About Cubital Tunnel
Normally an EMG (Electromyography) is ordered to determine the severity of the condition combined with physical examination. In some cases an x-ray or ultrasound may be required to exclude other contributing factors or adjacent tendon inflammation.
Signs & Symptoms
Signs and symptoms of cubital tunnel can be numbness and pain in the elbow and/or tingling especially in the ring and little fingers. Symptoms are usually worse when the elbow is in the flexed position. For example talking on your mobile or keeping your hand bent/crooked in a flexed position whilst sleeping. Severe symptoms can also include weakness affecting ring and little fingers, and muscle wasting of the hand.
Risks & Concerns
The associated risks of surgery include:
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- Need for further surgery
- Failure to relieve symptoms
- Worsening pain
- Neurovascular deficit or injury
- Risk of anaesthetic
If you experience any problems or have any concerns following your surgery, please do not hesitate to contact the office. Mr. Lawson-Smith’s staff will ensure that Mr. Lawson-Smith is kept informed of what is occurring and will advise you the best course of action.
If you are unable to reach the office, please do not hesitate to contact your General Practitioner or if it is an emergency, please present to your nearest Emergency Department.