Posterior Elbow

  • Morbidity from posterior elbow pain limits daily activities. 
  • Men between the ages of 30 and 60 are commonly affected.

Ulnar Nerve

  • Arises from the medial cord of the brachial plexus
  • In the arm the ulnar nerve usually lies between the axillary artery and axillary vein in the axilla
  • CPT 64450, 76942

Ulnar Nerve

  • A bright (echogenic) triangular or oval nerve distal to the elbow
  • Joins the ulnar side of the ulnar artery in the forearm where it is surrounded by the FDS and FDP and flexor carpi ulnaris (FCU) muscles.
  • In the distal forearm the ulnar nerve will lie adjacent to the FCU tendon


and Interesting Articles

  • Kane SF, Lynch JH, Taylor JC. Evaluation of elbow pain in adults. Am Fam Physician. 2014 Apr 15;89(8):649-57. PMID: 24784124.
  • Pangia J, Rizvi TJ. Olecranon Bursitis. [Updated 2022 Jul 25]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2022 Jan-. Available from:
  • Bejjanki H, Koratala A. Calcific olecranon bursitis in end-stage renal disease. CEN Case Rep. 2019 May;8(2):144-145. doi: 10.1007/s13730-018-0370-x. Epub 2018 Nov 12. PMID: 30421305; PMCID: PMC6450997.


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