Please join the Summit Medical Group Orthopedics family in congratulating Dr. Joseph Said for the publication of his textbook chapter. Dr. Said’s chapter, “Anterior Transposition in Cubital Tunnel Syndrome,” will appear in the textbook Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, aimed at aspiring shoulder and elbow orthopedics specialists.
Dr. Said is an acknowledged expert in treating cubital tunnel syndrome, having published three journal articles prior to the textbook chapter. He was tapped to write this chapter because of his reputation as a world-class hand and upper extremities specialist.
Cubital tunnel syndrome is a nerve compression condition. The ulnar nerve passes through a narrow space in the elbow called the cubital tunnel. Nerve irritation or a narrowing of the tunnel can compress the ulnar nerve, which may cause pain, tingling numbness or weakness down the arm and into the hand and fingers.
Anterior transposition means moving the ulnar nerve so that it no longer becomes irritated. It is often done at the same time as decompression surgery, which is eliminating whatever is putting pressure on the nerve. Once the nerve is decompressed, it is moved from behind a bony outcrop on the elbow called the medial epicondyle to in front of it. This will help ensure the nerve does not become irritated by rubbing against the medial epicondyle.
Dr. Said’s chapter focuses on when to perform an anterior transposition, the advantages and disadvantages of the procedure compared to just decompressing the nerve, and the different methods of performing the procedure.
Because he has spent years honing his craft and due to his desire to pass his knowledge on to the next generation of orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Said is the perfect choice for an authoritative guide to the anterior transposition procedure. He represents the Summit Medical Group Orthopedics ideals of expertise in patient care and in giving back to the medical community. We are proud to have Dr. Said and the rest of our dedicated clinicians at Summit Medical Group Orthopedics, and congratulate him on a job well done.