Postgrad Med J 83:28-31 doi:10.1136/pgmj.2006.047456
  • Review

Cubital tunnel syndrome

  1. Steven Cutts
  1. Correspondence to:
 S Cutts
 3 Watchets Green, Lyppard, Habington, Worcester WR4 0RT, UK; stevenfrcs{at}
  • Received 7 March 2006
  • Accepted 28 April 2006


Cubital tunnel syndrome is the second most common peripheral nerve entrapment syndrome in the human body. It is the cause of considerable pain and disability for patients. When appropriately diagnosed, this condition may be treated by both conservative and operative means. In this review, the current thinking on this important and common condition is discussed The recent literature on cubital tunnel syndrome was reviewed, and key papers on upper limb and hand surgery were discussed with colleagues.


  • Competing interests: None.