CUBITAL TUNNEL SYNDROME - PHOTOS & INFO
​Below you will be provided with photographs and information from surgeries of patients with CUBITAL TUNNEL SYNDROME.

SURGERY OF PATIENT I:


This was a lady in her 50’s who presented to the office with persistent numbness and tingling to the ring and little fingers and weakness in grip strength. After having failed conservative measures with injections and an elbow pad, we took her to the operating room for decompression of the ulnar nerve and an anterior submuscular transposition. That means that we moved the nerve underneath muscle.

 

In the photograph, the nerve has been isolated on its superficial surface and, to a limited extent, on its deep surface as indicated by the metal instrument tenting the nerve up demonstrating it for the viewer.

 

SURGERY OF PATIENT II:

 


In this photograph, one can see the nerve completely decompressed, freed up and a segment of a blue towel has been placed underneath the nerve, and in the midst of that portion of the nerve underneath the towel, one can see a narrowed and reddened segment of the nerve indicating tremendous compression at that level. Also, if one is carefully looking at this, one can appreciate the swelling in the nerve which is called preconstruction swelling indicating a substantial nerve compression.


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