Ulnar Nerve Transposition 

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Postoperative Guidelines

  • You will be placed in a splint at the time of surgery. The splint should remain on until your first postoperative visit which will be 8-14 days after surgery and will be on your discharge paperwork.
  • If you have a Penrose drain placed during your surgery, this can be removed 3-5 days after surgery. If you have any questions, please call your physician’s nurse or medical assistant.
  • Your splint and sutures will be removed at your first postoperative visit.
  • Physical Therapy for your elbow, forearm, and wrist range of motion will begin 1-2 weeks after surgery.You will be given an order for therapy either with your discharge instructions or at your first postoperative visit.
  • Follow-up with your surgeon 6 weeks from surgery.
  • Physical Therapy for strengthening will be ordered at 6 weeks if needed.
  • Please remember these outlines are guidelines only. Your care may differ from the typical outlines provided. Please talk to your surgeon or your surgeon’s nurse or medical assistant if you have any questions about your postoperative care. If you have any questions, please call our office at (314) 514-3500.

 

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