Median Nerve Forearm Decompression - Extended
Authors: Mackinnon SE1, Yee A1
Published: February 11, 2011
1 Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
No authors have a financial interest in any of the products, devices, or drugs mentioned in this production or publication.
The median nerve is decompressed in the forearm. A Z-plasty lengthening is performed on the pronator teres tendon. In addition, the tendon of the deep head of the pronator teres is transected and the flexor digitorum superficialis tendinous arch is released.