cubital tunnel


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cubital tunnel

An obsolete term that formerly dignified the canalicular space between the two heads of the ulnar flexor muscle of carpus, a space which carries the ulnar nerve.
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This is the most common nerve entrapment - but the next most common is cubital tunnel syndrome.
The SegWAY platform is also used in minimally invasive surgery for cubital tunnel syndrome, gastrocnemius equinus contracture and plantar fasciitis.
On physical exam, the patient had tenderness over the first webspace and the right cubital tunnel. Tinel, Phalen, and Spurling signs were negative bilaterally.
Therefore, this study proposed a new technique using cubital tunnel retinaculum (CTR) with suture anchor to rebuild normal MCL architecture in elbow stiffness patients.
Ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow--also known as cubital tunnel syndrome (CuTS)--is a common condition partly derived from the elbow anatomy (1).
It can lead to weakness in hand muscles, multiple tendon inflammation (tenosynovitis) nerve compression (carpal tunnel syndrome & cubital tunnel syndrome) and chronic neck pain (Cervical spondylitis)," said Dr Ishwar Bohra, Sr.
The following case report describes a case of cubital tunnel syndrome developed in association with tophaceous compression and resolved with surgical decompression in a patient with chronic gouty arthritis.
His areas of expertise includes surgery for nerve compressions such as carpal or cubital tunnel, Dupuytren's disease, tendon problems, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as hand, wrist and finger injuries.
At the cubital tunnel, the ulnar nerve was decompressed in situ; decompression at the Guyon's canal included the sensory and motor branches of the ulnar nerve.
In the upper extremities, median nerve entrapment in the carpal tunnel and ulnar nerve entrapment in the cubital tunnel are most commonly diagnosed (2, 5).