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What is Ulnar Nerve Release Surgery?

Similar to the surgery performed for carpal tunnel syndrome, the ulnar nerve release operation assists the reduction of pressure on the ulnar nerve by cutting and separating the overlying ligament. The ligament may slowly grow back together post-surgery, however, there will be more space in the ulnar tunnel.

Ulnar Nerve Release Surgery Benefits

  • Relief of discomfort and numbness
  • Stop permanent nerve damage
  • Improve hand function

What to Expect During Surgery

There are two different surgical techniques used for this operation: Open Ulnar Nerve Release and Endoscopic Ulnar Nerve Release. Each of these techniques are safe and frequently used. Regardless, be sure to consult your doctor regarding which technique will work best for you.

Recovery Time

Recovery from cubital tunnel release surgery fluctuates from patient to patient, taking anywhere from several weeks to several months. Symptoms such as numbness or tingling may improve quickly or may take up to six months to go away.

Potential Risks

  • Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Infection of the surgical wound
  • Continued or returning numbness in your ring and little fingers
  • Continued irritation of the ulnar nerve and related symptoms

Here at Surgery Center Fort Collins, we are always looking to make our services as transparent and convenient as we can for our patients. If you are considering ulnar nerve release surgery, contact the Surgery Center of Fort Collins for more information. We do perform this surgery for patients, and it is often more affordable and less stressful to have it done at our ambulatory surgery center as opposed to a hospital setting. Call 970-821-8634 for more information or to schedule an appointment.