What is the indication for a medial epicondylectomy for the treatment of 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

Medial epicondylectomy is another technique for releasing pressure on the ulnar nerve at the elbow. Removal of the epicondyle removes a compressive area. Excision of the proper amount of bone is critical to the success of the procedure. If too much bone is excised, damage to the medial collateral ligament of the elbow with valgus instability may occur; if too little is removed, the procedure fails because the compressive area remains.


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