A 49-year-old female asked:
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i had surgery on my elbow today and now have numbness on the outside of my hand. is this normal? will it go away?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not normal: This is due to ulnar nerve compression. Call your surgeon and let him or her reevaluate the area. It may resolve as swelling goes down but the surgeon should be made aware.
Answered on May 2, 2013
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