Wrist & Arm Nerve Surgery Sydney

Wrist & Arm Nerve Surgery Sydney by Plastic Surgeons

  • Numbness or tingling sensation in the fingers?
  • Severe elbow pain?
  • Weakness of muscles in the hand?

Nerve Compression Syndrome can be treated using anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids, or with Wrist & Arm Nerve Surgery.

The nerves in the wrist & arm 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.

Wrist Nerve surgical release is performed by Sydney Specialist Plastic Surgeons Dr Varun Harish and Dr Hari Alani.

They perform a range of Skin Surgery in locations across Sydney, Southwest Sydney and Southern Highlands. The Pure Visage Plastic Surgery Clinic is located in Gregory Hills.

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.

Australia Surgery Cost Dr Kernohan Sydney

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.

The Pure Visage 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.

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.

Your Surgeon 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