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Current Issue - July 2022, Volume 16, Issue No. 2

Official Journal of Malaysian Orthopaedic Association and ASEAN Orthopaedic Association

Symptomatic Unilateral Triceps Medial Head Snapping and Subluxating Ulnar Nerve without Neuropathy after Push-Ups: A Case Report


The coexistence of ulnar nerve subluxation and snapping medial head triceps is an uncommon occurrence. There have been few studies and case reports since it was first described in 1970. In this article, we present a case in which the condition occurred after a push-up. We analysed the pathoanatomy of the condition, and reviewed the literature regarding potential causes, typical presentations of the coexistence of both ulnar nerve subluxation and medial snapping triceps and describe our surgical technique in treatment. Elbow pain is very often under evaluated as many physicians may not be aware that elbow pain could be attributed to the coexistence of both ulnar nerve subluxation and medial snapping triceps. A thorough evaluation with physical examination and imaging are recommended. Early surgery with an appropriate rehabilitation programme may hasten recovery and return to sports in patients who continue to remain symptomatic following a trial of conservative therapy.

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