Re: ulnar nerve damage
sorry you have had to go thru so many surgeries just for some relief. i am just wondering since you were actually having bilateral pain/symptoms in both ulnars, did they ever actually do a c spine MRI at all even before your very first surgery in order to just rule out a possible problem up in your c spine that would give you the very same symptoms? just having a centrally located type of herniation at the c7-t1 area, whatever they were thinking when you presented with the ulnar affectation could have been c spine. your ulnar IS also your c 8 nerve in the c spine area. while you do not actually have a c 8 vertebrae,you DO have that c 8 nerve that does innervate the pinkie and one side of the ring finger too. as far as the carpal tunnel,that is actually innervated by the median nerve that passes thru that carpal tunnel and would not affect the same fingers as they ulnar.
i am just trying to understand why they jumped on that ulnar nerve reposistioning if indeed they did not actually check out your c spine with an MRI first? you did not mention having one so i am just assuming? if you have not ever had one,i do think it needs to be done at this point. "something",which could be many many possibles,is affecting nerves still,the best place to look would be at the c spine level and the upper T too. just wanted to mention this to you since you still appear to be suffering with pretty much the same things as pre op? marcia
11-20-01,placement of hardware for failed fusion
9-22-03,removal of cavernous hemangioma that was inside spinal cord. Neuro damage to L hand L leg and R leg.