Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (Ulnar Groove Syndrome)

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.