What is Ulnar nerve surgery?

Category: Surgeries

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The ulnar nerve is one of the three main nerves in the arm. If the nerve is very compressed; or if there is muscle wasting, the doctor may recommend surgery to take pressure off of the nerve.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pinched/compressed ulnar nerve 5 3
Cubital tunnel syndrome 4 1
Ulnar neuropathy 2 1
Numbness in left thumb 1 0
Partially severed finger 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ulnar nerve surgery

Side effect Patients
Surgical pain 1

Duration

Stopped having Ulnar nerve surgery

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 7
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 2
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2 patient evaluations for Ulnar nerve surgery

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pinched/compressed ulnar nerve)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: One time

  • 0 helpful marks

May 14, 2010 (Started Mar 11, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for wheelchair competing)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: insomnia

  • 0 helpful marks
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