Hand Surgery

Cubital tunnel release

Cubital tunnel syndrome results from increasing pressure on the ulnar nerve, a nerve that runs through a region of the elbow known as the cubital tunnel (a passageway that runs through the bony portion of the elbow). Symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome may include tingling, pain and numbness in the ring finger, little finger and palm of the hand. When left untreated, cubital tunnel syndrome can cause permanent nerve damage, so it’s important to seek out medical attention if you experience these symptoms on a frequent basis.

Cubital tunnel release surgery can be done in two ways. For mild cases, your surgeon may perform a medial epicondylectomy, which entails shaving down the bony bump so the nerve can pass through freely. For moderate to severe cases, an ulnar nerve transposition is most likely needed. This procedure involves moving the ulnar nerve out of the cubital tunnel, from behind the elbow to the front of the elbow.

Call us to Discuss Your Cubital Tunnel Release Treatment Options

More often than not, the longer you put off getting treatment for a hand-related condition the worse it gets. What starts out as a mild discomfort or minor problem can soon turn into a serious condition. A consultation with one of our specialist plastic and reconstructive surgeons will not only answer all your questions, but also help you determine whether hand surgery is necessary.

At Niche Plastic Surgery, our team is made up of qualified hand surgeons. Our established facility has provided treatment and services for over three decades. We serve patients from St Vincents, Latrobe, St Vincents Kew and East Melbourne, as well as other nearby areas. To schedule a consultation, contact Niche Plastic Surgery on 9853 9705.