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How painful is ulnar release surgery?

Ulnar nerve release surgery is a minor procedure that causes minimal damage to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments surrounding the elbow. Because of this, the surgery and its recovery are less painful than the hand pain and cramping that leads doctors to refer patients for this surgery.

Any pain after the procedure generally resolves within days, and relief from the symptoms of ulnar nerve compression can be immediate. Pain is typically well controlled with over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Motrin) for one to two days after the procedure.

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* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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