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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Ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow, generally defined as cubital tunnel syndrome, represents the second most common compression neuropathy of the upper extremity.
7) Decisional algorithms have been developed for patients with neuropathy of the ulnar nerve at the elbow to assist in selecting the surgical procedure for ulnar nerve entrapment (9) and to identify predictors of surgical outcomes.
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).
The composite score associates to the AAEM guidelines11-13 the use of F-wave parameters as follows: for the median nerve entrapment neuropathy in the carpal tunnel, the difference between F-wave average latency in the median nerve and ipsilateral ulnar nerve; for the ulnar nerve entrapment neuropathies, the F-wave average latency difference between the ulnar nerve and the ipsilateral median nerve and the right-left difference between the average F-wave velocity for the ulnar nerve.
Medial elbow pain coupled with parasthesias of the 4th and 5th digits is characteristic of cubital tunnel syndrome or ulnar nerve entrapment.
Incidence of ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow in repetitive work.
There was no ulnar nerve entrapment or radial and ulnar nerve stretch injury in our case.
The other neuropathy condition for differential diagnosis is ulnar nerve entrapment (UNE) which can be sonographically distinguished from leprosy by nerve enlargement which is usually at the sulcus or just above the elbow.
She has told her friends she has ulnar nerve entrapment, a common disorder that can result in a temporary paralysis," the friends said.
Musicians will be interested especially in various articles on neck and shoulder pain and impingement problems, disorders of the arm such as tennis elbow and ulnar nerve entrapment, and problems of the hand and wrist, including carpal tunnel syndrome and deQuervain's tendonitis.