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How long will altered sensation last after a flexor tendon repair injury?

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Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Months: Most sensation will return within 3 months, but it can take longer.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to have altered sensation after a flexor tendon repair injury?

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Anytime you have surgery it is likely and common that sensation is different because the nerves that determine sensation are sometimes cut or irritated during surgery - this is normal and not because the surgery was done badly. You almost always have some very small nerve fibers effected. Sometimes the sensation recovers fully, but sometimes not. Nerves take weeks to months to heal.

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Last updated Aug 4, 2012

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