A 48-year-old female asked:
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had ulnar nerve transposition surgery. 4/30 /14still numb from elbow to wrist, arm swells, told angry nerve? how long before it gets normal again?

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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 cause your arm to swell, if the blood vessels are involved. See a Neurologist that is well versed in Ulnar neuropathy, Neurogenic and Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome...
Answered on May 28, 2014

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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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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.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Maybe: Have your doctor order an EMG/NCV study, and this will pinpoint the precise nerve and location if done correctly.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Not normal: This is due to ulnar nerve compression. Call your surgeon and let him or her reevaluate the area. It may resolve as swelling goes down but the surgeon ... Read More
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