General principles of patient evaluation and nonoperative management of cubital syndrome

Hand Clin. 1996 May;12(2):397-403.


Cubital tunnel syndrome is reported to be the second most common entrapment neuropathy in the upper extremity. We can now easily appreciate how ulnar nerve pathology can occur at the elbow in the absence of trauma. We can also appreciate the role of conservative management in the treatment of a condition that previously was thought to be a surgical disease.

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Ulnar Nerve Compression Syndromes / diagnosis*
  • Ulnar Nerve Compression Syndromes / physiopathology
  • Ulnar Nerve Compression Syndromes / therapy