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I've scaphoid fracture got numbness in my thumb been 3 weeks thr is no pain is only when i use my hand and i have a plaster but is numbness normal?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Somewhat: It is possible that you have sustained some degree of carpal tunnel syndrome with your injury. It is also possibly related to one of the digital nerves that supply the thumb as well, even the splint or cast can cause it. It can resolve, I would just make sure your physician is aware .
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