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Complications After Cubital Tunnel Surgery
After cubital tunnel surgery I'm still facing the same symptoms though up to 40 % less than before. Should I be concerned? (it's been a year)
It seems: That we waited too long before surgery and some damage might be permanent. Not much to do at this point.
2weeks: Typically longer for cubital tunnel. Weight restrictions x 4 weeks. Recovery is faster with endoscopic treatment.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 3 more doctor answers
I had cubital tunnel release surgery last week. My fingers are now numb/super stiff/weak. I had normal emg tests too. Is this pain normal in recovery?
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?
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Yes: But listen to your body. If the pain comes back you need to back off on wheat you are doing.
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.
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.
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.
I'm having carpal and cubital tunnel surgery- will intubation be required for general anesthesia?
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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