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Cubital tunnel reconstruction for ulnar neuropathy in osteoarthritic elbows

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Description: We operated on 16 patients for ulnar neuropathy associated with osteoarthritis of the elbow. They were all male manual workers, with an average age of 51 years at the time of surgery. The severity of the symptoms was McGowan grade 1 in five patients, grade 2 in nine and grade 3 in two. The mean follow-up was 36 months. The operation consists of resecting the osteophytes around the postcondylar groove. The shallow and narrow cubital tunnel is made deep and wide and the ulnar nerve is replaced with its surrounding soft tissues in the enlarged groove. All patients were relieved of discomfort and all showed some improvement or full recovery of motor and sensory function. The ulnar nerve showed no evidence of irritation or adhesion. This procedure also allows early movement of the elbow after operation, because the subcutaneous tissues and muscles have not been detached.
Cubital tunnel reconstruction for ulnar neuropathy in osteoarthritic elbows. Tsujino A, Itoh Y, Hayashi K, Uzawa M. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1997 May;79(3):390-3. Full text

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