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PERIPHERAL NERVE SURGERY


ULNAR NERVE ENTRAPMENT AT THE ELBOW

Ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow is the second most common nerve entrapment condition after carpal tunnel syndrome. This condition is also called cubital tunnel syndrome.

The ulnar nerve is one of the nerves that innervate the hand, and it is most commonly compressed at the elbow level in an area called the cubital tunnel. Symptoms include numbness and tingling as well as weakness, clumsiness, and loss of dexterity of the fingers.

Surgical treatment involves decompressing the nerve at the elbow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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