Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Surgery

What is Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Surgery?

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How does it help?

The surgery helps immensely when the nerve compression is more severe and the condition cannot be managed conservatively. The treatment effectively releases the pressure on the ...

How is it done?

What are the benefit and risks of this procedure?

The surgery has revolutionised the world of medical procedures, but it does have a few risks.

The advantages of the surgery are:

  • Stops the damage in the ulnar nerve.
  • Releases pressure on the ulnar nerve.
  • Works well when conservative therapy fails to relieve symptoms.

The risks associated with the surgery are:

  • Small branches of the nerve are likely to get affected.
  • Infection.
  • Elbow instability and elbow flexion contracture.
  • Reaction to anaesthesia.
  • Pain at the site of the scar.

The limitations of the surgery are:

  • A Probable nerve damage causing numbness around the elbow. The surgery might not be able to improve the symptoms.

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