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Are there any similarities between carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome?

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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Both are primarily due to compression.
The median nerve at the wrist, the ulnar nerve at the elbow. The surgical goal to treat both problems is to decompress the nerve. Obviously these are different nerves.

In brief: Yes

Both are primarily due to compression.
The median nerve at the wrist, the ulnar nerve at the elbow. The surgical goal to treat both problems is to decompress the nerve. Obviously these are different nerves.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Gary Pess
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Both cause numbness and tingling.
Carpal tunnel: thumb, index and middle. Cubital tunnel: little finger. Both can affect the ring finger.

In brief: Yes

Both cause numbness and tingling.
Carpal tunnel: thumb, index and middle. Cubital tunnel: little finger. Both can affect the ring finger.
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess
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Dr. Jeremy Bland
Neuromuscular Medicine

In brief: Yes

One wonders why the question is being asked.
Both are localised nerve problems so there are inevitable similarities but the mechanism of injury to the ulnar nerve at the elbow (cubital) and outcomes of treatment are more varied than for median nerve entrapment at the wrist (carpal tunnel)

In brief: Yes

One wonders why the question is being asked.
Both are localised nerve problems so there are inevitable similarities but the mechanism of injury to the ulnar nerve at the elbow (cubital) and outcomes of treatment are more varied than for median nerve entrapment at the wrist (carpal tunnel)
Dr. Jeremy Bland
Dr. Jeremy Bland
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Dr. Teddy Atik
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Yes

they both cause numbness in fingers.
Carpal tunnel affects thumb and index middle and half the ring finger. Cubital tunnel affects the other half of the ring finger and pinkie

In brief: Yes

they both cause numbness in fingers.
Carpal tunnel affects thumb and index middle and half the ring finger. Cubital tunnel affects the other half of the ring finger and pinkie
Dr. Teddy Atik
Dr. Teddy Atik
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

Also difference. See your doc.

In brief: Yes

Also difference. See your doc.
Dr. Ajay Acharya
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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