A new technique of endoscopic release of the ulnar nerve at the elbow was designed for cubital tunnel syndrome. After three 5 mm incisions were made along the line of the ulnar nerve, the skin and subcutaneous tissue were lifted up using a fine tape to produce a provisional space. An endoscope was inserted through the one incision, and the constricting ligaments and fascia were released using a retrograde knife inserted through the other incision under endoscopic vision. Eight patients were treated using this method, and successful results were achieved. No neurovascular complications occurred, and all pre-operative complaints were resolved within three weeks. Our surgical series indicated an earlier return to work and daily activity due to early healing of incisions and minimal post-operative pain.
|Number of pages
|Hand surgery : an international journal devoted to hand and upper limb surgery and related research : journal of the Asia-Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand
|Published - 2001 Dec
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Medicine