Under Pressure: Coping With Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

by Instructor: Donna Greene, B.S. OTR/L; Instructor: Jeff G. Konin, PhD, PT, ATC, FACSM, FNATA; Instructor: Kristen Wulfing, PT, DPT; Instructor: Mark Murphy; Instructor: Philip Tarrant


i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

Cubital tunnel syndrome (CuTS) is a common upper extremity disorder affecting the ulnar nerve. CuTS presents with similar signs and symptoms to that of carpal tunnel syndrome and other ulnar nerve entrapment syndromes, therefore appropriate differentiation is important when developing a treatment program. Learners will gain an understanding of how to evaluate and treat CuTS, as well as surgical options available for those who do not respond to conservative treatment.

About the Course Author

Donna completed her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from East Carolina University in December 1990. She has extensive pediatric experience in both school- based, outpatient clinic, preschool, daycare, home health, and teletherapy settings throughout the course of her career. Significant knowledge and expertise in treating developmental delays, autism, cerebral palsy, and congenital abnormalities with children in various settings from infancy to high school age level have been her primary focus. Donna Greene, B.S. OTR/L has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Kristen graduated from Springfield College in 2012 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She completed an Orthopedic and Manual Therapy Residency through Evidence in Motion in 2014. She has worked primarily in the outpatient orthopedic setting and her clinical experience includes the treatment of patients with vestibular disorders, post-concussion syndrome, complex hypermobility disorders, and a wide variety of orthopedic conditions. Kristen Wulfing, PT, DPT has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

  • Illinois Division of Professional Regulation of Physical Therapists


    Relias Learning is an Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor, number 216.000290. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy


    This course was approved by the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Approval #: 2008-064. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Ohio Physical Therapy Association


    This course is approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, approval number 20S1954. This activity is approved for 0.75 contact hours.

Course Details
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    Online Course
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  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe cubital tunnel syndrome and the associated anatomy. ; Describe how to assess for cubital tunnel syndrome.\n; Describe the most common surgical approaches and the prognostic factors for optimal outcomes.; Explain nonsurgical approaches to treatment.\n; Identify the etiology of cubital tunnel syndrome.\n
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Presentation
    Path of the Ulnar Nerve
    The Cubital Tunnel
    Differential Diagnosis
    Section 3: Examination
    Comprehensive Exam
    Patient History
    Physical Evaluation
    Clinical Tests
    Outcome Measures
    Section 4: Conservative Treatment
    Treatment Options
    Patient Education
    Goal Setting
    Section 5: Surgical Approaches
    Surgical Consideration
    Medial Epicondylectomy
    Post-Operative Protocol
    Prognostic Factors
    Section 6: Conclusion
    Course Contributors


  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Introductory level Occupational Therapists; Physical Therapists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

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  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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