Cubital Tunnel Release at the Elbow

Omaha Orthopedic Animation by Dr. Darren Keiser MD

Cubital Tunnel Release at the Elbow

Elbow Cubital Tunnel Release in Omaha, Ne

cubital tunnel releaseThree bones come together to make up the elbow joint. The humerus is the bone in the upper arm. Two bones from the forearm (the radius and the ulna) form the lower part of the elbow. Each of these bones has a very distinct shape. Ligaments connected to the bones keep all of these bones in proper alignment.

The elbow is both a hinge joint and a ball and socket joint. As muscles contract and relax, two unique motions occur at the elbow.

> Bending occurs through a hinge joint that allows the elbow to bend and straighten. This is called flexion and extension, respectively.

> Rotation occurs though a ball and socket joint that allows the hand to be rotated palm up and palm down. This is called pronation and supination, respectively.

Elbow dislocations are not common. Elbow dislocations typically occur when a person falls onto an outstretched hand. When the hand hits the ground, the force is sent to the elbow. Usually, there is a turning motion in this force. This can drive and rotate the elbow out of its socket. Elbow dislocations can also happen in car accidents when the passengers reach forward to cushion the impact. The force that is sent through the arm can dislocate the elbow, just as in a fall.

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