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What can I expect from submuscular ulnar nerve transposition surgery?

What can I expect from submuscular ulnar nerve transposition surgery?

Ulnar nerve : The ulnar nerve can be released and moved in front of the elbow joint. It is usually maintained there in a pocket either on top of the muscle (subcutaneous), or beneathe the muscle (submuscular). To place the nerve submuscular, you have to detach some muscle, place the nerve beneath, and repair the muscle. Some additional pain initially, and a bit longer to heal with more restrictions. ...Read more

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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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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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Is it possible that ulnar nerve transposition surgery ever slip back out of place?

Yes: It is unusual for that to happen, since the technique is designed to secure the nerve in position. Surgery is not an exact science, and sometimes bad things can happen. ...Read more

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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?

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... ...Read more

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What is an ulnar nerve submuscular transposition like?

Longer recovery: There are 3 types of ulnar nerve repositioning for a ulnar nerve entrapment syndrome: 1. Simple decompression 2. Subcutaneous ulnar transposition 3. Submuscular ulnar transposition transposition surgery means to change the position of, from around the elbow to in front. Simple decompression surgery is as effective as the transposition surgery in most cases, and has a quicker recovery time. ...Read more

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Could ulnar nerve transposition fail after many years?

Scar tissue: Many times scar tissue builds up over time and can cause the original surgery to fail. See the surgeon for your options or even consider nerve hydro-dissection injections from a sports medicine trained pain specialist. Sometimes platelet or even stem cell therapy can be helpful. ...Read more

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How serious is ulnar nerve entrapment surgery?

Open surgery: Any surgery around the nerves has risks and potential complications. Ulnar nerve surgery is a relatively common surgery done by neurosurgeons and nerve specialists. It involves identifying the nerve at the region of the elbow and freeing it up of any scar and adhesions. Sometimes, it is necessary to transpose it or move it slightly so that it is not as easily injured. ...Read more

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