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Retrospective, nonrandomized analysis of subcutaneous anterior transposition versus in situ decompression of the ulnar nerve of military service members.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2019 Apr;28(4):751-756

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, USA.

Hypothesis: The objective of this study was to compare the subjective and objective midterm functional clinical outcomes of subcutaneous anterior transposition (SAT) vs. in situ decompression (SD) of the ulnar nerve for the treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome.

Methods: The US Military Health System was queried to identify all cases of ulnar neuroplasty (Current Procedural Terminology code 64718) between 2006 and 2010. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jse.2018.12.005DOI Listing

Diagnostic value of ultrasonography versus electrodiagnosis in ulnar neuropathy.

Med Devices (Auckl) 2019 22;12:81-88. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, Rofaydeh Rehabilitation Hospital, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran,

Purpose: Ulnar neuropathy at elbow is the second-most common compression neuropathy. The main aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic value of ultrasonography (US) as an alternative method to electrodiagnosis (EDX), which had traditionally been used as the method of choice.

Methods: This diagnostic study was conducted on 66 participants (32 patients` elbows and 34 normal elbows) referred for EDX. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/MDER.S196106DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6390865PMC
February 2019
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Outcomes of ulnar nerve anterior transmuscular transposition and significance of ulnar nerve instability in cubital tunnel syndrome.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Advanced Orthopaedics Associates, PA, Wichita, KS, USA; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, Wichita, KS, USA. Electronic address:

Background: We investigated the experience of a single surgeon with ulnar nerve anterior transmuscular transposition with the patient in the lateral decubitus position for cubital tunnel syndrome.

Methods: The medical records of all patients who underwent primary or revision ulnar nerve anterior transmuscular transposition were screened to define a cohort of 156 patients (162 limbs) for further study of demographic and disease-specific data and retrospective assessment of short-term outcomes. Ulnar neuropathy severity was stratified by McGowan grade. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jse.2018.11.054DOI Listing
February 2019
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Sleeve-Shaped Neurothekeoma of the Ulnar Nerve: A Unique Case of a Still Unclear Pathological Entity.

Hand (N Y) 2019 Feb 14:1558944719828008. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

1 Fondazione I.R.C.C.S Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy.

Background: Neurothekeomas are slow-growing, well-circumscribed benign neoplasms. They usually involve cutaneous or subcutaneous tissues. Although originally described as myxomas deriving from nerve sheath cells, their exact histological classification is still uncertain. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1558944719828008DOI Listing
February 2019
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Ulnar Distribution Paresthesia, Weakness and Atrophy: a Characteristic Presentation of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome.

J Gen Intern Med 2019 Feb 12. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Department of Internal Medicine, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, 94115, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11606-019-04866-2DOI Listing
February 2019
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Supercharge End-to-Side Anterior Interosseous Nerve to Ulnar Motor Nerve Transfer for Severe Ulnar Neuropathy: Two Cases Suggesting Recovery Secondary to Nerve Transfer.

J Orthop Case Rep 2018 Sep-Oct;8(5):25-28

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of British Columbia St. Paul's Hospital -3rd Floor, Room 339A 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6, Canada.

Introduction: The supercharged end-to-side (SETS) anterior interosseous nerve (AIN) to ulnar nerve transfer has been recently described for severe cubital tunnel syndrome. Previous studies have suggested that this technique augments or "babysits" the motor end plates until reinnervation occurs; however, it has more recently been suggested that reinnervation occurs by the donor nerve as evidenced in animal research.

Case Report: We present two cases of rapidly progressive ulnar neuropathy who underwent a SETS AIN to ulnar nerve transfer who demonstrated improvement in their electrodiagnostic studies in addition to improvement in their clinical and patient-reported outcome's scores postoperatively. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13107/jocr.2250-0685.1194DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6367287PMC
February 2019
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Case report: Acute cubital tunnel syndrome in a hemophiliac patient.

SAGE Open Med Case Rep 2019 16;7:2050313X18824814. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, VCU Medical Center, Richmond, VA, USA.

