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Minimal Medial Epicondylectomy

  • Loukia K. Papatheodorou
  • Dean G. Sotereanos
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Abstract

The minimal medial epicondylectomy is an effective alternative technique for the surgical treatment of primary or recurrent cubital tunnel syndrome. This technique can address the compressive and tensile forces on the ulnar nerve while preserving the ulnar nerve’s intraneural and extraneural blood supply as compared to other ulnar nerve transposition techniques. To avoid the potential complication of medial elbow instability, it is important to preserve the anterior band of the medial collateral ligament excising less than 20% of medial epicondyle in the coronal plane.

Keywords

Cubital tunnel syndrome Medial epicondylectomy Minimal medial epicondylectomy Recurrent cubital tunnel syndrome Ulnar nerve compression Ulnar neuropathy at the elbow 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Loukia K. Papatheodorou
    • 1
  • Dean G. Sotereanos
    • 1
  1. 1.Orthopaedic Specialists – UPMCUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA

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