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Elbow FAQ

Question:

My wife has cubital tunnel syndrome and needs surgery. The thing is, she just had surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome. Does this mean that she's more susceptible to this type of injury?

Answer:

Both carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome may be caused by repetitive motions or pressure on the nerves, if not by trauma. The carpal tunnel affects your wrist and hand and the cubital tunnel affects your elbow and lower arm. If your wife is performing a task that requires her to do the same motions with her hand and her arm again and again, it is possible that she develop both injuries, even so close together. Kenichi Nakamichi, MD, et al. Patient Education for the Treatment of Ulnar Neuropathy at the Elbow. In Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. November 2009. Vol. 90. Pp.1839 to 1845.

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