A 24-year-old right-hand dominant male with severe Hemophilia A presented with acute elbow pain, associated paresthesias, and weakness in the ulnar nerve distribution after upper body weight lifting. In the week prior, he missed three doses of Factor VIII replacement. After no improvement with conservative measures, he was taken to the operating room urgently for decompression and was noted to have a perineural hematoma in the cubital tunnel. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2050313X18824814DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6350128PMC
January 2019
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Comparison of Surgical Encounter Direct Costs for Three Methods of Cubital Tunnel Decompression.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2019 Feb;143(2):503-510

Salt Lake City, Utah From the Department of Orthopaedics, Division of Public Health, and the Department of Pediatric Research Enterprise, School of Medicine, University of Utah.

Background: In situ decompression, subcutaneous transposition, and submuscular transposition for cubital tunnel syndrome have historically yielded similar outcomes. The authors' null hypothesis is that no differences exist in surgical encounter total direct costs for in situ decompression, subcutaneous transposition, and submuscular transposition.

Methods: Adult patients treated surgically for cubital tunnel syndrome by four fellowship-trained hand surgeons between August of 2011 and December of 2016 were identified by CPT code (64718) at their tertiary academic institution. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000005196DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6352723PMC
February 2019
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Prospective evaluation of sleep improvement after cubital tunnel decompression surgery.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2019 Jan 23. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Background: Compromised sleep is a known phenomenon with compressive neuropathies such as carpal tunnel syndrome. However, the prevalence of sleep disturbance with cubital tunnel syndrome (CuTS) and the effect on sleep after ulnar nerve decompression are not well understood. We hypothesized that CuTS results in sleep disturbances and that decompression surgery would result in improvement in overall sleep quality. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jse.2018.11.046DOI Listing
January 2019
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Ulnar Nerve Anterior Transmuscular Transposition in the Lateral Decubitus Position.

J Hand Surg Am 2019 Jan 23. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, Wichita, KS.

Ulnar nerve anterior transmuscular transposition is a well-accepted surgical technique for the treatment of ulnar nerve entrapment or subluxation at the elbow. The procedure, which addresses both compression and traction forces on the nerve, may be performed with the patient in the lateral decubitus position, allowing direct access to and excellent visualization of the ulnar nerve through an incision on the posteromedial aspect of the elbow. This report reviews the surgical indications and contraindications, pertinent anatomy, patient positioning rationale and method, surgical technique, postoperative management, and potential complications for this ulnar nerve transposition procedure. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhsa.2018.11.009DOI Listing
January 2019
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Cross-Palm Nerve Grafts to Enhance Sensory Recovery in Severe Ulnar Neuropathy.

Hand (N Y) 2019 Jan 24:1558944718822851. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

1 Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, USA.

Background: Intrinsic atrophy and debilitating sensory loss are prominent features of severe ulnar neuropathy with limited surgical options to reliably improve recovery. Restoration of sensation is important to provide protection for the vulnerable ulnar border of the hand. Here, we report our experience with side-to-side sensory nerve grafting from the median to ulnar nerve in the palm to enhance ulnar sensory recovery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1558944718822851DOI Listing
January 2019
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False-Positive Rates for Nerve Conduction Studies and Ultrasound in Patients Without Clinical Signs and Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

J Hand Surg Am 2019 Mar 8;44(3):181-185. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

Department of Orthopaedics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

Purpose: The purpose of the study was to determine the rate of false positives for nerve conduction studies (NCSs) and ultrasound (US) in a population without signs and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) using a CTS-6 score of 0 as the reference standard.

Methods: Patients were included in this study if they were referred for NCSs for a reason other than CTS (cubital tunnel syndrome and/or cervical radiculopathy) and they had a CTS-6 score of 0. An US measurement of the cross-sectional area (CSA) of the median nerve at the level of the carpal tunnel inlet was performed by a certified ultrasound technician. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhsa.2018.11.010DOI Listing
March 2019
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The cubital tunnel syndrome caused by intraneural ganglion cyst of the ulnar nerve at the elbow: a case report.

BMC Neurol 2018 Dec 22;18(1):217. Epub 2018 Dec 22.

Department of Hand Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, #79 Qingchun Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, 310003, People's Republic of China.

Background: Cubital tunnel syndrome is common nerve compression syndrome among peripheral nerve compression diseases. However, the syndrome caused by intraneural ganglion cysts has been rarely reported. Medical approaches, like ultrasound-guided aspiration and open surgical treatment remain to be discussed. Read More

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https://bmcneurol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12883-
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12883-018-1229-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6303969PMC
December 2018
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Towards viscoelastic characterisation of the human ulnar nerve: An early assessment using embalmed cadavers.

