Ulnar Nerve Transposition is a procedure designed to relieve pressure on the ulnar nerve, when conservative treatment fails to relieve the pain. The long ulnar nerve runs from the side of the neck to the fingers, passing over the elbow where it is subject to compression. This type of ulnar nerve compression is often seen in Cubital Tunnel Syndrome.
An Ulnar Nerve Transposition is a surgical procedure which delicately moves the ulnar nerve to the front of the elbow and beneath the protected cover of a muscle. The new placement relieves the compression on the nerve eliminating the pain associated with it, while protecting it from future compression over the elbow.
Postoperative rehabilitation and work with an occupational therapist may be indicated to ensure the rapid resumption of strength and activity.