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Cubital tunnel syndrome

Cubital tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the Ulnar nerve at the elbow

It often causes numbness and tingling involving the little and ring fingers, and the little finger side of the hand. More severe forms of cubital tunnel syndrome may also have weakness of pinch grip and clumsiness of the affected hand.

Symptoms may be worsened by holding the arm in certain positions for a prolonged periods (for example while sleeping).

Successful treatment first requires thorough examination of the entire upper limb. Further investigations may be required before treatment is recommended. Treatment of this condition is often surgical. Severe cubital tunnel syndrome symptoms may not be fully resolved even after successful surgery due to permanent nerve injury.

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