Modified in situ decompression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow

Hand Clin. 1996 May;12(2):405-10.


Controversy continues to surround the treatment of ulnar nerve compression at the elbow in the cubital tunnel. By performing extensive segmental electrodiagnostic studies of the ulnar nerve through the cubital tunnel, accuracy of diagnosis is improved. In those patients with documented compression where the ulnar nerve enters the flexor carpi radialis, decompression of this area alone yields excellent results with rapid recovery.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Methods
  • Postoperative Care
  • Ulnar Nerve / surgery*
  • Ulnar Nerve Compression Syndromes / surgery*