Cubital tunnel syndrome treatments
Resting the elbow and avoiding certain activities should be considered as a first step. Anti-inflammatory drugs can be beneficial. Cortisone injections should be considered with caution due to their potential complications.
Surgical Treatment becomes an option when conservative treatment has failed. Cubital tunnel decompression surgery is technically comparable to carpal tunnel release surgery. It consists of freeing the entrapped nerve by increasing the size of the tunnel through which it travels. The surgery is performed through a 4-5 incision located on the internal face of the elbow. Until recently, the operation was done under regional or general anesthesia. Thanks to the WALANT method, Dr. Brutus now performs the procedure under local anesthesia on an awake patient, eliminating the requirement to fast prior to the surgery.