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 +====== Cubital tunnel syndrome treatment ======
  
 +Mild cases of [[cubital tunnel syndrome]] often respond to physical therapies such as: Avoidance of undue pressure on the [[elbow]] during daily activities. Wearing a protective elbow pad over the "funny bone" during daily activities. Wearing a splint during sleep to prevent over-bending of the elbow.
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 +Education of patients and orthotics may help to relieve [[symptom]]s,​ but in more severe cases surgical release is effective. There is ongoing debate within the profession as to what constitutes the optimum surgical approach. The [[procedure]] is associated with some risk of [[complication]]s,​ and persistent cases referred for re‐exploration may not respond to surgery
 +((http://​www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/​pmc/​articles/​PMC2599973/​)).
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 +[[Postsurgical electrical stimulation]] enhanced muscle [[reinnervation]] and functional [[recovery]] following surgery for severe [[cubital tunnel syndrome]]. It may be a clinically useful adjunct to surgery for severe [[ulnar neuropathy]],​ in which functional recovery with conventional treatment is often suboptimal
 +((Power HA, Morhart MJ, Olson JL, Chan KM. Postsurgical Electrical Stimulation
 +Enhances Recovery Following Surgery for Severe Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: A
 +Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial. Neurosurgery. 2019 Aug 20. pii: nyz322.
 +doi: 10.1093/​neuros/​nyz322. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31432080.
 +)).
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