Cubital tunnel release with lift-type endoscopic surgery.

Y. Nakao, S. Takayama, Y. Toyama

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Abstract

A new technique of endoscopic release of the ulnar nerve at the elbow was designed for cubital tunnel syndrome. After three 5 mm incisions were made along the line of the ulnar nerve, the skin and subcutaneous tissue were lifted up using a fine tape to produce a provisional space. An endoscope was inserted through the one incision, and the constricting ligaments and fascia were released using a retrograde knife inserted through the other incision under endoscopic vision. Eight patients were treated using this method, and successful results were achieved. No neurovascular complications occurred, and all pre-operative complaints were resolved within three weeks. Our surgical series indicated an earlier return to work and daily activity due to early healing of incisions and minimal post-operative pain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-203
Number of pages5
JournalHand surgery : an international journal devoted to hand and upper limb surgery and related research : journal of the Asia-Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand
Volume6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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Ulnar Nerve
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Nerve Tissue
Return to Work
Endoscopes
Fascia
Subcutaneous Tissue
Elbow
Ligaments
Pain
Skin

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