n SA Journal of Radiology - Ultrasound diagnosis of ulnar nerve dislocation and snapping triceps syndrome : pictorial essay

Volume 16, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1027-202X
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6778



Dislocation of the ulnar nerve with snapping triceps syndrome has been implicated as a cause of cubital tunnel syndrome. Patients with this condition may clinically present with a snapping sensation at the elbow upon flexion along with ulnar neuropathic symptoms. Though demonstration of this condition is possible by static MRI images, ultrasound can be used as a more accessible and inexpensive modality for attaining diagnosis. This pictorial essay emphasises the technique, findings and role of dynamic ultrasound in the diagnosis of this entity.

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