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How successful is ulnar nerve release surgery?

Ulnar nerve release is a very successful surgery with rare complications. Studies show 87% of patients have a permanent improvement in their symptoms with surgery. Only 3% of patients have complications resulting from ulnar nerve release, the most common complication being incomplete release requiring a repeat operation.

The high success rate of ulnar nerve release is due to how many people require it. Around 6% of the US population has symptoms of ulnar nerve compression. A large number of these individuals undergo this surgery every year. Because this surgery is so common, the surgeons that perform it become extremely experienced, leading to safer surgeries with fewer complications.

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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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