Med Eng Phys 2019 Feb 13;64:15-22. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Anatomy, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

Cubital tunnel syndrome is the most prevalent neuropathy of the ulnar nerve and its aetiology is controversial. Potential replacement materials should display similar viscoelastic properties. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility and merit of quantifying the frequency-dependent viscoelastic properties of proximal and distal sections of the human ulnar nerve. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.medengphy.2018.12.009DOI Listing
February 2019
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Surgical treatment for severe cubital tunnel syndrome with absent sensory nerve conduction.

Neural Regen Res 2019 Mar;14(3):519-524

Department of Hand Surgery, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University; Key Laboratory of Hand Reconstruction, Ministry of Health; Shanghai Key Laboratory of Peripheral Nerve and Microsurgery, Shanghai, China.

For severe cubital tunnel syndrome, patients with absent sensory nerve action potential tend to have more severe nerve damage than those without. Thus, it is speculated that such patients generally have a poor prognosis. How absent sensory nerve action potential affects surgical outcomes remains uncertain owing to a scarcity of reports and conflicting results. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/1673-5374.245479DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6334593PMC

The Use of Preoperative Dynamic Ultrasound to Predict Ulnar Nerve Stability Following In Situ Decompression for Cubital Tunnel Syndrome.

J Hand Surg Am 2019 Jan 27;44(1):35-38. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA.

Purpose: To assess the use of preoperative, dynamic ultrasound to predict ulnar nerve instability following in situ decompression for cubital tunnel syndrome.

Methods: Prior to undergoing in situ decompression, 43 consecutive patients underwent dynamic ultrasound to assess the stability of the ulnar nerve during elbow flexion. The dynamic ultrasound findings were compared with the intraoperative assessment of nerve stability following in situ decompression. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhsa.2018.10.013DOI Listing
January 2019
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The Association Between Concomitant Ulnar Nerve Compression at the Elbow and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Hand (N Y) 2018 Nov 30:1558944718813669. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

1 NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, New York City, USA.

Background: Many patients treated for ulnar nerve compression at the elbow (UNE) are concomitantly treated for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). We sought to investigate the association between the conditions.

Methods: The Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) database was used to determine the number of patients with UNE concomitantly treated for CTS in New York State from 2003 to 2014. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1558944718813669DOI Listing
November 2018
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Variant of the Anconeus Epitrochlearis Muscle: A Case Report.

Cureus 2018 Aug 24;10(8):e3201. Epub 2018 Aug 24.

Neurosurgery, Seattle Science Foundation, Seattle, USA.

The anconeus epitrochlearis is a muscle variant sometimes present at the elbow. It is present in up to 34% of individuals and has been implicated in some cases of cubital tunnel syndrome. We report an unusual variant of this muscle with additional proximal attachments in the arm. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.3201DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6207165PMC
August 2018
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Structural Restoration of the Medial Collateral Ligament Using Cubital Tunnel Retinaculum in Stiff Elbow Instability.

Chin Med J (Engl) 2018 Nov;131(21):2608-2610

Department of Orthopedics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai 200233; Department of Orthopedics, Shanghai Sixth People's Hospital East Affiliated to Shanghai University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Shanghai 201306, China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0366-6999.244115DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6213836PMC
November 2018
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Little finger abduction and adduction testing in ulnar nerve lesions.

Hand Surg Rehabil 2018 12 23;37(6):368-371. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

Department of Hand Surgery, Semper Hospital, Alameda Ezequiel Dias 389, 30130-110 Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.

We aimed to evaluate the abduction and adduction of the little finger based on a new clinical test in the context of ulnar nerve lesions. We tested little finger abduction and adduction in 34 patients with an isolated ulnar nerve injury and 20 patients with cubital tunnel syndrome. With their forearms supinated, patients were asked to fully abduct their little finger. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S24681229183015
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hansur.2018.09.006DOI Listing
December 2018
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Cubital tunnel syndrome caused by a very old chronic nonunion of the olecranon: a case report.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2018 Nov;27(11):e344-e347

Department of Orthopaedics, Tokai University School of Medicine, Isehara, Japan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jse.2018.07.009DOI Listing
November 2018
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Subcutaneous Ulnar Nerve Transposition Using Osborne's Ligament as a Ligamentodermal or Ligamentofascial Sling.

Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 2018 Sep;47(9)

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

The ulnar nerve is most commonly compressed at the elbow in the cubital tunnel. Conservative and operative treatments have been applied for cubital tunnel syndrome. Surgical management options include decompression, medial epicondylectomy, and various anterior transposition techniques. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12788/ajo.2018.0070DOI Listing
September 2018
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Fixed Anterior Position of Ulnar Nerve around Medial Condyle of Elbow with Bony Mass Causing Cubital Tunnel Syndrome.

J Hand Surg Asian Pac Vol 2018 Sep;23(3):399-403

‡ Department of Radiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

A 20-year-old male has presented with mild numbness and tingling sensation at 4, 5 finger of his left hand. Simple radiograph and MRI images revealed bony mass at medial joint space of ulno-humeral joint. After surgical exploration, we found that there were two cause of ulnar nerve irritation symptom. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S2424835518720232DOI Listing
September 2018
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Prospective Evaluation of Opioid Consumption Following Cubital Tunnel Decompression Surgery.

Hand (N Y) 2019 Jan 29;14(1):42-47. Epub 2018 Sep 29.

1 Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Background: Managing postoperative pain is important for patients and surgeons. However, there is concern over opioid dependency. Cubital tunnel decompression is among the most common upper extremity surgeries. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1558944718800732DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6346364PMC
January 2019
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Signs and symptoms of acromegaly at diagnosis: the physician's and the patient's perspectives in the ACRO-POLIS study.

Endocrine 2019 01 29;63(1):120-129. Epub 2018 Sep 29.

Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital Bicêtre, Centre de Référence des Maladies Rares de l'Hypophyse HYPO, F94275, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France.

Purpose: Acromegaly is characterized by a broad range of manifestations. Early diagnosis is key to treatment success, but is often delayed as symptomatology overlaps with common disorders. We investigated sign-and-symptom associations, demographics, and clinical characteristics at acromegaly diagnosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12020-018-1764-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6329724PMC
January 2019
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Incidence of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome in the U.S. Military Population.

J Hand Surg Am 2018 Sep 25. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX.

Purpose: Cubital tunnel syndrome (CuTS) is the second most common peripheral nerve entrapment syndrome. However, existing epidemiological evidence regarding the estimated incidence of the CuTS disease burden in specific populations is sparse, especially among the U.S. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S03635023173150
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhsa.2018.08.003DOI Listing
September 2018
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Clinical features affecting the patient-based outcome after minimal medial epicondylectomy for cubital tunnel syndrome.

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2018 Oct 8;71(10):1446-1452. Epub 2018 Jun 8.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, 101 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03080, South Korea.

Background: Little information is currently available to analyze unsatisfactory surgical outcomes for cubital tunnel syndrome (CuTS). The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical features influencing patient-reported outcomes of minimal medial epicondylectomy for CuTS.

Methods: We evaluated 91 patients who underwent minimal medial epicondylectomy for CuTS using the grip strength; two-point discrimination; Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire; and a satisfaction with treatment questionnaire for one year, postoperatively. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2018.05.038DOI Listing
October 2018
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Peripheral nerve injuries in the pediatric population: a review of the literature. Part II: entrapment neuropathies.

Childs Nerv Syst 2019 Jan 12;35(1):37-45. Epub 2018 Sep 12.

Department of Plastic Surgery, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Oviedo, Spain.

Introduction: Entrapment neuropathies are infrequent in children, and therefore remain unrecognized. The incidence of radial, median, and cubital mononeuropathies are all similar. Despite the rarity of such cases, extensive, albeit scattered, literature has accumulated concerning entrapment neuropathies in children. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00381-018-3975-7DOI Listing
January 2019
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Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Caused by Anconeus Epitrochlearis Muscle.

J Korean Neurosurg Soc 2018 Sep 31;61(5):618-624. Epub 2018 Aug 31.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, St. Vincent's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Suwon, Korea.

Objective: We evaluated the clinical manifestation and surgical results following operative treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome (CuTS) caused by anconeus epitrochlearis (AE) muscle.

Methods: Among 142 patients who underwent surgery for CuTS from November 2007 to October 2015, 12 were assigned to the AE group based on discovery of AE muscle; 130 patients were assigned to the other group. We analyzed retrospectively; age, sex, dominant hand, symptom duration, and weakness in hand. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3340/jkns.2018.0033DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6129750PMC
September 2018
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Accuracy of Preoperative Ultrasonography for Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: A Comparison with Intraoperative Findings.

