Cubital Tunnel Release at the Elbow

Omaha Orthopedic Animation by Dr. Darren Keiser MD

Cubital Tunnel Release

Elbow Cubital Tunnel Release in Omaha, Ne

cubital tunnel releaseUlnar nerve entrapment occurs when the ulnar nerve in the arm becomes compressed or irritated.

The ulnar nerve is one of the three main nerves in your arm. It travels from your neck down into your hand and can be constricted in several places along the way, such as beneath the collarbone or at the wrist. The most common place for compression of the nerve is behind the inside part of the elbow. Ulnar nerve compression at the elbow is called cubital tunnel syndrome.

Numbness and tingling in the hand and fingers are common symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome. In most cases, symptoms can be managed with nonsurgical treatments like changes in activities and bracing. If nonsurgical methods do not improve your symptoms, or if the nerve compression is causing muscle weakness or damage in your hand, your doctor may recommend surgery.

Content provided by Ortho AAOS: https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases–conditions/ulnar-nerve-entrapment-at-the-elbow-cubital-tunnel-syndrome/

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