Surgical Treatment of Ulnar Neuropathy 
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 Surgical Treatment of Ulnar Neuropathy

I have been diagnosed as having ulnar neuropathy which was caused by
use of a workstation.  The neurologist is fairly certain that the
ulnar nerve is compressed in the elbow region, and is recommending
a surgical decompression of the nerve since splinting and rest do
not appear to be relieving the paresthesia and muscle weakness.

There apparently are four surgical approaches that can be taken to
correct lesions at the elbow:

        simple release of the flexor carpi ulnaris aponeurosis

        medial epicondylectomy

        anterior transplantation of the nerve into a subcutaneous

        anterior transplantation of the nerve deep underneath the
        flexor pronator muscle mass

Of these four methods, the neurologist is talking about using one of the
transplantation methods.

If you are familiar with any of these procedures, or have had one of
these procedures done, I would appreciate it very much if you would
contact me as soon as possible, because I have to see the doctor again
soon, and would like to get more input so I can make an informed decision.



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Mon, 11 Oct 1993 08:45:12 GMT
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