How long after surgery for ulnar nerve entrapment is there a return to normal function?

Updated: Jun 08, 2018
  • Author: Charles F Guardia, III, MD; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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With appropriate decompression performed in a timely manner, the result of surgery for ulnar nerve entrapment should be a return to normal function. If decompression in situ is performed appropriately, return to normal function is almost immediate. With transposition of the nerve following decompression, postoperative immobilization, and the rehabilitative process, 3-6 months may pass before the patient regains normal function. [148]


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