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Cubital Tunnel Surgery

Ulnar Nerve Entrapment

To fix this, we use a surgery known as Cubital Tunnel Surgery, or Ulnar Nerve Transposition, where we make a small incision over the top of the nerve and we carefully move the nerve by mobilizing it from the top part of the nerve down to the corner of the elbow. This nerve then can be lifted up and placed on the top part of the elbow in order to stop the pain.

After surgery, a cast or splint is applied to the elbow to maintain a bent position for healing. This may stay on for approximately two to four weeks. After this time period, physical therapy exercises can start, and the muscle stretching and toning exercises can begin. It may take three to six months to make a complete recovery.