Median Nerve Forearm Decompression 1 Mackinnon SE1 Yee A1 February 11, 2011Disclosure: 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.Keywords: pronator syndromemedian nervestep-lengtheningcompression neuropathynerve decompression You must login to view the full article and extended video on this page. Standard Edition Table of Contents- Slow down- Frustration00:00:00 - Introduction00:00:10 - Orientation00:00:15 - Incision / Exposure00:00:44 - Identifying the Radial Vessels00:01:15 - Identification of the Tendon of the Superficial Head of the Pronator Teres00:01:42 - Step-lengthening the Superficial Head of the Pronator Teres00:02:46 - Identification of the Median Nerve in the Proximal Forearm00:02:59 - Transecting the Deep Head of the Pronator Teres00:04:06 - Identification of the Tendinous Lead-edge of the Flexor Digitorum Superficialis00:04:24 - Releasing the Tendinous Arch of the Flexor Digitorum Superficialis00:04:56 - Identification of the Anterior Interosseous Nerve You must login to view the full article and extended video on this page. 4 Comments Sanjay Patari 30th October 2016 Excellent video. Thank you very much Log in to Reply | Andrew Yee 30th October 2016 Sanjay, thanks for the comment and will pass to Susan. Log in to Reply | bernd ketzer 9th August 2017 Hi Susan I’m an upper limb surgeon in Yorkshire ,United Kingdom , and have a case of pronator syndrome on my operating list next week. Your video is extremely useful in preparing for this op. Best wishes Bernd Ketzer, Wakefield , West Yorkshire Log in to Reply | Andrew Yee 9th August 2017 Bernd, I will pass this message along and thank you for the kind comment. Log in to Reply | Leave a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.