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Ulnar Nerve Transposition

If you need a Ulnar Nerve Transposition, please Schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists as soon as possible.

What Is A Ulnar Nerve Transposition?

Ulnar nerve transposition, also known as ulnar nerve relocation or ulnar nerve decompression, is a surgical procedure performed to alleviate pressure or compression on the ulnar nerve as it passes through the elbow. During the procedure, the ulnar nerve is repositioned to a new location, typically in front of or behind the medial epicondyle (the bony prominence on the inside of the elbow), to relieve symptoms and improve nerve function.

Ulnar nerve transposition may be recommended in cases where the ulnar nerve is compressed or irritated due to conditions such as cubital tunnel syndrome, ulnar nerve entrapment, or repetitive stress injuries. Symptoms of ulnar nerve compression can include pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, and difficulty with fine motor movements in the hand and fingers.

The surgery involves making an incision at the elbow, identifying and releasing any structures that may be compressing the nerve, and then relocating the nerve to its new position. After the procedure, the incision is closed, and a splint or brace may be worn to protect the elbow during the initial healing phase. Physical therapy and rehabilitation exercises may also be recommended to restore strength and mobility.

Ulnar nerve transposition aims to alleviate symptoms, improve nerve function, and prevent further damage or deterioration of the ulnar nerve. It is typically considered when conservative treatments, such as rest, splinting, medication, or therapy, have not provided sufficient relief. The decision to undergo ulnar nerve transposition is made on an individual basis, considering the severity of symptoms, the underlying cause of nerve compression, and the overall health and goals of the patient. It is important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment options.


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