Time: 9:30 AM
Presenter(s): Sarah Davis
Title: Bilateral Cubital Tunnel Syndrome in a Division I Female Collegiate Swimmer
Developed under the guidance of Dr. Sarah Christie , Exercise Science
"Background: Twenty-one year old female collegiate swimmer began experiencing discomfort in her left hand while swimming. Symptoms included paresthesia in the 4th and 5th digits and decreased grip strength. Treatment: Patient was diagnosed with left cubital tunnel syndrome and underwent an ulnar nerve decompression with anterior subcutaneous transposition. The right arm became symptomatic and she opted for another surgery. Uniqueness: Cubital tunnel syndrome is normally seen in the overhead throwing population in the dominant extremity, not bilaterally in swimmers. Conclusion: Health care professionals must recognize the signs and symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome and not restrict it to specific populations. "