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Entrapment Neuropathy

Thank you for considering our practice for your upcoming procedure. We understand that surgery can be overwhelming, but we are committed to providing you with the information and care you need to feel confident and prepared for your procedure. Here is what you can expect before, during, and after your surgery.

About the Procedure

What is an Entrapment Neuropathy procedure?

Entrapment neuropathy refers to a condition in which a peripheral nerve becomes compressed or trapped, causing pain, weakness, or other symptoms in the affected area. Common examples of entrapment neuropathy include carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome.

Before the procedure:

Before the procedure, you will meet with your healthcare provider to discuss your symptoms and medical history. They may perform diagnostic tests, such as nerve conduction studies or electromyography, to confirm the diagnosis and identify the location of the nerve compression. Based on the results of these tests, your healthcare provider will determine the best treatment approach for your specific condition.

During the procedure:

The procedure to treat entrapment neuropathy typically involves decompressing the affected nerve. Depending on the location of the nerve compression, this may be done using a variety of techniques. For example, in carpal tunnel syndrome, the surgeon may make a small incision in the wrist and cut the transverse carpal ligament to release pressure on the median nerve. In cubital tunnel syndrome, the surgeon may move the ulnar nerve to a new position to prevent further compression.

After the procedure:

After the procedure, you may need to wear a splint or brace to immobilize the affected area while it heals. Physical therapy may also be recommended to help restore strength and function to the affected nerve. It may take several weeks or months for full recovery, and the success of the procedure depends on several factors, including the extent of nerve damage and the duration of symptoms prior to treatment.

We hope this information has been helpful in preparing you for your treatment. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office. We are here to support you throughout your entire journey to recovery.

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