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Surgical treatment of nerve entrapment syndrome in the upper limbs

Nerve entrapment syndrome in the upper limbs causes numbness in the arms and hands, pain, and sometimes clumsiness or weakness. The most common types of upper limb nerve entrapment syndrome are carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar nerve entrapment (ulnar sulcus syndrome). The diagnosis is usually confirmed through an ENMG examination.

Surgical treatment involves releasing the entrapped nerve by opening up the carpal tunnel structures which are compressing it. The procedure is performed at our day surgery unit. Surgical treatment should be considered if other forms of treatment do not bring the desired results or if the symptoms are severe or progressive.