1. Anatomy of the Ulnar Nerve and Cubital Tunnel
2. Cubital Tunnel: History and Physical Examination
3. Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: Evaluation and Diagnosis
4. Diagnostic Testing: Alternative Modalities
5. Cubital Tunnel: Nonsurgical Management
6. Nonsurgical Management: The Role of Therapy
7. Simple Decompression (In Situ and Endoscopic)
8. Anterior Transposition in Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
9. Minimal Medial Epicondylectomy
10. Anterior Interosseous Nerve to Ulnar Nerve Transfer
11. Management of the “Failed” Cubital Tunnel Release
12. Cubital Tunnel Rehabilitation
13. Postoperative Outcomes of Cubital Tunnel Release
14. Management of Complications of Cubital Tunnel Surgery
15. Management of Chronic Ulnar Neuropathy
Cubital tunnel syndrome is the second most common compression neuropathy in the upper extremity. While the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome is relatively straightforward, there is much debate regarding the most efficient diagnostic methods, appropriate non-surgical management, and surgical management of cubital tunnel syndrome.
This unique book is sensibly divided into three thematic sections. Part one reviews the relevant anatomy and presents the physical exam and diagnostic test modalities, along with non-surgical treatment strategies such as splinting and injections as well as the role of physical therapy. Surgical treatment strategies are discussed in detail in part two, including decompression, anterior transposition, minimal medial epicondyectomy and ulnar motor nerve transfer. Management of the failed release is highlighted here as well. Part three describes outcomes, acute and chronic complications and rehabilitation. Case material will be included where appropriate to provide real-world illustration of the presentations and procedures discussed.
Practical yet comprehensive, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome will be an excellent resource for orthopedic, hand and plastic surgeons, trainees and residents, with content that will also be useful for physical therapists and rehabilitation specialists.
• Discusses everything from pre-operative work-up to the post-operative rehabilitation for cubital tunnel syndrome
• Divided into three sections covering diagnosis and non-surgical treatment, surgical treatment, and complications, outcomes and rehabilitation
• A excellent resource for orthopedic, hand, and plastic surgeons, as well as physical therapists
John R. Fowler, MD, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Medical Student Research, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA