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Ulnar Nerve Surgery Success Rate
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
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
Softball player w shoulder pain after coming back from ulnar nerve surgery. Symptoms: can't sleep on it, worse at night, constant pain, hard 2 move it?
Give it time: If the surgery was very recent, could be from your position on the operating table. If you are already back to playing softball, could just be getting used to playing again after a perios of non-use. Give it some time, it should get better on its own. Be sure to warm up before play and practice. If it persists, ask the doctor about it that the did nerve surgery. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Often compression: During surgery, the arms and legs must be arranged in a fashion to prevent compression of the nerves. Since anesthetics are used during surgery, the arms and the legs can compress themselves if the surgery is a decent length. When nerves are compressed, numbness and weakness may follow. Stretching also may occur during surgery, this may also result in mild damage. ...Read more
Will pillar pain 4 months post CTR surgery go away? I had extensive physio and ulnar nerve complications (still). Will I need a second 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dad: neuro diagnosed w/ ulnar nerve entrp., bad pain, tough to sleep at times. Pain on/off. Ortho surg. Said no surgery (decomp) yet... Next steps?
Ortho is right : The problem is going on for only a week (as noted in previous question). Conservative therapy can certainly help. Soft foam pad for elbow support helps reduce inadvertent compression. Limits nighttime flexion, can be done with towel wrap or a brace if not too rigid. Ultrasound guided block can provide additional diagnostic info and fast relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Get seen by doctor: If you have numbness of the gum and or lip long after the effect of the local anesthetic that the dentist used, should have worn off — see your dentist. If after trauma, i.e. Fractures of the jaw bones, then seek medical attention. The er doctor or your pcp will refer you to a maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more
I just had ulna nerve surgery 2 weeks ago. I just had stitches out yesterday and the pain is so bad. Approximately how long does pain last?
another 3-4 weeks!:
It could take another 3-4 weeks.
Have you had any improvement from the pain at all?
Any other symptom? ...Read more
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