CUBITAL TUNNEL SYNDROME
What is this? Is it different to carpal tunnel syndrome?
Cubital tunnel syndrome is similar to carpal tunnel syndrome but it affects a different nerve at a different location. In cubital tunnel syndrome, the ulnar nerve is compressed or irritated on the inside of the elbow. Carpal tunnel syndrome affects the median nerve in the hand and wrist. They have similar symptoms and can both occur simultaneously.
How is it treated?
The first step is to carry out careful assessment and examination in the private hand surgery clinic. Our orthopedic consultant can perform specialised nerve tests which can be helpful to confirm the diagnosis. After a successful diagnosis it may be recommended that the patient undergo surgery to release the nerve and alleviate the symptoms and returning problems. This surgery has a high success rate.