cubital tunnel syndrome


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cubital tunnel syndrome

a group of symptoms that develop from compression of the ulnar nerve within the cubital tunnel at the elbow; can include paresthesia into the fourth and fifth digits and weakness of some of the intrinsic muscles of the hand.

cu·bi·tal tun·nel syn·drome

(kyū'bi-tăl tŭn'ĕl sin'drōm)
A group of symptoms that develop from compression of the ulnar nerve within the cubital tunnel at the elbow (i.e., medial part of elbow); can include paresthesia into the fourth and fifth digits and weakness of the intrinsic muscles of the hand.

cubital tunnel syndrome

Medial elbow pain, hand fatigue, and sensations in the fourth and fifth fingers resulting from ulnar nerve damage in the cubital tunnel. This condition is frequently seen in throwing athletes.
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Cubital tunnel syndrome is a concise term for conditions that result in strain on the ulnar nerve at the elbow.
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She presented data from a prospective study in which 169 patients and 109 controls were evaluated for carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes using Tinel's sign, Phalen's test, elbow flexion, and the scratch-collapse test.
Two unrelated men aged 40 and 42 years, respectively, were referred for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on separate occasions, with elbow pain and suspected cubital tunnel syndrome.
A diagnosis of cubital tunnel syndrome of unknown aetiology was made.
A diagnosis of cubital tunnel syndrome was made, with both the olecranon spur and the anconeus epitrochlearis muscle being implicated in the aetiology.
Pathological compression gives rise to cubital tunnel syndrome.
All were found to be suffering from cubital tunnel syndrome, with one having carpal tunnel syndrome in addition.
The precise window for motor recovery in humans still isn't known, but a review of data from 136 patients with carpal tunnel syndrome and 20 with cubital tunnel syndrome (a compression injury of the ulnar nerve in the elbow) showed that the shorter the period from onset of symptoms to surgery, the greater the degree of motor recovery.
A major orthopaedic group specifically asked us to design a less cumbersome and more comfortable splint for treating Cubital Tunnel Syndrome," said Dean Stanton, General Manager of PPI.
The role of splinting and rehabilitation in the treatment of carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes.