What are serious complications of surgical decompression of the ulnar nerve for 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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The most serious complications of surgical decompression of the ulnar nerve are the following [186] :

  • Failure to decompress the nerve adequately, causing a new area of entrapment with the decompression

  • Injury to the nerve during decompression or transposition

  • Neuromata of the medial antebrachial cutaneous nerve

  • Failure to recognize a double-crush syndrome

  • Infection, failure to heal, thrombophlebitis, atelectasis, and failure of the operation due to an unknown cause


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