Title: Median Nerve Decompression in the Forearm. Published: 3/28/2011, Updated: 3/28/2011. Author(s): Susan E. Mackinnon MD, Andrew Yee BS. Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.
Surgical Tutorial – Median Nerve Decompression in the Forearm. 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.