy

One can appreciate from this photo that there is significant lower limb wasting (or muscle atrophy) of the right leg compared to the left. The right leg is also shorter compared to the left. Muscle wasting (or atrophy) is due to denervation of the muscle ...

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Lower Limb Wasting, Pes Cavus and Clawing of Toes

In this photo, there is apparent leg-length discrepancy and wasting of the lower limb muscles – the left side relatively more severe. Typical pes cavus (high-arched foot) are seen on both sides. Clawing of the toes can also be seen. This sign is postulated to ...

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Ulnar Neuropathy

These two photos (Figures 1 and 2) show wasting of the left small hand muscles including the interosseous muscles, 3rd and 4th lumbricals and hypothenar muscles. The picture also shows an ulnar claw hand in which there is extension of the metacarpophalangeal joints and flexion ...

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