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Ulnar Nerve Transposition: A Closer Look

There are surgical procedures that may help relieve pressure on the ulnar nerve that causes ulnar nerve entrapment, otherwise known as Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, at the elbow. 

 

During cubital tunnel (or ulnar nerve) decompression surgery, the nerve is either decompressed or moved from its current location in the tunnel to the anterior elbow to relieve compression and stretch of the nerve. This will prevent friction or stretching of the nerve when your elbow is bent.

 

Your surgeon will talk with you about the option that would be best for you.

For specific instructions from your surgeon, please visit the post operative page.

 

 

 

 

For detailed information regarding the procedure, see the helpful links below:

American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)