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    Old 09-11-2017, 12:08 AM   #1
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    Hi. I had ulnar nerve Decompression on my right elbow on June 1st. It relieved some of the major pain but I still notice tingling, loss of strength in pinkie, sharp pains in hand near pinkie, and the right side of my elbow is still numb with pain near the nerve when I drive, wash or do anything to my hair where my arms up in the air and even holding my cell phone. I am about 3 1/2 months post op and go back to the doc 4 months post op. I was wondering if this is normal and will it go away for good?

     
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    Old 09-25-2017, 05:38 PM   #2
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    Re: Ulnar Nerve surgery recovery

    So sorry to hear youíre still having issues. I am facing that surgery myself. I have been in pain for two years after an injury.

    Donít know if this helps but my surgeon did tell me the recovery will take 4-6 months. Donít get too discouraged. It might take more time. Best wishes to you!

     
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    Re: Ulnar Nerve surgery recovery

    I also wanted to ask you a few more details of your surgery experience. How would you rate your pain post op? Did the splint it? How large is the incision?

     
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    Re: Ulnar Nerve surgery recovery

    Hi, yes my elbow was splinted and wrapped for about a week. The incision is about an inch and a half on the elbow. The surgery went well, I was knocked out. Woke up with my arm wrapped on bandages. The pain was very minimal for me. I had some pain on a scale it was about 4. I took the pain meds for the first two days and then stopped

     
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    Re: Ulnar Nerve surgery recovery

    Iím scheduled for surgery November 14th. He is going to reposition my ulnar nerve and clean up a tendon Iíve damaged. The pain was so bad for a while that it was unbearable. The past two days itís felt a little bit better. Makes me second guess having the surgery but the pain when I pick things up reminds me it needs to be done. We are hoping to adopt two boys ages 2 and 4 soon and I want to be able to hold them pain free. I have great faith in my surgeon.

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