Natural History and Conservative Management of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Robert M Szabo, Christine Kwak

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Abstract

Successful treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome requires obtaining a history of the physical and environmental factors involved for each patient, conducting a thorough physical examination, and staging and implementing an individually tailored treatment plan. Rest and avoiding pressure on the nerve by activity modification might be sufficient. If symptoms persist, splint immobilization of the elbow is warranted. Keep in mind that the natural history of untreated cubital tunnel syndrome includes spontaneous improvement in approximately half of patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-318
Number of pages8
JournalHand Clinics
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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