Ulnar NerveSubcutaneous Transposition of the Ulnar Nerve in the Athletic ElbowCaputo, Andrew M.D.; Song, Walter J. M.D.Author Information From the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center, and the Hand Surgery Service, Hartford Hospital & Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Farmington, Connecticut. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Andrew E. Caputo, MD, Orthopedic Associates of Hartford, 499 Farmington Avenue, Suite 300, Farmington, CT 06032. E-mail: [email protected] Techniques in Orthopaedics: December 2006 - Volume 21 - Issue 4 - p 325-330 doi: 10.1097/01.bto.0000252134.08424.44 Buy Metrics Abstract Ulnar neuritis at the elbow is a well described and relatively common entity among compression neuropathies of the upper extremities, especially in the athletic population. Ulnar neuritis in the throwing athlete may occur secondary to traction from valgus stress, compression from adhesions, osteophytes, flexor muscle hypertrophy, or friction because of subluxation of the nerve. Different operative techniques to treat recalcitrant cases have been described in the literature. These include decompression in situ, subcutaneous transposition, and submuscular or intramuscular transposition. In this paper we review our technique for subcutaneous transposition of the ulnar nerve for the treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome in the athlete. © 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.