Clin Orthop Surg 2018 Sep 22;10(3):352-357. Epub 2018 Aug 22.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Dongsan Medical Center, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.

Background: The aim of this study was to assess the consistency between preoperative ultrasonographic and intraoperative measurements of the ulnar nerve in patients with cubital tunnel syndrome.

Methods: Twenty-six cases who underwent anterior transposition of the ulnar nerve for cubital tunnel syndrome were enrolled prospectively. On preoperative ultrasonography, largest cross-sectional diameters of the ulnar nerve were measured at the level of medial epicondyle (ME) and 3 cm proximal (PME) and distal (DME) to the ME on the transverse scan by a single experienced radiologist. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4055/cios.2018.10.3.352DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6107820PMC
September 2018
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Surgical Treatment of Cubital Tunnel in Pediatric Athletes.

J Hand Microsurg 2018 Aug 20;10(2):82-85. Epub 2018 Mar 20.

Department of Hand Surgery, Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States.

Cubital tunnel syndrome is the second most common upper extremity peripheral nerve entrapment syndrome. In particular, cubital tunnel has been documented occasionally in young, throwing athletes. Billing databases were searched for patients undergoing surgical decompression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow, who were age 18 or younger at the time of surgery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1626685DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6103759PMC
August 2018
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Cubital tunnel syndrome: Anatomy, clinical presentation, and management.

J Orthop 2018 Sep 16;15(3):832-836. Epub 2018 Aug 16.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, 3000 Arlington Ave., Toledo, OH, 43614, USA.

Cubital tunnel syndrome is the second most common peripheral nerve compression seen by hand surgeons. A thorough understanding of the ulnar nerve anatomy and common sites of compression are required to determine the cause of the neuropathy and proper treatment. Recognizing the various clinical presentations of ulnar nerve compression can guide the surgeon to choose examination tests that aid in localizing the site of compression. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0972978X183021
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jor.2018.08.010DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6104141PMC
September 2018
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The Deep Fascia of the Forearm and the Ulnar Nerve: An Anatomical Study.

Cureus 2018 Jun 19;10(6):e2842. Epub 2018 Jun 19.

Neurosurgery, Seattle Science Foundation, Seattle, USA.

Introduction A reoperation for a cubital tunnel syndrome is not uncommon. Patients often complain of sensorimotor symptoms in the ulnar nerve distribution after their primary surgery. The documented etiologies for such a phenomenon include a "new" kinking of the distal ulnar nerve and a "new" compression of the ulnar nerve by the fascial septum in between or tendinous bands over the muscles of the forearm. Read More

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https://www.cureus.com/articles/12496-the-deep-fascia-of-the
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http://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.2842DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6101443PMC
June 2018
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Comparing endoscopic and open decompression of the ulnar nerve in cubital tunnel syndrome: a prospective randomized study.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 Oct 15;160(10):2011-2017. Epub 2018 Aug 15.

Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Ostrava, 17. listopadu 1790/5, 70852, Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Background: Prospective randomized data is currently lacking which compares endoscopically assisted surgery with open surgical techniques in the treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome (CUTS). The aim of this study is to compare patient outcome in both techniques.

Method: This prospective study comprised of 45 patients who, between October 2014 and February 2017, were randomly assigned to undergo either endoscopic or open surgery (22 and 23 patients respectively) for decompression of the ulnar nerve. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00701-018-3647-0DOI Listing
October 2018
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Surgical Approaches and Their Outcomes in the Treatment of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome.

Front Surg 2018 26;5:48. Epub 2018 Jul 26.

Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University, North Chicago, IL, United States.

This review was undertaken in order to provide an updated summary of the current literature on outcomes for various surgical treatments for cubital tunnel syndrome. Studies reporting outcomes for surgical treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome were collected through the PubMed database. Study structure, number of participants/procedures, mean follow-up times, scoring scales, and outcomes were collected according to the type of surgery: open decompression, endoscopic decompression, minimal incision, subcutaneous transposition, intramuscular transposition, and submuscular transposition. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fsurg.2018.00048DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6071516PMC
July 2018
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Ulnar Nerve Enlargement at the Medial Epicondyle Negatively Correlates With Nerve Conduction Velocity in Cubital Tunnel Syndrome.

