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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I had surgery on my elbow today and now have numbness on the outside of my hand. Is this normal? Will it go away?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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