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Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Diagnosis, Management and Rehabilitation

  • John R. Fowler
  • Discusses everything from pre-operative work-up to the post-operative rehabilitation for cubital tunnel syndrome

  • Divided into three sections covering diagnosis and non-surgical treatment, surgical treatment, and complications, outcomes and rehabilitation

  • A excellent resource for orthopedic, hand, and plastic surgeons, as well as physical therapists


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Cassandra Lawrence, Richard J. Tosti
      Pages 3-13
    3. Michael W. Molter, Michael J. Mehnert, Asif M. Ilyas
      Pages 29-52
    4. John R. Fowler, Brian Chenoweth
      Pages 53-67
    5. Nicole J. Jarrett, David M. Kahan
      Pages 69-79
    6. Jodi Seftchick
      Pages 81-94
  3. Surgical Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Mark Baratz, Jennifer D’Auria, Cassidy Costello
      Pages 97-114
    3. Joseph Said, Asif M. Ilyas
      Pages 115-131
    4. Loukia K. Papatheodorou, Dean G. Sotereanos
      Pages 133-141
    5. Rikesh A. Gandhi, Matthew Winterton, Stephen Y. Liu
      Pages 153-167
  4. Postoperative Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Marie Pace
      Pages 171-184
    3. Matthew R. Walker, Anne Argenta
      Pages 185-204
    4. David Turer, Rafael J. Diaz-Garcia
      Pages 205-215
    5. Wesley N. Sivak, Robert J. Goitz
      Pages 217-234
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 235-242

About this book


Cubital tunnel syndrome is the second most common compression neuropathy in the upper extremity. While the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome is relatively straightforward, there is much debate regarding the most efficient diagnostic methods, appropriate non-surgical management, and surgical management of cubital tunnel syndrome.

This unique book is sensibly divided into three thematic sections. Part one reviews the relevant anatomy and presents the physical exam and diagnostic test modalities, along with non-surgical treatment strategies such as splinting and injections as well as the role of physical therapy. Surgical treatment strategies are discussed in detail in part two, including decompression, anterior transposition, minimal medial epicondyectomy and ulnar motor nerve transfer. Management of the failed release is highlighted here as well. Part three describes outcomes, acute and chronic complications and rehabilitation. Case material will be included where appropriate to provide real-world illustration of the presentations and procedures discussed.

Practical yet comprehensive, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome will be an excellent resource for orthopedic, hand and plastic surgeons, trainees and residents, with content that will also be useful for physical therapists and rehabilitation specialists.


Anterior transposition Chronic ulnar neuropathy Compression neuropathy Cubital tunnel release Cubital tunnel syndrome MABC neuroma Medial epicondylectomy Simple decompression Ulnar nerve Ulnar nerve motor transfer

Editors and affiliations

  • John R. Fowler
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

About the editors

John R. Fowler, MD, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Medical Student Research, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Book Subtitle Diagnosis, Management and Rehabilitation
  • Editors John R. Fowler
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-14170-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-14171-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 242
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 59 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Orthopedics
    Hand Surgery
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