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Ulnar neuropathy at the elbow F094
Current RMA Instruments
|Reasonable Hypothesis SOP||67 of 2017 as amended|
|Balance of Probabilities SOP||68 of 2017 as amended|
Changes from previous instruments
- ICD-9-CM Codes: 354.2
- ICD-10-AM Codes: G56.2
This is a common condition that involves entrapment or compression of the ulnar nerve at the inside of the elbow.
Confirming the diagnosis
Diagnosis is based on clinical findings and electrophysiological testing.
The appropriate specialist for this condition is a neurologist or orthopaedic surgeon.
Additional diagnoses covered by SOP
- cubital tunnel syndrome
- tardy ulnar nerve palsy
- ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow
- ulnar entrapment neuritis
Conditions not covered by SOP
- carpal tunnel syndrome*
- cervical radiculopathy (may be covered by cervical spondylosis SOP)
- thoracic outlet syndrome* (new SOP pending as at Apr 22)
- ulnar neuropathy at the wrist#
- ulnar tunnel syndrome#
* another SOP applies
# non-SOP condition
The condition typically presents with numbness and tingling in the fourth and fifth fingers on the affected side, along with medial elbow pain, numbness and paresthesia at night, and worsening of symptoms with repeated elbow flexion. Clinical onset will be when these symptoms first began.
The clinical course is variable. The condition may remain stable or improve with conservative measures. Surgical treatment may be required.