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What can I do if my ulnar nerve is trapped in my elbow - help?

What can I do if my ulnar nerve is trapped in my elbow - help?

Ulnar Nerve: Are you referring to cubital tunnel syndrome where compression of your ulnar nerve is causing pain, tingling, numbness or weakness into the hand? Usually this can be treated by decreasing the amount of time you are in a flexed elbow position at work, in a car, and during sleep. A small knee pain on your elbow with the pad in the front will help you keep your arm straight at night. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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

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

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 wrapping around the elbow can make the hand get swollen. Either way, it's not good to have a swollen hand. It needs to get worked out. See your surgeon. ...Read more

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Have cubitus valgus in left hand as a result of old fracture , one month back i treated with ulnar nerve transposition , can I treat my elbow angel?

Have cubitus valgus in left hand as a result of old fracture , one month back i treated with ulnar nerve transposition , can I treat my elbow angel?

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 it due to a boney injury. the late affect can be a so called tardy ulnar nerve palsy. After nerve transposition to attempt osteotomy would not be strongly advised but even then the issue is often cosmetic when no ligaments are truly involved ...Read more

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I have cubitus valgus in left hand as a result of old fracture , one month back i treated with ulnar nerve transposition , can i treat my elbow angel?

I have cubitus valgus in left hand as a result of old fracture , 
one month back  i treated with ulnar nerve transposition , 
can i treat my elbow angel?

Cubitus valgus elbow: Angulation can place "tension" on the ulnar nerve and result in what is at times referred to as a tardy ulnar nerve palsy. Transposition is recommended to relieve that tension on the nerve. If the fracture is very old it is usually not wise to treat the deformity now especially after or with nerve surgery but of course its never an absolute, speak to your surgeon about your concerns. ...Read more

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What happens after ulnar nerve transposition surgery?

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 as 4-6 months, assuming no post-op complications. On occasion, hand therapy is very useful. ...Read more

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Had ulnar nerve transposition 11 months ago, still tingles and is tender sometimes. Got an ncv 8 months ago with really positive results.Is it normal?

Had ulnar nerve transposition 11 months ago, still tingles and is tender sometimes.  Got an ncv 8 months ago with really positive results.Is it normal?

It can be normal.: Since the nerve is moved or transposed at surgery, the traditional methods of testing (ncv) the nerve may be limited in reliability. Tenderness could be indicative of coexisting issues. The degree of nerve injury preoperatively will partly determine the eventual outcome. Nevertheless, full recovery may take up to 2 years or may never occur. ...Read more

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