David E. Ruchelsman

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Evaluation and Management of Fractures of the Capitellum

The Problem Fractures of the capitellum represent a distinct subset of coronal plane partial articular injuries of the distal humerus, and account for less than 1% of all elbow fractures. These are coronal shear fractures that may involve the capitellum in isolation, extend medially to involve the trochlea, or occur with complex osseous or ligamentous…

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

The Problem The ulnar nerve passes in a subcutaneous position posterior to the medial epicondyle in the elbow. Cubital tunnel syndrome (CuTS) is defined as the compression of the ulnar nerve in this anatomic region. It is the second most common compressive neuropathy of the upper extremity after carpal tunnel syndrome with an incidence reported…

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