Nerve conduction test- To find out the compression of the nerve. This test is done to examine how fast the signals travel down the nerve across elbow
X-ray- This is done to examine the bones of the elbow.
MRI Cervical Spine- is always done to rule out any compression of the nerve in the spine
Cubital tunnel release- The roof of the cubital tunnel is a ligament and, in this cubital tunnel syndrome surgery, the doctor cuts and divide this ligament which makes the tunnel bigger and release pressure on the ulnar nerve.
Ulnar nerve anterior transposition– In this surgery, your ulnar nerve from behind the elbow is moved to the front, close to the skin to stop the nerve getting stretched during elbow flexion.
Medial epicondylectomy – In this surgery, a part of the medial epicondyle is removed to release the nerve to prevent it from compression.
Post operatively you have to wear a splint on the arm for the next two to three weeks. To regain motion and strength, physical therapy is suggested.
If you have been suggested to undergo cubital tunnel syndrome surgery for entrapment of ulnar nerve, get a second opinion from cubital tunnel surgeon to explore other cubital tunnel syndrome treatment options available.
Consult Dr. Arun with a professional experience of more than 13 years in the field of Neurosurgery