Epicondylectomy (Ulnar Nerve Transposition, Transfer)

An ulnar nerve transposition is performed to alleviate pressure on a nerve in the elbow. This pressure can lead to ulnar nerve compression and cubital tunnel syndrome, which is somewhat similar to carpal tunnel syndrome. Because it occurs in the elbow, cubital tunnel syndrome can cause tingling and numbness down your arm and into your hand, which an ulnar nerve transposition can alleviate.

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2510 17th Street West
Billings, MT 59102
(406) 245-3238

When Procedure is Used

While both procedures may be used purely for cosmetic reasons, drooping or sagging eyelids can also reduce a person’s visual field. Excess skin, fat, and other tissues are removed and the “bags” under your eyes can be diminished or eliminated to achieve a younger appearance and to improve peripheral vision.

During Surgery

You will be given local or general anesthesia and medication to help you relax during the procedure. Usually, your surgeon will work on your upper eyelid first: a cut will be made along its crease so that the surgeon can remove excess fat and tissue. For the lower eyelid, a cut will be made just below your lower eyelashes in order to remove or reshape extra tissue. If you are having a canthopexy, your surgeon will also use sutures to tighten the tissue at the corner of your eye.


The risk of complications is very low. However, potential risks might include

  • bleeding
  • infection
  • dryness and irritation of the eyes
  • scarring
  • difficulty closing the eyelids
  • change in skin coloration around the eyes


  • improved peripheral vision
  • younger appearance
  • improved self-confidence

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