Cubital tunnel syndrome: A comparison of an endoscopic technique with a minimal invasive open technique

Bolster, M. A. J., Zophel, O. T., van den Heuvel, E. R. & Ruettermann, M., Jul-2014, In : Journal of Hand Surgery (European volume). 39, 6, p. 621-625 5 p.

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  • M. A. J. Bolster
  • O. T. Zophel
  • E. R. van den Heuvel
  • M. Ruettermann

Both open and endoscopic methods for ulnar nerve decompression have been described. The purpose of this study is to compare the 6-month results of a minimal invasive open technique with an endoscopic technique. We treated 60 patients with unilateral ulnar neuropathy at the elbow, employing both techniques. Six months postoperative we found no differences in treatment effect on pain and disability scores between both groups, but both techniques resulted in an early postoperative relief of symptoms and good patient satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)621-625
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery (European volume)
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jul-2014


  • Cubital tunnel syndrome, ulnar nerve decompression, endoscopic, minimal invasive, ULNAR NERVE ENTRAPMENT, ELBOW, DECOMPRESSION, RELEASE, TRANSPOSITION, ASSISTANCE, MANAGEMENT

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