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The Quad City Area’s Only Group of All Board-Certified
and
Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeons

The Quad City Area’s Only Group of All Board-Certified
and
Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeons

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Symptoms:

What is Cubital Tunnel Syndrome?

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the ulnar nerve, which runs through a tunnel in the elbow, becomes compressed. The condition can result from a variety of causes, including a previous fracture, swelling, arthritis, or having the elbow bent for excessive periods of time.

Non-surgical Treatments

Mild cases of cubital tunnel syndrome may be treated with splinting of the elbow at night, avoiding aggravating activities such as sustained or repetitive elbow flexion, anti-inflammatories, and/or therapy. While non-surgical treatment can relieve mild cases of the condition, surgery may be necessary if it continues to worsen.

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