Nerve Compression Syndrome Melbourne
Nerve Compression Syndrome are treated by anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids, or with surgical release performed by Dr Carmen Munteanu in Melbourne.
The nerves in the wrist which are 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 carpel tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, as well as radial tunnel syndrome. Diagnosing compression syndromes can be completed by reviewing a patient’s history, medical history, as well as imaging techniques and nerve conduction studies.
Dr Carmen Munteanu is a specialist plastic surgeon and armlift expert. She provides dedicated and compassionate care to her patients who wish to undergo this surgery.
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.
Nerve Compression Syndromes Costs & fees – How much is an Nerve Compression Syndromes ?
At your initial consultation, you will be given a detailed quote for your chosen procedure. This will include a Surgeon’s fee, Anaesthetist fee, Surgical Assistant fee and the hospital fees.
Dr Carmen’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.
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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.
Risks and Complications of Nerve Compression Surgery
Every surgery has some risks and possible complications.
Dr Carmen will cover the potential risks and complications during your consultation as part of your informed consent. She will also explain the measures she 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 Carmen 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.