Cubital Tunnel Injury Essay

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General description of the injury: This injury is the stretching of ulnar nerve that runs through cubital tunnel, which is is the largest unprotected nerve on the body. The nerve can tear when the ulnar nerve is compressed. It is between the medial epicondyle and olecranon, and runs along the ulnar bone. For the muscles, the cubital tunnel is adjacent to to triceps and continues down the forearm between the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle.It can be either chronic or acute, but it typically acute. It is near the medial head of the tricep and the arcuate ligament. Also, the arcade of struthers, medial intermuscular septum, and the deep flexor aponeurosis are affected. History: The most common name for this injury is hitting your “funny bone”.…show more content…
It may also be caused by medial epicondylitis, bony spurs, osteoarthritis, cubitus valgus, tumors, bending the elbow excessively, or subluxation of the nerve on the medial epicondyle. Additionally, cubital tunnel syndrome may occur if the humerus or ulna is…show more content…
It can be caught in the younger years in order to help the baseball players be successful later on in life. A study followed up on six players who had this syndrome at the age of 14. They originally felt pain in their medial collateral, which made the extension process of throwing a ball a struggle. They had a Anterior subcutaneous transposition of the ulnar nerve surgery and 5 out of 6 of them were symptom free five months after surgery. Studies reveal that people who have jobs that require holding a tool in a position for long periods of time have a 3.5 times greater risk of getting cubital tunnel syndrome. Additionally, males are slightly more likely statistically to suffer from cubital tunnel

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