Decompression of the ulnar nerve

The ulnar nerve runs along the arm and forearm into the hand where it plays a sensory and motor role in the 4th and 5th fingers of the hand (ring and auricular). Compression of the ulnar nerve is a frequent cause of consultation for pain, mainly nocturnal, at the elbow and numbness of the last two fingers of the hand.

The compression of the nerve is generally due to the thickening of a resistant band whose role is to keep the nerve in its gutter.

JPEG

If this pressure is too great, the procedure will involve cutting the strip to release the nerve.

JPEG

  • Anesthesia : loco-regional
  • Technique : micro-surgery
  • Hospitalization : outpatient
  • Immobilization : no
  • Rehabilitation : only self-rehabilitation exercises
  • Postoperative visit : 4 weeks after surgery