Endoscopic Cubital Tunnel Release is a minimally invasive procedure that relieves the compression placed on the ulnar nerve as it passes beneath a bone located at the elbow (medial epicondyle). This procedure is used when conservative treatment fails to relieve the pressure.
Much like the Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release used to relieve the pressure placed on the irritated median nerve as it passes through the narrow, compressed carpal tunnel, the Endoscopic Cubital Tunnel Release is designed to use these fine tools and tiny incision(s) to relieve compression on the ulnar nerve as it passes under the bony bump and compressed cubital tunnel of the elbow. The endoscope with an attached camera illuminates the affected area and irritated nerve without disrupting the surrounding soft tissue. The endoscopic cutting tool is able to achieve a greater distance of decompression than traditional surgery. The small incision(s) and delicate approach enable patients to more quickly move the arm, prompting a more rapid recovery and restoration of function.