A 57-year-old male asked:
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should 4 of my fingers still be numb 11 hours after carpal tunnel release & trigger finger release?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
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Dr. David Tuckman
22 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: The local anesthetic can sometimes last for 24 hours.
Answered on Feb 25, 2013
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