Hand (N Y) 2018 Aug 7:1558944718792275. Epub 2018 Aug 7.

2 UNC Regional Physicians Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, High Point, NC, USA.

Background: In cubital tunnel syndrome (CuTS), chronic compression often occurs at the origin of the flexor carpi ulnaris at the medial epicondyle. Motor nerve conduction velocity (NCV) across the elbow is assessed preoperatively to corroborate the clinical impression of CuTS. The purpose of this study was to correlate preoperative NCV to the direct measurements of ulnar nerve size about the elbow at the time of surgery in patients with clinical and/or electrodiagnostic evidence of CuTS. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1558944718792275DOI Listing
August 2018
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Modified simple decompression of ulnar nerve in the treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome: Report of a series of cases.

Authors:
M Balevi S Ozturk

Niger J Clin Pract 2018 Aug;21(8):974-978

Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey.

Background/aim: Ulnar compressive neuropathy is the second most common nerve compression in the upper extremity. Although numerous operative procedures have been defined for the treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome (CuTS), the best operative intervention remains controversial. The aim of this study is to discuss the efficacy of a modified simple decompression (MSD) of the ulnar nerve in the treatment of CuTS. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/njcp.njcp_198_17DOI Listing
August 2018
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Ultrasound Parameters Other Than the Direct Measurement of Ulnar Nerve Size for Diagnosing Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: A Systemic Review and Meta-analysis.

Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2018 Jul 25. Epub 2018 Jul 25.

Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey.

Objective: To investigate the diagnostic performance of available ultrasound (US) parameters, other than the direct measurements of ulnar nerve size, that is, cross-sectional area (CSA) and diameter, for diagnosing cubital tunnel syndrome (CuTS).

Data Sources: Databases, including PubMed and Embase, were searched from the earliest record of CuTS US to April 24, 2018.

Study Selection: Published studies (N=13) comparing US parameters of ulnar nerves between patients with CuTS and patients without CuTS were included. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2018.06.021DOI Listing
July 2018
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A Novel Diagnostic and Prognostic Tool for Simple Decompression of Ulnar Nerve in Cubital Tunnel Syndrome.

World Neurosurg 2018 Oct 23;118:e964-e973. Epub 2018 Jul 23.

Division of Neurosurgery, University of Messina, A.O.U. Policlinico "G. Martino", Messina, Italy.

Background: Surgical decompression of the ulnar nerve (UN) is effective for treating cubital tunnel syndrome (CubTS). Nevertheless, the outcome is not always satisfying. Different surgical, clinical, and imaging findings have been claimed as outcome predictors, but there is no consensus in the literature. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.07.123DOI Listing
October 2018
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Prevalence and Clinical Manifestations of the Anconeus Epitrochlearis and Cubital Tunnel Syndrome.

Hand (N Y) 2018 Jul 1:1558944718789412. Epub 2018 Jul 1.

1 Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA.

Background: The true prevalence of the anconeus epitrochlearis (AE) and the natural history of cubital tunnel syndrome associated with this anomalous muscle are unknown. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of AE and to characterize the preoperative and postoperative features of cubital tunnel syndrome caused by compression from an AE.

Methods: All elbow magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and all patients undergoing cubital tunnel surgery during a 20-year period were identified and retrospectively reviewed for the presence of an AE. Read More

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July 2018
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The Management of Persistent and Recurrent Cubital Tunnel Syndrome.

J Hand Surg Am 2018 Oct 8;43(10):933-940. Epub 2018 Jun 8.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.

Cubital tunnel syndrome (CuTS) is the second most common compressive neuropathy in the upper extremity. There are considerable diagnostic and therapeutic challenges associated with treating patients after a failed primary procedure for CuTS. Distinguishing cases of recurrence versus persistence and identifying concomitant pathology can guide treatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhsa.2018.03.057DOI Listing
October 2018
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Shear-wave elastography: a new potential method to diagnose ulnar neuropathy at the elbow.

Eur Radiol 2018 Dec 1;28(12):4932-4939. Epub 2018 Jun 1.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Medical Centre of Postgraduate Education, Prof. W. Orlowski Memorial Hospital, Czerniakowska 231 Street, 00-416, Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.

Objectives: The primary aim of this study was to verify if shear-wave elastography (SWE) can be used to diagnose ulnar neuropathy at the elbow (UNE). The secondary objective was to compare the cross-sectional areas (CSA) of the ulnar nerve in the cubital tunnel and to determine a cut-off value for this parameter accurately identifying persons with UNE.

