Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Evaluation

The evaluation of cubital tunnel syndrome begins with a medical history and physical examination.

The diagnosis is suspected on physical examination. Tapping on the nerve as it passes through the cubital tunnel may reproduce some symptoms. Impact on the nerve will often cause an electric shock sensation down to the little finger.

Tests that may be used to evaluate cubital tunnel syndrome include:

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Last Updated: Dec 8, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Cubital Tunnel Syndrome References
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