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Nerve Entrapment Surgery

When physical therapy and other forms of non-surgical treatment fail, nerve entrapment surgery is the best option to restore function and alleviate pain.

There are two types of ulnar nerve entrapment surgery:

  1. At the elbow. Your surgeon will make an incision at the elbow and perform a nerve decompression. Or your surgeon may choose to move the nerve to the inner part of the arm so that it is in a more direct position.
  2. At the wrist. If the compression is at the wrist, the incision is made there and the decompression is performed.

Recovery from ulnar nerve entrapment surgery:

When physical therapy and other forms of non-surgical treatment fail, surgery is the best option to restore function and alleviate pain.

Recovery from ulnar nerve entrapment surgery:

Your bandages will be removed within 24 hours. Stitches if present are taken out in 10 days. Most people return to full activity within six weeks.

To make an appointment or request a consultation, contact the Johns Hopkins Peripheral Nerve Surgery Center at 410-614-9923.

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Maryland Patients

To request an appointment or refer a patient, please contact the Johns Hopkins Peripheral Nerve Surgery Center at 410-614-9923.
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Adult Neurology: 410-955-9441
Pediatric Neurology: 410-955-4259
Adult Neurosurgery: 410-955-6406
Pediatric Neurosurgery: 410-955-7337

 

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