Methods: The study included 34 patients with UNE (mean age, 59. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s00330-018-5517-9
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00330-018-5517-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6223854PMC
December 2018
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Complications of the Fingers and Hand After Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair.

Open Orthop J 2018 30;12:134-140. Epub 2018 Mar 30.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Yamagata University Faculty of Medicine Iida-Nishi-2-2-2, Yamagata, 990-9585, Japan.

Background: Complications of the fingers and hand that occur after Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair (ARCR) have not been examined in detail.

Objective: The aim of our study was to evaluate the diagnosis and treatment of complications of the fingers and hand that occur after ARCR and to examine treatment outcomes.

Methods: The case records of 40 patients (41 shoulders) who underwent ARCR using suture anchors were retrospectively reviewed to investigate complications of the fingers and hand after ARCR. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1874325001812010134DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5897988PMC
March 2018
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Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging analysis of the cross-sectional areas of the anconeus epitrochlearis muscle, cubital tunnel, and ulnar nerve with the elbow in extension in patients with and without ulnar neuropathy.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2018 Jul 10;27(7):1306-1310. Epub 2018 May 10.

Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Mount Sinai West St. Luke's, New York, NY, USA.

Background: The purpose of this study was to assess the cross-sectional area of the anconeus epitrochlearis muscle (AEM), cubital tunnel, and ulnar nerve with the elbow in extension in patients with and without ulnar neuropathy.

Methods: We performed a retrospective, level IV review of elbow magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies. Elbow MRI studies of 32 patients with an AEM (26 men and 6 women, aged 18-60 years), 32 randomly selected patients without an AEM (aged 16-71 years), and 32 patients with clinical ulnar neuritis (22 men and 10 women, aged 24-76 years) were reviewed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jse.2018.03.021DOI Listing
July 2018
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Recurrent Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Caused by Ganglion: A Report of Nine Cases.

J Hand Surg Asian Pac Vol 2018 Jun;23(2):210-216

* Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto, Japan.

Background: Cubital tunnel syndrome (CuTS) is generally treated successfully by surgery and recurrent cases are rare. This study retrospectively investigated the clinical characteristics of recurrent CuTS caused by ganglion.

Methods: We evaluated nine patients who were surgically treated for recurrent CuTS caused by ganglion. Read More

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https://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S24248355185
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S2424835518500224DOI Listing
June 2018
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Simultaneous Compression of the Median and Ulnar Nerve at the Elbow: A Retrospective Study.

J Hand Surg Asian Pac Vol 2018 Jun;23(2):198-204

* 5th Orthopaedic Department, Hand and Upper Extremity Service, Asklepieion Voulas General Hospital, Athens, Greece.

Background: Simultaneous compression of the median and ulnar nerve at the elbow region has not been sufficiently highlighted in the literature. The purposes of the present study are to report our experience regarding this entity, to elucidate the clinical features, and to describe the operative technique and findings as well as the results of simultaneous decompression performed through the same medial incision.

Methods: We performed a retrospective study of thirteen elbows in thirteen patients -nine men and four women- with simultaneous compression of the median and ulnar nerve at the elbow region between 2000 and 2011. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S2424835518500200DOI Listing
June 2018
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Relationship between Smoking and Outcomes after Cubital Tunnel Release.

J Hand Microsurg 2018 Apr 20;10(1):12-15. Epub 2018 Mar 20.

The Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States.

Purpose: Several studies have drawn a connection between cigarette smoking and cubital tunnel syndrome. One comparison article demonstrated worse outcomes in smokers treated with transmuscular transposition of the ulnar nerve. However, very little is known about the effect that smoking might have on patients who undergo ulnar nerve decompression at the elbow. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0037-1618329DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5919788PMC
April 2018
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Attrition rupture of ulnar nerve in a patient with rheumatoid elbow arthritis: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Apr;97(17):e0535

Department of Orthopaedics, Juntendo University School of Medicine.

Rationale: Cubital tunnel syndrome has been recognized as a common pathology in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) of the elbow. We encountered a patient with RA of the elbow showing attrition rupture of the ulnar nerve. This pathology is extremely rare, and we discussed preventive measures for similar cases in the future based on our case. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000010535DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5944549PMC
April 2018
8 Reads