What Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Treatment do you need?
Cubital tunnel syndrome is also known as ulnar neuropathy because it affects the ulnar nerve. Cubital tunnel syndrome surgery is often the cure to relieving the pain and discomfort.
The ulnar nerve runs through the cubital tunnel in the elbow to supply feeling to the fingers. If you’re currently receiving cubital tunnel syndrome treatment of any kind the condition was probably diagnosed when you experienced numbness, tingling or pain in the hand, arm or fingers.
If milder treatments haven’t worked for you and you feel that cubital tunnel syndrome surgery could be the answer, then I am the number one choice for those seeking hand surgery in Manchester and surrounding areas.
Hand Surgery in Manchester – what does it involve?
Cubital tunnel syndrome surgery can actually involve one of several processes, depending on what is causing the condition.
Essentially, the surgery seeks to reduce compression on the ulnar nerve.
This can be done by moving the nerve itself and even that has options within it; the surgeon may seek to move the nerve to the front of the elbow, to underneath a layer of fat or muscle or even to locate it within the muscle.
Alternatively, if the condition is being caused by the bone then trimming a small amount of bone from the elbow could be the way to ease the pressure.
Surgery should only be sought if other, less invasive, cubital tunnel syndrome treatments have proved unsuccessful and, as you can imagine, it then takes a skilled and experienced surgeon to make the best possible decision about which cubital tunnel syndrome surgery is right for you.
After-care is equally as important because some ongoing therapy may be required.
Also, improvements in the condition may not be immediate, so in that event patients must be closely monitored for progress.
Choosing Sohail Akhtar for Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Surgery
If you opt for hand surgery in Manchester with me as your specialist consultant you can rest assured that you are in the safest of hands (pun intended).
I have over 14 years of experience in performing hand surgery in Manchester and specialise in intricate procedures. I am widely published on the subject and my NHS practice is based at the world-renowned centre for hand surgery in Wrightington Hospital.
As well as an extensive surgical knowledge, I have a way of putting my patients at ease with his caring nature, so from your initial consultation you will feel secure that your cubital tunnel syndrome surgery is being performed by someone you can trust.
With locations available throughout Manchester and Cheshire, you may well have found the most convenient route to regaining full functionality of your hands.