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Doctor insights on: Complications After Cubital Tunnel Surgery

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How long are most people off work from carpal and cubital tunnel surgery?

How long are most people off work from carpal and cubital tunnel surgery?

2weeks: Typically, longer for cubital tunnel. Weight restrictions x 4 weeks. Recovery is faster with endoscopic treatment. ...Read more

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How long could it take to recover from carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel surgery?

How long could it take to recover from carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel surgery?

Depends on severity: Somewhat different for the two. Carpal tunnel involving the median nerve at the wrist has a very quick recovery with many people feeling better immediately after surgery and returning to work sometimes in the same week or at most 3 or 4 weeks later. Cubital tunnel is very different involving the ulnar nerve at the elbow and sometimes requiring transposition of the nerve. Recovery is longer. ...Read more

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Had tennis elbow and cubital tunnel surgery this morning about 9a with nerve block, my arm is just as numb as when I left center, should i be concern?

Had tennis elbow and cubital tunnel surgery this morning about 9a with nerve block, my arm is just as numb as when I left center, should i be concern?

No: These nerve blocks can last for a few days on occasion. It may actually be saving you a lot of agony at the moment. You should start to regain sensation and pain in the next 24 hours. ...Read more

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Complications of cubital tunnel surgery a "second opinion" neurosurgeon (from our same ppo) is suggesting an operation to re-route a nerve due to anterior subluxations after the failure of cubitual tunnel surgery; meaning, to loop the nerve around the el

Complications of cubital tunnel surgery a "second opinion" neurosurgeon (from our same ppo) is suggesting an operation to re-route a nerve due to anterior subluxations after the failure of cubitual tunnel surgery; meaning, to loop the nerve around the el

Reasonable: Most often, a cubital tunnel decompression will not have to be revised. Sometimes, moving the nerve forward is necessary, either because the nerve is unstable or because the decompression was not enough surgery to take care of the original nerve problem. Currently treatment is most often to perform a decompression and then do the transposition later only if necessary. ...Read more

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I have cubital tunnel syndrome in my dominate arm. Will having surgery be a good option?

Depends: There are conservative options for cubital tunnel syndrome but the response to them can be variable. If your symptoms are bad enough to warrant surgery, then surgery can be very helpful often with complete resolution of symptoms. There are a variety of surgeries out there including endoscopic, in situ and transposition surgeries. Speak to your surgeon about which is best for you. ...Read more

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I have cubital tunnel syndrome in my left elbow and it is starting in my right. It is not bad enough for surgery. What can I do to ease the pain?

I have cubital tunnel syndrome in my left elbow and it is starting in my right. It is not bad enough for surgery. What can I do to ease the pain?

Conservative care: May include splinting and nsaids but conserve care is not appropriate for everyone or for ever case of this. It depends upon many factors, such magnitude of the problem, other health issues, results of studies, vocation, structural anatomy, and others. ...Read more

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Nerve test showed ulnar monoeuropathy from moderate to severe cubital tunnel. Ortho follow up recommended surgery next week, do I really need surgery?

Nerve test showed ulnar monoeuropathy from moderate to severe cubital tunnel. Ortho follow up recommended surgery next week, do I really need surgery?

Discuss with surgeon: Only you and the surgeon can decide that answer, as you do indeed have moderate to severe issues as per the emg, so depending on the discomfort you have and the condition as it presents, you may need the surgery, but a discussion with the dr. Who examined you and ordered the test is needed to come to a definitive answer. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm having carpal and cubital tunnel surgery- will intubation be required for general anesthesia?

I'm having carpal and cubital tunnel surgery- will intubation be required for general anesthesia?

Not necessarily: This procedure can be done under local and sedation, or with a general anesthesia using either an endotracheal tube or a laryngeal mask airway. Discuss your options with your anesthesiologist and surgeon before surgery. ...Read more

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What are some complications of carpal tunnel surgery?

What are some complications of carpal tunnel surgery?

Hopefully nothing: This is fairly routine, superficial surgery and complications are rare. It is theoretically possible to cause damage to surrounding nerves or blood vessels in addition to usual risks (infection, poor wound healing, etc), but these are rare. ...Read more

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What will be the complications of carpal tunnel surgery?

What will be the complications of carpal tunnel surgery?

Hopefully nothing: This is fairly routine, superficial surgery and complications are rare. It is theoretically possible to cause damage to surrounding nerves or blood vessels in addition to usual risks (infection, poor wound healing, etc). ...Read more

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Is cubital tunnel syndrome rare?

Is cubital tunnel syndrome rare?

No: It is not rare but less prevalent than carpal tunnel syndrome for every 20 carpal tunnels I do one cubital tunnel release ...Read more

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What do u do for cubital tunnel syndrome?

What do u do for cubital tunnel syndrome?

Seek medical care: Cubital tunnel is compression of the ulnar nerve behind the inside of the elbow. Any activity that keeps the elbow bent can compress the nerve. The symptoms start with a funny feeling in the arm then intermittent numbness of the little and part of the ring finger starts. This can wake one at night. If ignored one can develope permanent numbness and hand weakness. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome?

What are symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome?

Numbness/weakness: Typical compression of ulnar nerve at elbow results in numbness and tingling over digits 4 and 5 in the hand. The elbow is sensitive to touch resulting in tingling shooting down arm. Weakness involving spreading of index and little finger not uncommon. ...Read more

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What are the tests for cubital tunnel syndrome?

Exam and EMG/NCV: Cubital tunnel syndrome can usually be reliably diagnosed with a comprehensive history and physical exam. Electrodiagnostic studies such as emg/ncv can provide objective supportive data. If there is a mass or tumor (not a common cause) sometimes imaging studies: xray, mri, or ultrasound can be used. ...Read more

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What's the process for cubital tunnel syndrome?

Pinched nerve: Cubital tunnel syndrome is a pinched nerve in the elbow. It typically causes numbness and tingling in the ring and little fingers. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome?

What are the symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome?

Numbness, pain: Typically, cubital tunnel syndrome will manifest as numbness and/or tingling in the small finger and the ulnar or outside half of the ring finger. More advanced cases can cause pain about the medial elbow, weakness and clumsiness in the hand and eventually muscle wastig in the hand. ...Read more

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