What are the indications for ulnar nerve decompression in situ in ulnar neuropathy?

Updated: Jun 08, 2018
  • Author: Charles F Guardia, III, MD; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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Answer

Indications for ulnar nerve decompression in situ at the elbow are as follows:

  • Mild ulnar nerve compression

  • Documented mild slowing on electromyography (EMG) as the ulnar nerve passes into and through the proximal flexor carpi ulnaris

  • Absence of pain around the medial epicondyle

  • Nerve that does not sublux with elbow flexion

  • Normal osseous anatomy and epicondylar (ulnar) groove at the elbow and findings at surgery that are consistent with compression under the fibrous arcade [159]


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