Treatment of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: Perspectives for the Therapist

Ann T. Lund, Peter C. Amadio

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Abstract

The treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome provides therapists the opportunity to use a wide variety of their skills. Whether managed surgically or nonoperatively, differential diagnosis, manual therapy, application of therapeutic modalities, splinting, pain management, and facilitating return to work are often all included in a comprehensive treatment plan for return to functional strength and mobility of the affected arm. When surgery is indicated due to a failure of nonoperative methods or the degree of nerve compression, the decision-making process for the specific procedure to perform is multifactorial. Anatomic factors, patient needs, and surgeon preference all play a role in determining which procedure is performed. As with many other conditions, an alliance of patient, therapist, and surgeon will provide the most effective therapeutic team, and the best chance for a good clinical outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-179
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Hand Therapy
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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