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ISRN Orthopedics
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 427403, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/427403
Clinical Study

Our Early Experience in Surgical and Clinical Outcome on Endoscopic Cubital Tunnel Release: A Preliminary Result

Division of Hand and Foot Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Hong Kong University Medical Centre, Queen Mary Hospital, 102 Pok Fu Lam Road, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong

Received 20 April 2011; Accepted 5 June 2011

Academic Editor: D. H. Clements

Copyright © 2011 Philip Ian Barlaan and Josephine Wing-Yuk Ip. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Cubital tunnel syndrome is one of the common upper extremity problem encountered. A mild syndrome can be often treated without surgery, but a failure of conservative treatment with constant symptoms or muscle atrophy and weakness requires surgical intervention. Despite the fact that is the second most common nerve entrapment in the upper limb, there is no accepted gold standard in the surgical management. But with the new technique in minimally invasive surgery and available endoscope, it addresses all potential compression sites with good visualisation but with small surgical exposure. The procedure is safe and reliable way to address this problem.