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Ulnar shortening: It takes approximately 8-12 weeks for the surgery to heal. ...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
What are possible complications after distal radio-ulnar joint surgery? Typically how effective is this surgery? Are there non-surgical alternatives
My quote is: There is no problem in orthopedics so bad that it can't b made worse by surgery. Ask a lot of questions. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
Is it normal to have positive ulnar variance after surgery. Other words to have metal plate inserted in wrist that is too short?
No: Positive ulnar variant refers to the fact that the ulna extends beyond the articular surface of the radius. If you had radial fracture would indicate compaction of the fracture resulting in shortening of the radius. If it was an ulnar fracture then may be distraction at the reduction site lengthening the ulna. This can occur as as a natural growth abnormality diagnosed by previous xrays. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Negative EMG - Diagnosed with Ulnar Neuropathy. Is surgery still beneficial as a preventative measure (to avoid muscle wasting) at this stage?
It depends: If the ulnar neuropathy was demonstrated from an imaging study showing a compression or other specific cause surgery might be beneficial but the lack of correlation to the EMG/NCV is bothersome. Discuss further with your doctor about the benefits of surgery and the current diagnosis before proceeding would be a suggestion. ...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
How are endocrine disorders linked to carpal tunnel, and can they affect more like the ulnar nerve? I hd surgery last month for ctr and guyon's canal.
Causation: Carpal tunnel syndrome, in part, represents a synovitis and inflammation narrows the canal. Hypothyroidism and acromegaly (a pituitary growth hormone disorder) are endocrine disorders which cause cts. Diabetes is another (insulin issues--adrenal problems). Pregnancy, not fully endocrine, another cause. Not unique to have other nerves involved, such as ulnar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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