Ulnar nerve transposition is a surgery to move a nerve at the elbow. A new path will be made for the nerve to sit in.
Reasons for Procedure
This surgery is done in people with cubital tunnel syndrome. This happens when there is pressure on the ulnar nerve inside the elbow. It can lead to tingling and weakness in the arm. This surgery will ease the pressure on the nerve.
Pressure on the ulnar nerve can cause problems in the pinky and ring fingers of the hand.
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Ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow (cubital tunnel syndrome). OrthoInfo—American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website. Available at: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00069. Updated September 2015. Accessed December 9, 2019.
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