Anatomy of the Ulnar Nerve and Cubital Tunnel

  • Cassandra LawrenceEmail author
  • Richard J. Tosti


Compression neuropathy of the fascicles comprising the ulnar nerve can occur at several locations along its course from the central nervous system to the peripheral end organ. This chapter describes the anatomy of the ulnar nerve while focusing on potential sites of compression. Additionally, this description will detail the internal anatomy of the nerve as it relates to management of acute injury and/or reconstruction of function through nerve transfers.


Ulnar nerve Cubital tunnel Ulnar nerve anatomy Compression neuropathy Ulnar nerve fascicles 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryThomas Jefferson University HospitalsPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder CenterThomas Jefferson UniversityKing of PrussiaUSA

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