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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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Could ulnar nerve transposition fail after many years?

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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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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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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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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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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Is an ulnar nerve transposition effective for cubital tunnel syndrome?

Is an ulnar nerve transposition effective for cubital tunnel syndrome?

Yes: Ulnar nerve transposition is equivalent to an ulnar nerve decompression operation for entrapment at the elbow. ...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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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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Right ulnar nerve transposition 9/30/2014. New bruising and swelling at wrist with severe [burning] pain down forearm into D4 & D5. Is this normal?

Right ulnar nerve transposition 9/30/2014. New bruising and swelling at wrist with severe [burning] pain down forearm into D4 & D5. Is this normal?

No: The bruising around the wrist may be the result of blood from the surgical site, slowly tracking down the forearm. If there is new numbness or weakness you should see your surgeon. If the 4,5 burning is new, it might be from the swelling of forearm but does merit follow up the surgeon, if it persists. ...Read more

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Right-Ulnar Nerve Transposition 9/30/2014. Persistent elbow swelling. Severe pain down forearm to fingers. Swelling & new bruising anterior of wrist.

Talk to your surgeon: talk to the person who performed your surgery. He/she is the appropriate person to contact in this situation, not strangers on the internet. ...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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