Your ulnar nerve is one that stems from the brachial plexus, running down the inner part of your arm behind a bone on the inner part of your elbow and down into your hand. It helps to provide your muscles in the hand and arm with sensation. If this nerve is compressed, or pinched against the bone, it can lead to severe pain and immobility. The ulnar nerve transposition is a procedure done on your ulnar nerve to get it into a spot where it isn’t pinched or irritated by the bone in the elbow. If you are suffering through pain from a pinched nerve, schedule your surgery through I Need A Surgery at an Ambulatory Surgery Center near you.
Individuals whose nerve is being compressed into the bony part of the elbow might need to undergo this surgery to alleviate the pain and pressure. Compression might be the result of additional pressure where the nerve is at, such as from having your elbow resting against your desk at work for hours on end, fracturing the elbow or just having the elbow sitting on the window of your car when on the road. Cubital tunnel syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis can also cause the nerve to become entrapped.
If you are experiencing weakness, pain, numbness in the fingers or tingling, you might need surgery to correct the problem.
Small incisions are made around the elbow to locate the nerve. The nerve is moved from its current location and put into a different area to alleviate pressure. The new location might be within one of your muscles or under your skin. After the procedure is done, a splint or cast will be put onto your elbow to keep it bent. Your elbow will have to stay in this position for two to four weeks. This provides the incision with the time it needs to heal and the nerve to get used to its new location.
It takes anywhere from three to six months to fully recover. Depending on the severity and type of surgery, overall health and how well you stick with the physical therapy, recovery time will vary. After two to four weeks, you will be given an exercise plan from the physical therapist to restore movement to your joint. Toning and stretching exercises are done slowly to help control pain and minimize swelling.
I Need A Surgery can get you the procedure through the Surgery Center Network for $4,960, versus having to pay $49,600 if you were to book the procedure through the hospital on your own. Pricing is exclusive of any implants or other hardware and is only an average. Your actual cost might be higher or lower.
If you are tired of feeling a pinching or numbness in your hand and arm, you need to fill out the contact form to get your surgery scheduled.
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