compression du nerf ulnaire au coude
compression du nerf ulnaire au coude

Ulnar tunnel syndrome



If you have :

– Pain on the inside part of the elbow

– Numbness or tingling in the ring and little finger

– Grip strength weakness

you might have an ulnar (cubital) tunnel syndrome.


The ulnar nerve passes in a tunnel on the inside of the elbow, where it can be compressed or irritated.
Most of the time, it involves a positional compression syndrome.

Neurological examination confirms the compression area and the severity of nerve damage, which can guide through:

  • In the early stages, a night splint and activity modification are effective.
  • In the late stages, surgery is indicated to decompress the ulnar nerve. It is usually done under regional anesthesia (brachial plexus block).

In severe or long-standing cases, tingling and strength weakness may become constant. Recovery depends upon the severity and the duration of the nerve compression.


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Ulnar tunnel syndrome



If you have :

– Pain on the inside part of the elbow

– Numbness or tingling in the ring and little finger

– Grip strength weakness

you might have an ulnar tunnel syndrome.


The ulnar nerve passes in a tunnel on the inside of the elbow, where it can be compressed or irritated.
Most of the time, it involves a positional compression syndrome.

Neurological examination confirms the compression area and the severity of nerve damage, which can guide through:

  • In the early stages, a night splint and activity modification are considered.
  • In the late stages, surgery decompresses the ulnar nerve. It is usually done on an inpatient basis, under regional anesthesia (axillary brachial plexus block).

In severe or long-standing cases, tingling and strength weakness may become constant. Recovery depends upon the severity and the duration of the nerve compression.


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