Typically it could take anywhere between 3 to 6 months for recovery to take place. However, this is highly dependent on the extent of damage to the ulnar nerve and the severity of each case. An ulnar nerve transposition is reported to have high levels of satisfaction due to its capacity to relieve symptoms. One can expect improvement in sensory capabilities and improved arm strength. In the cases of athletes and returning to sports, a promising outcome of a high return rate to sports is observed.
It is important to note that treatment does not end at surgery. Following an ulnar nerve transposition procedure, patients need to participate in aggressive rehabilitation to address muscle atrophy in most cases. Whilst many ulnar nerve transpositions have high capabilities of addressing issues related to compression, entrapment, and impingement, discipline and dedication towards physiotherapy are key to complete recovery.
Diets and post-surgical habits could also impact your healing rate. With positive post-surgical care and collaborative work with your orthopaedist, a positive outcome can be anticipated.
Your orthopaedist can give you a better idea of what to expect based on your individual needs and circumstances.