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A 70-year-old female asked:

I had surgery to remove a plate and 7 screws from my elbow. the anesthesiologist did a surgical nerve block prior to the procedure. now my arm from the elbow down is limp. i move it by using my left hand. office said it's normal. very concerned?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
I know that pain relief after some nerve blocks can last 24 hours. I'd give your muscle paralysis the same amount of time to resolve.
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