Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    78

    Default Ulnar Nerve Transposition/Medial Epicondylectomy

    My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: California

    I had my first unt/me done in 09/04 (as well as carpal tunnel & radial tunnel). Symptoms persisted and worsened so a new doctor did a revision in 09/08. It has been about 3-1/2 months and my elbow is still very sore (feels like it's badly bruised) and my pinky finger is still numb (since the surgery) and very, very sensitive....fingertip hurts when it touches the keyboard...

    Anyone else experience this? I'm hoping the numbness/sensitivity goes away as well as the soreness in my elbow region. The tip of my elbow is also very, very sensitive....

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    12

    Default Re: Ulnar Nerve Transposition/Medial Epicondylectomy

    Are you back to work? Sounds like you continue to have sensitivity which can be normal. Try to work with a certified hand therapist/OT that can work with you in desensitizing the area. Some things that I have done are tubi-sleeve, coban wraps, ultrasound using an anti-inflammatory cream, contrast baths (alternating warm and cold water). You can also use beans/rice or a machine that has warm air and small particals that desensitize the area. Some PT/OT have this. Try to massage area with anti-inflammatory cream, I like Blue Emu and another one that my pharm compounded for me. Others have tried capzasin or biofreeze which initially hurt but can desensitize also. Be sure to follow up with surgeon so they know what is going on, and can make suggestions. If your surgeon is allowing you to move arm freely, try not to immobilize or baby it due to pain. You can develop other issues that are no fun. Of course these are only suggestions, you should consult a medical professional.

    I had tendon repair and ulnar nerve decompression for bilateral medial epicondylitis and ulnar nerve neuropathy on 8/08 and developed complications, they did another ulnar nerve decompression and transposition on 10/08. I have had so many complications, it has been terrible. I understand your frustration. I continue to work with OT, pain specialist to deal with pain. Am returning to Mayo Clinic at end of month for follow up because i developed RSD. Let me know if I can be of any further assistance.
    Last edited by wcinkauai; 01-08-2009 at 06:24 PM. Reason: misspelling

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    78

    Default Re: Ulnar Nerve Transposition/Medial Epicondylectomy

    Quote Quoting wcinkauai View Post
    Are you back to work? Sounds like you continue to have sensitivity which can be normal. Try to work with a certified hand therapist/OT that can work with you in desensitizing the area. Some things that I have done are tubi-sleeve, coban wraps, ultrasound using an anti-inflammatory cream, contrast baths (alternating warm and cold water). You can also use beans/rice or a machine that has warm air and small particals that desensitize the area. Some PT/OT have this. Try to massage area with anti-inflammatory cream, I like Blue Emu and another one that my pharm compounded for me. Others have tried capzasin or biofreeze which initially hurt but can desensitize also. Be sure to follow up with surgeon so they know what is going on, and can make suggestions. If your surgeon is allowing you to move arm freely, try not to immobilize or baby it due to pain. You can develop other issues that are no fun. Of course these are only suggestions, you should consult a medical professional.

    I had tendon repair and ulnar nerve decompression for bilateral medial epicondylitis and ulnar nerve neuropathy on 8/08 and developed complications, they did another ulnar nerve decompression and transposition on 10/08. I have had so many complications, it has been terrible. I understand your frustration. I continue to work with OT, pain specialist to deal with pain. Am returning to Mayo Clinic at end of month for follow up because i developed RSD. Let me know if I can be of any further assistance.
    No, this has been ongoing for over 5 years, lost my job about 4 years ago due to them not being able to accommodate my restrictions.

    I'm working with a certified hand therapist and go to OT 3 times a week. I'm using the beans, rice and pasta....ultra sound irritates it, but the h-wave feels good. I have an analgesic lotion that works well for about an hour and when that wears off, I slather on the Sombra (capcasin lotion)

    I too have had complications and this specialist is attirbuting it to the first surgeon who did 7 procedures on my left arm for the first surgery and 5 procedures on the right arm 3 months later. While I have minimal relief on my right (very minimal), the left has been very persistent. The healing time frame is taking longer than the first go around and I'm experiencing a few other symptoms since the surgery that I didn't have prior......

    I'm currently not taking any pain meds orally, I'm so darn sensitive and the relief I get does not outweigh the side effects.

    I guess I just hope for the best. All the best to you too, I can totally understand what you are going through!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    12

    Default Re: Ulnar Nerve Transposition/Medial Epicondylectomy

    Sounds like you got it covered, I am trying to do a lot of research so if I find out anything new, will pass it on. Plus I am visiting Mayo at the end of the month so I will see how it goes. They have an RSD clinic, not sure how helpful. I may be doing some sort of injections too. I am desperate for a little relief.

    I am surprised that you have had so many procedures, the more they mess around with the nerves is usually not good. Sorry about the suffering that you are experiencing and wish you the very best.

    A Hui Hou

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    12

    Default Re: Ulnar Nerve Transposition/Medial Epicondylectomy

    Sounds like you got it covered, I am trying to do a lot of research so if I find out anything new, will pass it on. Plus I am visiting Mayo at the end of the month so I will see how it goes. They have an RSD clinic, not sure how helpful. I may be doing some sort of injections too. I am desperate for a little relief.

    I am surprised that you have had so many procedures, the more they mess around with the nerve is usually not good. Sorry about the suffering that you are experiencing and wish you the very best.

    A Hui Hou

Similar Threads

  1. Ulnar Nerve Injury
    By HEB500 in forum Disability Benefits
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-11-2010, 01:49 PM
  2. Ulnar Nerve Entrapment
    By Lynn in forum Medical Issues
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-02-2009, 08:25 AM
  3. Ulnar Nerve
    By usimenko in forum New Hampshire
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-29-2008, 02:24 PM
  4. Ulnar Nerve Injury
    By TxMan in forum Medical Issues
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-03-2007, 04:40 PM
  5. Ulnar Nerve Transposition/ RSD
    By marilyn in forum North Carolina
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-14-2006, 07:23 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
 


Find a Lawyer