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Is it okay for my hand to be really swollen after ulnar nerve transposition?

Is it okay for my hand to be really swollen after ulnar nerve transposition?

Not really: Swelling from your elbow area surgery will migrate down to your hand. A little is ok, but it should not be severe. What also may happen is a tight wrapping around the elbow can make the hand get swollen. Either way, it's not good to have a swollen hand. It needs to get worked out. See your surgeon. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Have cubitus valgus in left hand as a result of old fracture , one month back i treated with ulnar nerve transposition , can I treat my elbow angel?

Have cubitus valgus in left hand as a result of old fracture , one month back i treated with ulnar nerve transposition , can I treat my elbow angel?

Cubitus Valgus: when the elbow angle is such that the hand goes away from the body with the and facing forward as the arm is at the side, is not often corrected if it due to a boney injury. the late affect can be a so called tardy ulnar nerve palsy. After nerve transposition to attempt osteotomy would not be strongly advised but even then the issue is often cosmetic when no ligaments are truly involved ...Read more

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I have cubitus valgus in left hand as a result of old fracture , one month back i treated with ulnar nerve transposition , can i treat my elbow angel?

I have cubitus valgus in left hand as a result of old fracture , 
one month back  i treated with ulnar nerve transposition , 
can i treat my elbow angel?

Cubitus valgus elbow: Angulation can place "tension" on the ulnar nerve and result in what is at times referred to as a tardy ulnar nerve palsy. Transposition is recommended to relieve that tension on the nerve. If the fracture is very old it is usually not wise to treat the deformity now especially after or with nerve surgery but of course its never an absolute, speak to your surgeon about your concerns. ...Read more

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Why is the palm of my left hand swollen ? Should I b worried ?

Why is the palm of my left hand swollen ? Should I b worried ?

Exclude infection: It is rare to have swelling in this area, and the first thing to be excluded would be an infection; as you are in Belize, I would consider also unusual, slow growing infections such as those in the tuberculosis family, called 'atypical mycobacteria' some of which are present in marine environments. Hand infections can be serious, so please seek qualified medical attention. ...Read more

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My hand swollen with sprained wrist -- is this normal, what to do?

My hand swollen with sprained wrist -- is this normal, what to do?

Yes: Elevation, ice, anti-inflammatories and use of fingers to help milk swelling out of hand are all helpful. Compression gloves like isotonic can be helpful as well. ...Read more

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Bitten by horsefly whole hand swollen skin turns yellow when close hand what can I do?

Bitten by horsefly whole hand swollen skin turns yellow when close hand what can I do?

Horsefly bite: Sounds like you are having a localized allergic reaction to the bite, but may also have an infection developing. Antihistamines may help reduce the swelling, as well as cool compresses, and elevating the hand (prop it up on some pillows), but if there is a question of infection (swelling, redness, warmth) then you need to see your provider for t reatment. ...Read more

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Hand swollen/painful 4 wks in between thumb and finger. no injury. swelling and pain are spreading and increasing. what could it be?

Hand swollen/painful 4 wks in between thumb and finger. no injury. swelling and pain are spreading and increasing. what could it be?

Swelling causality: The symptoms you describe in the face of no known injury best describe an infectious or autoimmune process. With the acceleration you describe, you should see your doctor as soon as possible as a firm diagnosis and start of treatment as quickly as possible is very important. ...Read more

Hand Swelling (Definition)

What you injured depends on where you stabbed your finger. Regardless, you should apply pressure to the finger to stop the bleeding, but avoid strangulating the finger. Best to seek immediate medical attention to determine ...Read more