What are the advantages of decompression with anterior transposition for the treatment of ulnar neuropathy?

Updated: Jun 08, 2018
  • Author: Charles F Guardia, III, MD; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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Decompression with anterior transposition is usually the operation of choice for ulnar nerve compression at the elbow. Its main advantage is that it moves the ulnar nerve from an unsuitable bed to one that is less scarred. The nerve is effectively lengthened a few centimeters with transposition, and this decreases the tension placed on the nerve with elbow flexion. [38]


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