The contracted elbow: is ulnar nerve release necessary
Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 06/29/2012
Williams BG et al. – The overall rate of ulnar nerve symptoms after elbow contracture release was low if ulnar nerve decompression was performed in patients with preoperative symptoms or a positive Tinel test. There was a higher rate of ulnar nerve symptoms in patients with more severe contractures (≤100° of preoperative flexion), which did not reach statistical significance.