Ulnar Nerve Transposition, which is typically performed under general or regional anesthesia, repositions the ulnar nerve to prevent it from sliding against or becoming pinched by the medial epicondyle (the bony bump on the elbow). Ulnar nerve transposition is used to treat cubital tunnel syndrome.
The surgeon makes an incision along the inner side of the elbow to access the ulnar nerve and medial epicondyle. The surgeon carefully moves the ulnar nerve from behind the medial epicondyle to a new position in front of this bony bump. The nerve can be routed over, through, or under the muscles of the forearm.The new placement will prevent the nerve from being compressed against the medial epicondyle when the elbow is bent.
Ulnar Nerve Transposition Recovery
The patient may be required to wear a splint for one to two weeks after the surgery. Occupational or physical therapy may be required after the arm has healed.
St. Paul Ulnar Nerve Transposition Surgeons
For a complete evaluation to understand if you have cubital tunnel syndrome, complete the ‘Request an Appointment’ on this page, or contact Midwest Spine & Brain Institute at 1.800.353.7720 to schedule your consultation. Our team consists of board-certified spine surgeons, pain management specialists, physician assistants, and more. We have locations throughout the Twin Cities metro area and treat patients throughout Minnesota.