Seen here is a large osteophyte, or bone spur, at the tip of the patients elbow, also known as the olecranon. This often forms as a reaction when a patient has olecranon bursitis, or focal swelling at the tip of the elbow. The patient had the painful spur removed, as seen in the “after” x-ray.
Dr. Badia uses an endoscope to look into the cubital tunnel, where the ulnar nerve has just been released.
Dr. Badia is seen placing the guide, which will allow him to visualize the ulnar nerve as well as the ligament that will be divided.