It is the compression of the ulnar nerve as it passes superficially in the inner part of the elbow, passing between two bony prominences, or as it continues through a structure formed by the muscles, ligaments and muscle tendons right here.
Causes of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
- Situations that require the elbow to be bent for a long time (working on elbows, etc.)
- Impacts, fractures and dislocations on the elbow
- Masses in the elbow
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Findings
- Pain, numbness and tingling, especially in the ring (4th finger) and little finger (5th finger), are the most common symptoms.
- Pain, numbness and burning extending to the elbow and forearm.
- In some patients, weakness in hand muscles and poor dexterity may be observed.
- In these patients, the diagnosis is made by physical examination and Electromyography (EMG).
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Treatment
- Avoiding movements that strain the elbow
- Using elbow splints
- Anti-inflammatory drugs
- Steroid injection
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Surgery
Releasing the nerve, if necessary, loosening it from the groove in which it is stuck and slightly changing the transition point.