Indications for Ulnar Nerve Transposition
- Compression of the ulnar nerve caused due to injury or excessive pressure placed on the elbow.
- Ulnar nerve entrapment due to conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, or cubital tunnel syndrome.
- Failure of conservative therapy measures.
- Drawing back (clawing) of the fourth and fifth digits of your hand.
- A progressive loss of the hand’s ability to move.
Preparation before Surgery
Before undergoing the ulnar nerve transposition surgery, your doctor will carry out a complete clinical examination, and order blood tests and chest X-rays. The affected area from the neck to the fingers will be prepared for the surgery and a tourniquet (device to stop blood flow) may be applied if required.
How is the Procedure Performed?
- Nerve injury
- Failure to completely decompress the ulnar nerve
- Thrombophlebitis (inflammation of veins)