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Nerve Damage After Shoulder Surgery
A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more
I had a nerve block in my neck during and after shoulder surgery it was causing ringing in the ears so I discontinued it the ringing has never stopped what can I do?
Tinnitus is not a disease, but a condition that can result from a wide range of underlying causes. Sometimes spontaneous, Aspirin toxicity or in your case, possibly related to your surgery and something as simple as a potassium imbalance. This explains the many home remedies you .
It might be best to consult with an ENT for a complete workup as this may or may not have been related to your surgery. ...Read more
Can my neck/arm pain be a result of bankart repair shoulder surgery 2yrs ago? nerve pain from neck down left arm, started 6 months after surgery
Probably not: If you had a bankart repair and did well for 6 months and started having neck pain running down your left arm, it is more likely coming from a "pinched nerve" in your neck. Bankart repairs are done primarily for instability, so if you have not developed recurrent instability, it is probably not your shoulder, also shoulder problems do not typically cause pain running down the arm. Be seen! ...Read more
When someone has a mammogram is the arm and hand suppose to get numb why the test is preformed? I had a inter scalene nerve block shoulder surgery
I had shoulder surgery last may an had shots in my neck.But i've had a knot in my trap for sooo long an i've done massage, pt, chiro. Y won't it go away?
Trapezius strain?: I am unclear as to why you had injections in your neck. Are you referring to an epidural injection for a cervical spine condition? The painful muscle spasm in the trapezius can be due to referred pain from the neck or myofascial pain or related to shoulder surgery.. If pain is deemed muscular you may benefit from a trigger point injection. Best to f/u with your doctor for further recommendation. ...Read more
Quit smoking: Recovery from shoulder surgery can be improved by not smoking which delays wound healing. Diabetics must maintain their blood sugars at appropriate levels. Patients must follow physical therapy and home exercise programs exactly. Proper nutrition is important. Cold therapy (ice) machines have been shown to significantly improve pain levels as well. ...Read more
Follow instructions: Different procedures will require different rehab protocols so discuss this in detail with your surgeon. In general, use a lot of ice, don't overdo the activity, follow your doctor's and physical therapist's instructions, and call if you have any questions. You will usually be in a sing for a few weeks. Also, if given the choice, have the anesthesiologist perform a regional anesthetic nerve block. ...Read more
Pain/stiffness occur: Pain and stiffness is definitely common at just 6 weeks after a subacromial decompression of the shoulder. Physical therapy and NSAIDs will help. Expect a steady improvement in motion, pain relief and overall feeling better between 6 and 12 weeks after similar surgery. ...Read more
Nitrous oxide?: Nitric oxide is not an anesthetic, though sometimes it is used during surgery to lower blood pressure in the lungs. Nitrous oxide is a weak anesthetic gas, and could be used. Often shoulder surgery is done under nerve block with sedation. If general anesthesia is planned, this could be done with IV medications only or with a gas such as sevoflurane or Desflurane that is inhaled. ...Read more
My boyfriend doesn't want any general anethesia for his arthoscopic shoulder surgery.. What is another alternative for this?
Regional: Regional anesthesia is an option, pending anesthesiologist review , ability, comfort and institution traditions. ...Read more
Yes: After shoulder surgery, any swelling that occurs will typically travel down and down and down. It ends up around the elbow and the wrist. Because of this, the outside of the elbow and top of wrist both often hurt after shoulder procedures such as shoulder arthroscopy or shoulder replacement. ...Read more
Same 4 other surgery: Any surgery has a risks of pain, infection, damage to neurovascular structures or worst of all, failure. In general arthroscopic surgeries have a lower rate of infection than similar open procedures. Arthroscopic surgery provides better visualization with less soft tissue damage. Typically the recovery is faster and there is less pain than with open procedures. ...Read more
See list below: Risks of shoulder surgery include but are not limited to: incomplete relief of pain, incomplete return of function, infections, stiffness, crps, nerve injury: axillary nerve, brachial plexus, fluid extravasation, chondrolysis, hematoma, chondral injury / arthritis, dvt/pe. ...Read more
Probably: Most likely yes. After a surgical procedure - especially requiring anesthesia (being put to sleep) - the IV fluids that are given are not quite in the right compartment of the body yet. Therefore, some swelling can be normal. Massive swelling that is asymmetric (is your other leg swollen?) can be a problem after surgery. Blood clots can occur in certain individuals that are post - operative. ...Read more
What is the best way to sleep after arthroscopic shoulder surgery on the side you usually sleep on?
Reclining chair: People are generally most comfortable sleeping in a reclining chair for 2-3 weeks after shoulder surgery. Icing the shoulder and ice machines are very beneficial as well. ...Read more
I've only had contrast dye for a MRI once. And i'm having shoulder surgery in 2 days. Is all this okay?
Yes,: Depending on your symptoms and other signs that is normal and ok. ...Read more
Had shoulder surgery (SAD, ACR, LOA) 6/23 go to PT 2x/wk still stiff with limited ROM when do I consider MUA?
Too early: Sounds as though U may have component of adhesive capsulitis, and well MUA may be necessary if all else fails, I have had a lot of success in my own practice with intra-articular injections to include some form of cortisone. This seems to facilitate PT and help pts restore their motion, however I would probably wait another 4 wks before considering that. ...Read more
You must call: your provider. He/she is the one to address this issue. ...Read more
Consult your surgeon: The first person you should turn to if you have problems after your shoulder surgery should be your surgeon. ...Read more
This needs 2 B-: -narrowed down. What shoulder surgery. Can B anywhere from fracture 2 rotator cuff from biceps tenodesis 2 shoulder replacement if U tell us the procedure we can give U an answer, but it won't B etched in stone as each surgeon has their own protocol, but it will B close . We usually answer according 2 our own experience ...Read more
Quickly: You should start seeing a return of your energy levels within a few days. There is no reason why you can't be up and around, walking regularly (i.e. Resume most of your normal daily activities), which will immediately help the return of your energy. ...Read more
Followup: I would follow up and discuss directly with your surgeon. Not normal. ...Read more
1st shoulder surgery was 10/03/2012..scheduled to have same surgery, same shoulder on 07/18/2014. Why does it keep tearing?
Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more
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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