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Ulnar Nerve Entrapment Surgery


Around mid-February my middle, ring and pinkie finger going down to my elbow on my left arm has had a deaden/numbness feeling to it. It has started to get better around mid-April with the sensation on my left middle finger having most of it's feeling back and my ring finger partly regaining its back also. During this time I have seen my doctor who referred me to another doctor at a neurological clinic. The doctor at the Neurological did a nerve conductive study/ a EMG, and I was diagnosis with severe left ulnar neuropathy at the elbow. He suggested that I go for surgery. But with all the possible complications combine with the fact that its be over four months since I've had an significant sensation along my left arm/ring and pinkie fingers I don't believe that I'll ever get any feeling back there. As such I'd rather not have surgery since there seems nothing to gain but only to lose from it.
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351246 tn?1379685732
Hi!

In all probability you have cubital tunnel syndrome, in which the ulnar nerve is compressed at the elbow. This causes numbness of pinky finger and that side of ring finger along with pain on the inner side of forearm. Treatment is usually through physiotherapy.
Hope this helps. Take care!

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