What must be released in a submuscular transposition for ulnar neuropathy?

Updated: Jun 08, 2018
  • Author: Charles F Guardia, III, MD; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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In a submuscular transposition, the origin of the flexor-pronator muscle group must be released. This can be accomplished in a number of ways, and the most important part of any of these releases is to be able to reattach the muscle origin securely. Once the nerve has been transposed to its new bed deep to the flexor-pronator muscle group and on the brachialis, the flexor carpi ulnaris fascia is closed, as is the roof of the epicondylar groove.


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