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Does numbness after hand surgery go away?

Does numbness after hand surgery go away?

Depends: It depends on how severe the numbness was before surgery and for how long you had your symptoms. If your surgery was to repair a cut nerve, it can sometimes take 12-18 months for sensation to return and it may not be 100%. If surgery was done because your nerve is under pressure (as in carpal tunnel syndrome), the numbness may resolve quickly if your symptoms were not too constant or chronic. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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R hand. Surgery w implant done. 7-2-11 following mva. Why is hand numb on back?

R hand.  Surgery w implant done. 7-2-11 following mva. Why is hand numb on back?

Not unusual: If you had implant surgery for your wrist, they probably made the incision on the back of your wrist. There are small nerves that cross the area and must be pulled aside or even cut in order to do the surgery. Most often this either gets better over the course of time, or you get used to it. This isn't an area where lack of sensation makes a difference in function. Most are not bothered by it. ...Read more

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Would numbness after hand surgery go away?

Would numbness after hand surgery go away?

Resolution of: Numbness after hand surgery such as carpal tunnel release is dependent upon many factors but the primary issue is what the nerve was like before the surgery. The more severe the preoperative symptoms, the more severe the nerve compression as shown on nerve studies and EMG and the more time that the severe compression has been there all limit recovery. However putting off surgery for fear is bad 2. ...Read more

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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?

I had surgery on my elbow today and now have numbness on the outside of my hand.  Is this normal?  Will it go away?

See below: The surgery you had today is going to cause some swelling which can temporarily compress the nerves in the elbow leading to this numbness. This should resolve shortly. If it does not follow up with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Please help! i'm having pain that won't go away from my hand surgery operation a month ago?

Please help! i'm having pain that won't go away from my hand surgery operation a month ago?

Time: Typically acute edema and inflammation from hand surgery takes 4 months to resolve and you will not reach a medical endpoint regarding your surgery for approximately 12 months. Discomfort one month out from surgery is well within normal limits. ...Read more

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Any exercise or positions for fast healing after r hand cts surgery that can also help with swelling and numbness?

Any exercise or positions for fast healing after r hand cts  surgery that can also help with swelling and numbness?

Not really: Exersises after ctr surgery ( early on) may cause more swelling and possibly more numbness .You want to move your fingers but the numbness will get better w/ time . Your preoperative symptoms ( pain, numbness etc.) tend to improve dependent on how severe and how long- lasting they were before surgery. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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Please explain what do I wear when going in for hand surgery?

Please explain what do I wear when going in for hand surgery?

Allow for dressing: Wear short sleeve or loose shirt such as sweatshirt to allow for a bulky hand dressing splint or cast. ...Read more

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Six months after hand surgery and it still feels weird. How do I go back to normal?

Six months after hand surgery and it still feels weird. How do I go back to normal?

Hand surgeon: I would discuss this with the hand surgeon who performed the procedure. He can tell you if what you are experiencing is common or problematic. Acupuncture might be of assistance - but discuss with your hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What's tendon hand surgery necessary for?

What's tendon hand surgery necessary for?

Restore function: If you cut or rupture a tendon you will lose the ability to either extend or flex a joint. Repair is necessary to restore the function. In the hand, each tendon has a specific function. More information is needed for a precise explanation. ...Read more

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What are the risks involved with hand surgery?

What are the risks involved with hand surgery?

Please specify: Please specify what type of hand surgery as risks, benefits and limitations are specific to each surgery. Your Hand surgeon will review these with you prior to making a decision as to what surgery or non-surgical treatment will benefit you the most. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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