Ulnar Nerve Transposition


This surgery relieves pressure on the ulnar nerve at the elbow. It moves the nerve to keep it from being compressed by the medial epicondyle (a bony bump on the inner side of your elbow).


To begin, you're anesthetized. Your surgeon makes a small incision on the inner side of your elbow.

Repositioning the Nerve

The surgeon carefully releases some tissue to free your ulnar nerve. Then, the nerve is moved. It's placed in front of the medial epicondyle. Moving the nerve in front of this bump will keep it from being pinched or irritated when you bend your elbow.

End of Procedure

When the surgery is finished, the incision is closed. Your arm is bandaged, and you may wear a sling. Your healthcare provider will give you tips to help your recovery.