Dr. Clayton Alexander is an orthopedic surgeon, focusing on upper extremity areas including the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. He has specialized Fellowship training in advanced hand surgeries.
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Patients turn to The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy Medical Center when they experience pain and tingling in their elbows or hands. Mercy's doctors specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of upper extremity conditions including ulnar neuropathy.
The ulnar nerve runs from the neck down the arm and into the hand. Ulnar neuropathy occurs when this nerve becomes compressed due to pressure on the nerve. The most common locations for the nerve to become compressed or entrapped are the elbow followed by the wrist.
Symptoms of ulnar neuropathy include:
Ulnar neuropathy can be diagnosed during a physical exam and by taking a medical history. Electrodiagnostic or nerve conduction studies may be conducted and MRIs may be performed to confirm the diagnosis of ulnar neuropathy.
Ulnar neuropathy often is first treated with non-surgical options such as:
Surgery becomes a treatment option when non-surgical options are not relieving ulnar neuropathy symptoms. Nerve decompression surgery may be performed when the ulnar nerve is severely compressed.
The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, is led by orthopedic surgeons specializing in the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand conditions, including but not limited to bursitis, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow. Mercy Medical Center has been named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery, placing it among the top shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand hospitals.
The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center is part of The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy Medical Center.
Gregory Gasbarro, M.D., is a Fellowship-trained shoulder surgeon with extensive expertise and a dedicated focus on shoulder injuries and conditions.