Endoscopic ulnar nerve decompression and transposition

Gregory Bain, Margaret Woon Man Fok

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Cubital tunnel syndrome is the second most common compressive neuropathy in the upper extremity. Decompression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow is indicated when conservative therapies failed. However, in the situation where the affected ulnar nerve is subluxatable, anterior transposition is warranted in order to achieve a sustainable good outcome. Traditionally surgical decompression and anterior transposition are performed in an open method. As the endoscopic techniques have evolved (Hoffmann and Siemionow, JHSB. 31:23–29, 2006), the nerve can now be decompressed and transpose, with minimally invasive techniques (Watts and Bain, JHSA. 34:1492–1498, 2009).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSurgical Techniques for Trauma and Sports Related Injuries of the Elbow
EditorsGregory Bain, Denise Eygendaal, Roger P. van Riet
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783662589311
ISBN (Print)9783662589304
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Ulnar nerve
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Endoscopic release
  • Anterior transposition
  • Peripheral neuropathy


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