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Cubital Tunnel

Cubital Tunnel

What is Cubital Tunnel?

Cubital tunnel syndrome, similar to carpal tunnel syndrome, but is caused by compression of a nerve in the elbow. This causes numbness and/or tingling typically in the ring and small fingers.

Common symptoms:

People with cubital tunnel typically experience pain on the inside of their elbow. Additionally, due to the compression on ulnar nerve, people notice a weaker grip, and difficulty moving certain fingers especially the ring and/or little finger.

Treatment plan:

Treatment may involve using an elbow pad, medications, occupational therapy, or surgery. This surgery is usually done in a minimally invasive technique, also known as endoscopic, utilizing a smaller than standard incision. A camera is then used to visualize the structures that compress the nerve, followed by releasing them. Overall, the endoscopic procedure allows quick recovery and minimal down time. In most cases, this can be done with just mild sedation and local anesthesia.

Cubital Tunnel

If you would like more information on cubital tunnel, we invite you to review an educational website endorsed by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.