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Ulnar Shortening Surgery
Stitches out 6days ago - cyst removal/thigh Site pain& leaking yellowish/blood fluid since Ulnar shortening surgery next Wed Can I make this close b4?
I do not know: It is up to him to decide what the proper time for it. ...Read more
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
Surgeon' call: If you're ulna is relatively long compared to your radius most upper extremity surgeons will shorten the ulna w/ tfcc debridement/ repair routinely.Other surgeons will determine the need for ulnar shortening @ the time of arthroscopy depending on findings @ the scope( my preference)...Also the shortening( if needed) can be done 'open' or arthroscopically. Good luck! ...Read more
Slow recovery: Important thing is to make sure of the diagnosis that the problem is at the elbow where the ulnar nerve is. Make sure the nerve studies are accurate. It is common to mistake problems in the neck or elsewhere for problems at the elbow. The recovery after surgery takes a long time and you need to follow all the exercise regimen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ulnar shortening: is when a thin section of the ulna, the forearm.wrist bone on the little finger side of the forearm is removed, and the ulna is plated and fixed . thistreduces the contact of the ulna at the wrist with the structures there such as the carpal bones. The ulna typically heals in around 8 weeks and early on light activity is fine/encouraged but full strength and mobility may take a month or two more. ...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?
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
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
What are possible complications after distal radio-ulnar joint surgery? Typically how effective is this surgery? Are there non-surgical alternatives
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
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