Management of Complications of Cubital Tunnel Surgery

  • David Turer
  • Rafael J. Diaz-Garcia


Cubital tunnel syndrome is one of the most common conditions evaluated by upper extremity and peripheral nerve surgeons and the second most common compressive neuropathy only to carpal tunnel syndrome. Patients with classic presentation and symptoms can at times be treated conservatively with splinting, and those who go on to surgery, for the most part, do well. However, complications can arise after surgical intervention. Although unusual, these complications can provide significant distress to patient and surgeon alike. The surgeon should take ownership of the situation and reassure the patient that they will work together to get through the unexpected outcome. We will discuss the incidence of complications after surgical release and our preference in management.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Turer
    • 1
  • Rafael J. Diaz-Garcia
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Plastic SurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Surgery InstituteAllegheny Health NetworkPittsburghUSA

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