Cubital tunnel release by in situ decompression

Tuan Anh Tran, Robert M Szabo

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This chapter details the steps in performing an open approach to cubital tunnel in situ decompression. Decompression is achieved by ulnar nerve dissection and fascia release for minimal compression and traction of the ulnar nerve. Indications, essential steps, postoperative care, and sample operative dictation are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOperative Dictations in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783319406312
ISBN (Print)9783319406299
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Arcade of struthers
  • Cubital tunnel
  • Flexor carpi ulnaris
  • Flexor digitorum profundus
  • Flexor digitorum superficialis
  • In situ decompression
  • Intermuscular septum
  • Ulnar nerve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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