Mecobalamin in treating cubital tunnel syndrome
JIA WanXin, HOU MingZhong, HUAN YiXiong (Department of Plastic Surgery, Shanghai First people's Hospital, SHANGHAI 200080, China)
AIM: To observe the effect of in mecobalamin in treating cubital tunnel syndrome. METHODS: Sixtyfour patients with cubital tunnel syndrome were divided into 2 groups. Thirtyone patients received mecobalamin 500 μg, im, qd for 1 mo, then 500 μg,po, tid for 5 mo. Another thirtythree patients received vitamin B 1 50 mg, po, tid for 6 mo. Both groups had been performed routine neurolysis of the ulnar nerve and its subcutaneous anterior transposition. All patients were folowed up 6 mo using EMG and clinical examination. RESULTS: The treatment outcome of mecobalamin group was better than the vitamin B 1 group (P 0.05). CONCLUSION: Mecobalamin can promot the postoperative recovery of cubital tunnel syndrome.