The Endoscopic Decompression of the Ulnar Nerve-Technique and Indication

  • H. Gröner
  • E. Biemer
Part of the Update in Plastic Surgery book series (UPDATEPLASTIC)


The neurolysis of peripheral nerve compression syndromes demands a wide exposure of the effected nerve when conventional surgical procedures are applied. A large skin incision has to be made to achieve the appropriate overview to dissect the nerve. In most cases the compression is located close to a joint, so that the incision has to include the joint or be close to it. The disadvantage of such incisions is the creation of long scars, which might also hinder function during the first weeks after the operation. To avoid postoperative complications, which might occur depending on the surgical approach, plaster immobilization is recommended (Eversman et al. 1993, Mackinnon et al. 1988).


Ulnar Nerve Muscular Atrophy Cubital Tunnel Wide Exposure Arcuate Ligament 
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