Minimal-incision in Situ Ulnar Nerve Decompression at the Elbow
With initiatives to decrease operative morbidity, complications, and associated costs, minimalincision techniques have found an expanding role within multiple specialties. Minimal-incision in situ open techniques for ulnar nerve release at the elbow provide adequate exposure and reproducible, satisfactory outcomes. Furthermore, there is no need for endoscopic equipment and the resultant dependence on staff adequately trained to operate and troubleshoot equipment. More robust research with a focus on complications and standard outcome measures will be required to further define the role of minimal-incision techniques. This technical modification, however, augments the increasing armamentarium of the hand surgeon.
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Adkinson, J., & Chung, K. (2014). Minimal-incision in situ ulnar nerve decompression at the elbow. Hand Clinics, 30(1), 63-70. doi:10.1016/j.hcl.2013.08.019
Medical Sciences | Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences | Musculoskeletal, Neural, and Ocular Physiology | Other Medical Specialties | Surgery
Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Residents