Ultrasound-guided steroid injection to treat mild ulnar neuropathy at the elbow

Muscle Nerve. 2011 Jul;44(1):128-30. doi: 10.1002/mus.22091. Epub 2011 Jun 9.


There exists no "gold standard" in the treatment of ulnar neuropathy at the elbow (UNE). We treated 7 patients with mild UNE using a local steroid injection with ultrasonographic monitoring. At clinical follow-up after 6 weeks, 4 patients had improved, 2 were stable, and 1 reported an increase in symptoms. Ultrasound-guided steroid injection in mild UNE is safe and could be effective. Further investigation is needed to prove its efficacy.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Elbow / diagnostic imaging*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Steroids / administration & dosage*
  • Ulnar Neuropathies / diagnostic imaging*
  • Ulnar Neuropathies / drug therapy*
  • Ultrasonography


  • Steroids