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.
Common sx. It is a common surgery. It is typically done on an outpatient basis. Most patients do well if there is not already nerve damage.