Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at the Elbow (Cubital Tunnel Syndrome)

Elbow Diseases & Conditions - Adelaide Orthopaedic Specialist

Ulnar nerve entrapment occurs when the ulnar nerve (one of the three main nerves in your arm) becomes compressed or irritated. Numbness and tingling in the hand and fingers are common symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome

In most cases, symptoms can be managed with conservative treatments like changes in activities and bracing. If conservative methods do not improve your symptoms, or if the nerve compression is causing muscle weakness or damage in your hand, your doctor may recommend surgery.

Dr James McLean provides consultation and various treatments for Ulnar nerve entrapment and a wide variety of other elbow conditions in his multiple practice locations in Adelaide and Darwin. With his extensive experience in treating upper limb conditions, he works with his patients to create tailored treatment plans which yield the best possible outcomes for their injuries. Click here for more information on other conditions involving the shoulder, hand, wrist, and elbow which Dr James McLean has a special interest in treating.

This page was adapted from https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases--conditions/ulnar-nerve-entrapment-at-the-elbow-cubital-tunnel-syndrome: click the link to read more about the condition. To find out more about Ulnar nerve entrapment or to book a consultation, contact Dr James McLean.

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