This procedure is used to release the ulnar nerve when it’s compressed at the elbow. The cubital tunnel sheath is cut and split into two, making the tunnel larger and releasing pressure on the nerve. Afterwards, the ligament heals with new tissue growing across the split, allowing more space for the ulnar nerve to pass through the sheath.
How successful is this procedure?
It works best when there isn’t severe nerve compression and when the nerve has remained behind the bony ridge of the medial epicondyle as the elbow is bent.
Important: This information is only a guideline to help you understand your treatment and what to expect. Everyone is different and your rehabilitation may be quicker or slower than other people’s. Please contact us for advice if you’re worried about any aspect of your health or recovery.