Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Entrapment of the ulnar nerve is most frequently observed in the cubital tunnel, and is observed more frequently in males and most often on the right side. It may occur bilaterally, at times associated with diabetes or alcoholism, and in some instances may occur years after any precipitating trauma. This has been referred to as a “tardy ulnar paralysis.” Whereas direct trauma to the nerve will result in the neuropathy, stretching and compression with subsequent changes in the nerve will result in dysfunction.
KeywordsUlnar Nerve Medial Epicondyle Cubital Tunnel Flexor Digitorum Profundus Ulnar Neuropathy
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References and Further Reading
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