Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at the Elbow
Which are the symptoms?
The patient has formication in the last two fingers of the hand simultaneously with impaired sensation in this area and sometimes a lack of strength in moving all fingers.
How is it diagnosed?
Clinical and electromyographic examination is carried out during diagnosis.
How is it treated?
The treatment is exclusively surgical and, although improvement of symptoms is not guaranteed, it is mandatory because it avoids clinical worsening with severe functional impairment.
It is performed under local anesthesia in a day hospital and consists in decompression and possible nerve transposition.
Functional recovery is rapid.