Median and ulnar nerve injuries can be incredibly frustrating and debilitating. Not only do they cause pain and discomfort, but they can also make everyday tasks very difficult. At Recon Plastic Surgery Centre, Hubli, Dr. Arun Jeedi offers reconstructive surgery to treat nerve injuries and improve the function of your forearm and hand. With median and ulnar nerve injury repair, you can get back to living your life without pain or discomfort.
The median and ulnar nerves are responsible for sensation and motor function in the forearm, wrist, hand, and fingers.
Median and ulnar nerve injuries can be caused by various things, including trauma or entrapment. Traumatic injuries to the median and ulnar nerves are often the result of a direct blow to the nerve or crush injury (physical trauma from prolonged compression of the torso, limbs, or other parts of the body). Entrapment injuries or nerve compression occur when the nerve is pinched or compacted.
Symptoms of median and ulnar nerve injuries include numbness, weakness, and pain in the affected forearm, wrist, hand, and fingers. Median nerve injuries can also cause paralysis of the thumb muscles (called thenar muscle paralysis).
Median/ulnar nerve injury repair is a reconstructive surgery to treat injuries to the median and ulnar nerves. The objective of this surgery is to relieve symptoms of nerve injury and improve the function of the forearm and hand.
The ideal candidate for median/ulnar nerve injury repair is an individual with symptoms of median and ulnar nerve injury that have not resolved with non-surgical treatments.
During the consultation for median/ulnar injury repair at Recon Plastic Surgery Centre, Hubli, reconstructive surgeon Dr. Arun Jeedi will conduct a thorough physical examination of the affected arm. He will evaluate your medical history and current health condition and take x-rays or other imaging tests to determine the extent of the damage.
During the consultation, Dr. Arun Jeedi will discuss with you the most troublesome symptoms and problems brought about by the nerve injury. After the evaluation, he will determine the best treatment option for your nerve injury.
Median/ulnar nerve injury repair surgery is divided into several categories depending on the type and location of the injury, and the extent of nerve damage.
End-to-end closure is the simplest form of nerve repair and is often used for small tears or cuts in the nerve. During this procedure, Dr. Arun Jeedi will align the cut ends of the nerve and sew them together using very fine sutures.
Nerve transfer is a more complex form of nerve repair that is often used for larger nerve injuries. During this procedure, Dr. Arun will take a healthy nerve and connect it to the damaged portion of the affected nerve. This allows the damaged nerve to regain its ability to carry movement and sensation signals. The nerve to be transferred will be chosen based on the damaged nerve as well as the site of damage.
Nerve grafting is often performed when it is not possible to repair the damaged nerve with end-to-end closure or nerve transfer. During this procedure, Dr. Arun will take a healthy nerve from another area of the body (such as the leg) and use it to replace the non-functioning portion of the injured nerve. The healthy nerve will help the injured nerve regenerate, allowing it to regain sensation and function.
Vascularized nerve grafting is similar to regular nerve grafting, however, in this procedure, the donor nerve is removed along with the accompanying artery and vein. Then, the donor nerve and the accompanying artery and vein are transplanted in the affected area. This helps the injured nerve to regenerate more quickly and effectively.
After the surgery, Dr. Arun Jeedi will place your arm in a splint or sling to immobilize it and protect the newly-repaired nerve. You will be given pain medication to help manage any discomfort. Physiotherapy will be started soon after the surgery to help improve the function of your arm and hand. The type of physiotherapy to be performed, as well as the duration, will be determined based on the type of median or ulnar nerve injury repair surgery performed.
Make sure to attend all follow-up sessions with Dr. Arun to monitor your progress and to discuss any concerns.
The cost of median or ulnar nerve injury repair surgery will be determined by Dr. Arun Jeedi during the patient’s OPD consultation, after evaluating the patient’s specific circumstances, understanding the patient’s goals, as well as discussing both advantages and possible disadvantages of the treatment.Book Appointment
Median or ulnar nerve injury repair surgery can provide significant relief from pain and improve sensation and function in the arm and hand. This treatment can help patients suffering from the symptoms of nerve injury regain the ability to perform daily tasks and improve their quality of life.
As with any surgery, there are potential risks associated with median or ulnar nerve injury repair surgery. These risks include numbness, infection, and bleeding. Dr. Arun Jeedi will discuss all potential risks and complications of the surgery during the patient’s OPD consultation. Dr. Arun has many years of experience in reconstructive surgery, and in the rare situation where a complication does occur, he will handle it effectively and safely.
If you have any queries about median/ulnar nerve injury repair surgery or any other procedure, we invite you for a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Arun Jeedi at Recon Plastic Surgery Centre, where he will thoroughly answer all of your questions.Book Appointment
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