Ulnar Nerve Compression
An ulnar nerve decompression is performed when the ulnar nerve becomes entrapped at the elbow. The pressure will need to be relieved from the ulnar nerve to eliminate pain, numbness, and tingling.
This surgery is performed under local anesthesia. A small incision (approximately 1.5 inches) is made at the elbow area. The ulnar nerve is released from all areas of compression. The incision is closed with sutures. This surgery takes approximately 30 minutes and is performed on an outpatient basis.
You will be encouraged to utilize range of motion of your elbow, however, you will have some restrictions.
You can shower immediately following surgery, however, bathing is not recommended until the sutures are removed. The incision will need to be covered when taking a shower.