Cubital tunnel syndrome
Presented with the clinical diagnosis of ulnar nerve compression at the elbow. Nerve conduction was tested positive. Elbow radiograph showed marginal osteophytes involving elbow joint.
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There is oedematous, hypoechoic ulnar nerve just proximal to the elbow; along with the increased cross sectional area. Elbow flexion results in ulnar nerve dislocation. The long axis of nerve shows nerve compression with proximal edema. There is no associated triceps dislocation with elbow flexion.
There is mild synovial thickening with effusion in the posterior recess of elbow.
Male presented with the clinical diagnosis of ulnar neuropathy. Nerve conduction test showed nerve compression at the elbow. Ultrasound shows ulnar nerve dislocation with elbow flexion. There is nerve oedema at and proximal to the elbow joint.
- Ultrasound of the Musculoskeletal System. S. Bianchi, C. Martinoli 1st Indian reprint - The year 2007.