Wrist & Arm Nerve Surgery Sydney by Dr Kernohan
- Numbness or tingling sensation in the fingers?
- Severe elbow pain?
- Weakness of muscles in the hand?
Wrist & Arm Nerve Compression Syndrome can be treated using anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids, or with nerve surgery – surgical release performed by Dr Michael Kernohan in Sydney’s Southwest and Southern Ranges.
The nerves in the wrist & arm which may be susceptible to compression include:
- Medium nerve in the wrist
- Ulnar nerve at the elbow
- Radial nerve in the proximal forearm
If these nerves are compressed, it can cause carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome or radial tunnel syndrome. Diagnosing compression syndromes can be completed by reviewing patient history, medical history, as well as imaging techniques and nerve conduction studies.
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
This condition is often caused by pressure or by prolonged excessive flexion of the elbow. It causes numbness and tingling sensation in the ring finger and little finger, as well as severe elbow pain. If the condition is severe, patients may suffer weakness of muscles in the hand, a pinch between thumb and index finger and poor hand grip.
Radial Tunnel Syndrome
Radial Tunnel Syndrome can be caused by trauma, ganglia, lipomas, bone tumours, or elbow synovitis. This condition causes lancinating pain in forearm and elbow, which may be aggravated when wrist and fingers are extended.
Nerve Surgery Costs & fees for – How much is an Radial or Cubital Tunnel Surgery in Sydney ?
At your initial consultation, you will be given a detailed quote for your chosen procedure. This will include a Surgeon’s fee, Anaesthetist fee and the theatre/hospital fees.
Dr Kernohan’s team will provide you a customised fee for your surgery depending on the type of procedure, hospital and how long you want to stay in hospital. An approximate fee range for your arm lift surgery can be provided over the phone when you speak to a Patient Care Advisor. We also provide information on different methods of payment.
Find out more about Nerve Compression Syndromes Prices and Consultation Fees.
Risks and Complications of Nerve Surgery
Every surgery has some risks and possible complications.
Dr Kernohan will cover the potential risks and complications during your consultation as part of your informed consent. He will also explain the measures he will take in order to reduce your risks as much as possible.
For more information about risks of surgery and possible complications.
Things you can do to minimise your risks and complications of surgery
- Read all your surgical documents and follow instructions of your surgeon precisely – rest & Allow time to heal, wear your compression garments as instructed, avoid removing your own bandages or touching at the incision site until it has healed properly.
- Do NOT Smoke at all during the surgical journey – especially critical in the periods before and after surgery
- Be accurate and upfront about ALL your medications, supplements and vitamins that you are currently taking – Tell both Dr Kernohan and your anaesthetist
- When providing your medical history give specific details about ANY past difficulties you have had with surgery, anaesthesia, hospital visits or healing
- Thorough pre-washing of your own body prior to surgery can reduce skin bacteria and risk of infection.
- Successful surgical outcomes are the result of a number of considerations – realistic surgical goals, realistic patient expectations, and a good knowledge and understanding of possible risks and complications.
Further Reading – Medical References about Wrist & Arm Nerve Surgery
- StatPearls- Hand Nerve Compression Syndromes
- Journal of Orthopaedics- Cubital tunnel syndrome: Anatomy, clinical presentation, and management
- MayoClinic- Pinched Nerve
- Medical News Today- Nerve compression syndrome: Definition and treatments
- WebMD-Pinched (Compressed) Nerve
Dr Michael Kernohan – Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Sydney NSW
Dr Michael Kernohan is a Sydney Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon providing a wide range of services from skin cancer to cosmetic surgery for the face, nose, breast and body.
He also offers complex reconstructive procedures following trauma and a range of cancer treatments using the most innovative and up-to-date treatment options.
Dr Kernohan is able to care for both public and private patients and currently has appointments in five Sydney hospitals and has an additional leadership role as Director of Surgical Specialities.
His main clinic is located in Campbelltown and he has 4 other locations – Bowral, Liverpool, Surry Hills (city) and Gregory Hills opening in late May – servicing patients in Sydney Southwest and Southern Highlands.