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The effect of operative technique on ulnar nerve strain following surgery for cubital tunnel syndrome.

Authors
  • Mitchell, Justin
  • Dunn, John C
  • Kusnezov, Nicholas
  • Bader, Julia
  • Ipsen, Derek F
  • Forthman, Christopher L
  • Dykstra, Aaron
Type
Published Article
Journal
Hand (New York, N.Y.)
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2015
Volume
10
Issue
4
Pages
707–711
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s11552-015-9770-y
PMID: 26568727
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

An in situ release of the ulnar nerve at the elbow may relieve pressure on the nerve but does not address the problem of strain which may be the underlying pathology in many cases of ulnar neuropathy at the elbow (UNE). Transposition of the ulnar nerve anterior to the medial epicondyle addresses the problem of strain on the ulnar nerve. In addition, it does not create an increased strain on the ulnar nerve with elbow extension.

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