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Is it okay for my hand to be really swollen after ulnar nerve transposition

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clayton Peimer
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Most "ulnar nerve surgeries" are releases for compression at elbow level; hand swelling can be reversed by elevation, gentle motion and exercise. If ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Raemisch
23 years experience Hand Surgery
Not really: Swelling from your elbow area surgery will migrate down to your hand. A little is ok, but it should not be severe. What also may happen is a tight w ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
not if improve. stop: If symptoms have stopped improving over 2-3 months and persist then you would need repeat ncv to compare with pre surgery ncv.
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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Abnormal: But not unusual due to nerve manipulation and repair. I presume in the ulnar distribution of activity-lateral forearm, and lateral two fingers.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Valgys: If chronic, few options other than osteotomy or just living with it.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Cubitus Valgus: when the elbow angle is such that the hand goes away from the body with the and facing forward as the arm is at the side, is not often corrected if i ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not usually advised: Unless you have significant functional problems like loss of motion of the elbow correction is most commonly not recommended. To do so would involved ... Read More
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Dr. Bradford Romans
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No. U may have: an infection that requires urgent treatment. Call your Surgeon today for instructions &/or go to the ER.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Roberts
35 years experience Neurology
Not ulnar nerve: Sounds like Thoracic Outlet Syndrome may be involved. Ulnar nerve does not affect the forearm - that is C8 nerve root. Thoracic Outlet syndrome can ... Read More
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Dr. Mitchell Elkiss
42 years experience Neurology
No: The bruising around the wrist may be the result of blood from the surgical site, slowly tracking down the forearm. If there is new numbness or weaknes ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
Talk to your surgeon: talk to the person who performed your surgery. He/she is the appropriate person to contact in this situation, not strangers on the internet.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
?brachial plexus: Could be a thoracic outlet syndrome or even neck problem and you can best sort out with your doctor. An EMG test could pin down diagnosis.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Healing: Most ulnar nerve surgeries result in better strength and sensation, and are very beneficial. Recovery may be noticed as early as 4 weeks, but as late ... Read More

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