Cubital Tunnel Syndrome - there's nothing funny about it!
 

The ulnar nerve gives feeling to the pinky and ring fingers, while also controlling fine muscle movement in the hand. It travels beyond the elbow and into the cubital tunnel, a small passage on the inside of your elbow. The medial epicondyle, or funny bone, covers this nerve passage.

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the ulnar nerve becomes entrapped or pressured near the funny bone. It can become compressed and cause irritable symptoms.
 
Learn what these symptoms are, and how to treat Cubital Tunnel Syndrome in this article on our website.
Seaside welcomes new surgeon
Dr. Fernandez specializes in upper extremities

Carmella Fernandez, MD, MBA, has joined Seaside Surgery Center as an orthopaedic upper extremity surgeon. She comes to Seaside from an educational track at several prestigious institutions, earning honors and accolades along the way.
 
Fernandez received a full athletic scholarship to the University of Illinois, competing on the women's gymnastics team, serving as its captain in her junior year. Graduating from Illinois, where she was repeatedly named to the Dean's List, Fernandez enter the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Rutgers University in Camden, NJ. While at Rutgers, she also earned her MBA.
 
Dr. Fernandez completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard-Massachusetts General/Lankenau Hospital and a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA. A fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at Yale University followed. She recently completed a fellowship in Upper Extremity Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.
 
Having established her private practice at 1012 Goodlette Frank Road N, in Suite 101, Dr. Fernandez looks forward to continuing her legacy of community volunteerism, actively participating in orthopaedic research projects, and adding to her compendium of publications.


Pain is long gone, patient is back to full life of fitness and fun!
  
"I had anterior hip replacement as an outpatient at Seaside Surgery Center. Avoided all the potential side effects of a hospital stay, and was walking without a walker or cane in 4 days. 

"Pain that nagged at me pre-surgery is long gone, and at 6 weeks I was fully back to yoga, golf, biking and a full life of fitness and fun." 

-Robert L.


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