Peripheral nerve release

NERVE DECOMPRESSION SURGERY

 

Peripheral nerve release can relieve pain or numbness in your hands, arms, legs or feet caused by pinched nerves

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What is nerve release surgery?

Peripheral nerves run from your central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) to control movement and sensation in your muscles and limbs.

If a nerve becomes pinched due to an injury or condition, it can cause pain, tingling or a lack of sensation. A surgical procedure can relieve these symptoms.

Need to know

Your procedure will depend on the cause and type of peripheral nerve condition you have. Common procedures include:

  • ulnar decompression (elbow)
  • peroneal decompression (knee)
  • median nerve decompression (wrist) — also known as carpal tunnel surgery.

Surgery involves releasing the pinched nerve from the surrounding tissue that's compressing it. This can often be done as a minimally invasive procedure, which can offer instant relief and a faster recovery. Your consultant will recommend the best approach for you.

Surgery may be done using local or general anaesthetic, depending on the area and complexity of the procedure.

Your consultant will explain the procedure to you and answer any questions you may have. They'll let you know what you need to do to prepare, including how long you may need to avoid eating or drinking beforehand.

Like all procedures, there may be some risks and side effects involved. Your consultant will explain these to you.

Depending on the procedure you've had, you may need to be cared for in hospital overnight. Your consultant will let you know what to expect. It can take a couple of months to fully recover from peripheral nerve release surgery.

Your consultant may recommend physiotherapy exercises to help rebuild your strength and range of movement. They'll also let you know when you can get back to your usual routine, including work or exercise.

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Mr Marco Sinisi - Peripheral Nerve Specialist

At HCA Healthcare UK, we work with leading consultants to enable access to the the latest techniques and treatment.

Mr Marco Sinisi is our lead consultant for Peripheral Nerve Injuries based at The Wellington Hospital. Mr Sinisi has a comprehensive knowledge of nerve injuries and has experience in a wide range of nerve problems from trauma through to sports injuries. He is experienced in managing complex nerve conditions as well as performing complex nerve operations. 

Hospital stay and procedure

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Peripheral nerve release Consultants

Mr Marco Sinisi

Mr Marco Sinisi

Neurosurgery

Mr Carlos Cobiella

Mr Carlos Cobiella

Orthopaedic Surgery

Mr Henry Colaco

Mr Henry Colaco

Orthopaedic Surgery

Mr Adel Tavakkolizadeh

Mr Adel Tavakkolizadeh

Orthopaedic Surgery

Our Peripheral nerve release locations

The Portland Hospital

The Portland Hospital

205-209 Great Portland Street W1W 5AH London
The Shard Outpatients

The Shard Outpatients

The Shard, 32 St Thomas Street SE1 9BS London
London Bridge Hospital

London Bridge Hospital

27 Tooley Street SE1 2PR London

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This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.