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Research Letter
November 2016

Ten-Year Retrospective Review of Cubital Tunnel Surgery at the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2005 to 2014

Author Affiliations
  • 1Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, Plastic Surgery Section, Gainesville, Florida
  • 2University of Florida, Gainesville
  • 3Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, Gainesville, Florida
JAMA Surg. 2016;151(11):1088-1089. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.2306

Compression of the ulnar nerve at the level of the elbow is the second most common nerve compression after carpal tunnel syndrome.1 There are multiple surgical options for treating this problem with favorable outcomes and low morbidity. The objective of this study was to determine whether a particular method of decompression performed at our facility or a perioperative risk factor carried a greater risk of postoperative local complications.

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