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Cubital Tunnel Syndrome eMedicine Orthopedics

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Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1231663-overview

Description: Feindel and Stratford (1958) were the first to use the term cubital tunnel. They emphasized that the ulnar nerve is compressed at the elbow because of anatomic peculiarities to that region. In 1898, Curtis performed the first published case of management for ulnar nerve neuropathy at the elbow, which consisted of a subcutaneous anterior transposition.
Affected patients often experience numbness and tingling along the little finger and the ulnar half of the ring finger. This discomfort is often accompanied by weakness of grip and, rarely, by intrinsic wasting.
Synonyms and related keywords: compressed ulnar nerve, ulnar nerve compression, ulnar nerve neuropathy at the elbow, numb finger, compressive neuropathy
Verheyden & Palmer 2007 Updated: Jun 26, 2009

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