Evaluation of surgical outcome of cubital tunnel syndrome
Author(s): Dr. Jawdat Abed AlKareem Al-Obaidy, Dr. Naufal Salman Mohammed Hassan and Salah Mahdi Saleh
Abstract:Background: The ulnar nerve may be compressed in several points along its path, but the most frequent location is at the level of the elbow, known as cubital tunnel syndrome.
Objective: The description of the clinical results obtained in 61 ulnar neuropathies operated (59 patients) with this surgical technique.
Results: The average age of the patients was 44.8±6.5 years, 61 elbows were operated on 59 patients, 25 male (42.4%) and 34 female (57.6%). The left elbow was operated in 43 cases (70.5%) and right in 18 (29.5%). Two women in the current study undergo operation for both elbows and grade II found in 25 cases. Open in situ decompression is the most common type of surgery 42 patients, in which 17 (40.5%) were males and 25(59.5%) were females. The subcutaneous transposition was 8 when males represents 6 (75.0%) of the patients, and only 2(25.0%) were females, 6 patients were treated by medial epicondylectomy when equal number for both gender were found, and only (5.1%) were treated by sub-muscular transposition.
Conclusion: Open in situ decompression is the most common surgical procedure especially in female in Cubital tunnels syndrome surgery.
Dr. Jawdat Abed AlKareem Al-Obaidy, Dr. Naufal Salman Mohammed Hassan, Salah Mahdi Saleh. Evaluation of surgical outcome of cubital tunnel syndrome. Nat J Clin Orthop 2019;3(3):40-43 DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/orthor.2019.v3.i3a.160