Ulnar Neuropathy

Surgery is designed to prevent further progression of your symptoms from compression and relieving the pressure which usually results from a combination of thickened fascia and scar tissue.

Generally speaking most people are pleased with the outcome of surgery. Symptoms often improve, but not necessarily full resolve. A small number of people will continue to progress and get worse for reasons which are not related to pressure but more likely inflammation. 

The procedure is performed under general anaesthesia and individuals can expect to go home the same day. The operation usually takes about 30 mins to perform, and is generally not a painful operation. The surgery will involved making an incision at the elbow with subsequent release of the fascia and scar tissue over the nerve. We advise individuals not use the operated on arm fully for the first 10-14 days, to allow the wound to heal satisfactorily.

We would say the risk of catastrophic neurological damage amount to less than 1:100. There is a small risk of infection, bleeding and re-compression from scar tissue which may necessitate further consideration for surgery.

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