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What is it? Compression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow
What can it cause? Numbness in the ring/small fingers, hand weakness
What can be done? Splinting, therapy, and surgery
See below for options
Activity Modification & Medication
Occasionally these symptoms can resolve with non-surgical treatment, which is what we recommend in the early stages.
Certain splints can help reduce pressure and stretch on the nerve
Surgical options include open releases as well as newer smaller incisions and even endoscopic techniques.
The Hand to Shoulder Center
At The Hand to Shoulder Center in Fort Worth, TX, our team of fellowship-trained hand, elbow, and shoulder surgeons treat any and all conditions from the shoulder to the fingertip. Our surgeons perform both elective and reconstructive procedures, including:
Traumatic Injury Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Wide Awake Local Anesthesia Only Surgery
Our physicians are associated with the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us online or call (817) 420-9238.