What is ulnar nerve transposition?
Ulnar nerve transposition is an outpatient surgical procedure that treats ulnar nerve entrapment or cubital tunnel syndrome. The procedure involves moving the ulnar nerve (“the funny bone”), which runs at from top of the inner upper arm near the shoulder, across the inside of the elbow, and down to the fingers. The ulnar nerve is repositioned from its placement behind the medial epicondyle to an area above the condyle where it will not be compressed or stretched during normal elbow bending. Dr. Riley J. Williams, orthopedic elbow surgeon, serving Manhattan, New York City and the surrounding New York boroughs, has extensive experience in successfully performing ulnar nerve transposition procedures.