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Doctor insights on: Radius Surgery Finger Posterior Interosseous Nerve

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Had distal radius surgery with plate & screws. After13 pt sessions fingers have gotten really stiff/painful a ten when they are bent. 55 yrs?

Had distal radius surgery with plate & screws. After13 pt sessions fingers have gotten really stiff/painful a ten when they are bent. 55 yrs?

Arthritis in fingers: May not seem significant before an injury to the wrist or forearm but often stiffness ensues even though the amount of arthritis on X-ray is the same exact amount inf the fingers before and after the injury to the wrist. Swelling, not using it for a while normally, all adds to the issue. Good news is that while is takes time, often motion returns. RADIUS ULNA injury- months or longer to feel good ...Read more

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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Had distal radius 813.42 surgery, then a external fixator on for a month after surgery. Now removed, but wrist & fingers are very stiff, Wrist won't flex up at all. Is this normal? How long to recover?

Had distal radius 813.42 surgery, then a external fixator on for a month after surgery. Now removed, but wrist & fingers are very stiff, Wrist won't flex up at all. Is this normal? How long to recover?

Surgeries vary: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health and surgeries vary especially more involved ones.
BUT, stiffness is pretty much universal. If there's some deformity from the accident then range of motion might not ever return fully.
PHYSICAL THERAPY would generally be given for months after. ...Read more

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If I grip something for too long or too tight I get terrible spasms and my fingers contort. I even had nerve decompression surgery.

If I grip something for too long or too tight I get terrible spasms and my fingers contort. I even had nerve decompression surgery.

Please see doctor: It is hard to tell without an exam whether what you are experiencing are muscle cramps or a less common condition called myotonia. You definitely need basic blood workup including electrolyte levels (k, ca, and phosphorous), thyroid/parathyroid function, and muscle enzyme (ck) levels. Depending on your exam, your doctor may also choose to perform an EMG test for your muscles. ...Read more

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Had Carpal Tunnel Release surgery 4 days ago-they did a nerve block. In 24 hrs I had my feeling back in my fingers except 2, my 3rd & 4th. Need I worry?

Had Carpal Tunnel Release surgery 4 days ago-they did a nerve block. In 24 hrs I had my feeling back in my fingers except 2, my 3rd & 4th. Need I worry?

Carpal Tunnel: Yes you should contact your surgeon. The local anesthetic would have worn off in 24 hrs. You may have some swelling around the Median nerve affecting your sensation, ...Read more

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Had nerve transposition surgery, but am still experiencing involuntary flexing and stiffness in the nerve sheath of my little finger. How to improve?

Had nerve transposition surgery, but am still experiencing involuntary flexing and stiffness in the nerve sheath of my little finger. How to improve?

Physical therapy: Please speak to either your surgeon or your referring physician. It is likely you need continued therapy on your finger for increased flexibility. ...Read more

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Deep laceration of my index finger (and surgery to repair my nerve) 1.5 month ago.10 stitches. I cannot bed or straighten my finger properly since. How long will take to fully recover motion?

Deep laceration of my index finger (and surgery to repair my nerve) 1.5 month ago.10 stitches. I cannot bed or straighten my finger properly since. How long will take to fully recover motion?

Finger surgery recov: This depends on many factors, type of injury, other structures also injured such as tendons or ligaments, age of patient, presence of arthritis, legth of splining, type and frequency of physical therapy etc. This is best answered by your hand surgeon. ...Read more

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2 years ago had 5" incision at elbow, ulnar nerve decompressed; 10 mos. Later another surgeon moved nerve; now, 16 mos since 2nd surgery, still having pain and tingling in last 2 fingers and much pain in upper underarm; another doctor suggested the nerve

2 years ago had 5" incision at elbow, ulnar nerve decompressed; 10 mos. Later another surgeon moved nerve; now, 16 mos since 2nd surgery, still having pain and tingling in last 2 fingers and much pain in upper underarm; another doctor suggested the nerve

More testing: Stop having surgery without a very good reason. You need to be thoroughly re-evaluated by an independent specialist to exclude other causes than ulnar nerve injury, such as thoracic outlet, brachial plexus, cervical nerve root. Get imaging of the ulnar nerve (mri with contrast) and an emg-nerve conduction study. ...Read more

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Help, having tingling and numbness in left arm, hand and fingers with swollen fingers 6 weeks after nerve block for shoulder surgery.

Help, having tingling and numbness in left arm, hand and fingers with swollen fingers 6 weeks after nerve block for shoulder surgery.

Needs evaluation: I think your symptoms warrant evaluation with a physical exam and nerve conduction study given how long they have been occurring. ...Read more

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Numbness tingling in index finger since 2012. No relief after carpel tunnel surgery. Mri showed nerve damage in neck. Can anything be done?

Numbness tingling in index finger since 2012. No relief after carpel tunnel surgery. Mri showed nerve damage in neck. Can anything be done?

Hand surgeon: I recommend getting another opinion from a hand surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. I find it hard to believe that a neck problem would cause such a localized symptom in a distal area like one finger. ...Read more

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Had wrist fracture. Had surgery. Now have numbness and tingling in fingers. Emg showed nerve damage. Need follow up surgery. Is this correct?

Had wrist fracture. Had surgery. Now have numbness and tingling in fingers. Emg showed nerve damage. Need follow up surgery. Is this correct?

Unfortunately yes: There could be two problems, nerve damage from the swelling after the fracture and then the surgery. The second is if the nerve was injured during surgery. You need to see someone comfortable with nerve repairs encase a nerve laceration is found. ...Read more

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Had nerve entrapment in cervical spine with repair surgery in 2010. Have nerve damage in the medial side of the arm to thumb. I get sporadic spasms in the arm that locks my hand and fingers. Cause?

As above: What is the question? If u want treatment ask u physician. But. U need to remember some times pain can be chronic and medication r to nake it more tolerable and not to cure it. In addition physical therapy may be helpfull. ...Read more

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Could an injury to the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve due to surgery heal?

Could an injury to the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve due to surgery heal?

Takes Time: Will take a long time to heal. Nerves are one of the slowest tissues in your body to return back to normal. Many times it can be month, if not years if they do heal. ...Read more

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Mri results said I had a large disc protrusion impinging on L5 nerve, and deformity of spinal canal/sacral nerve roots. Surgery? The report says: large 7mm posterior disc protrusion (l4-l5 disc)measuring up to 13mm in width. It is obliterating the right la

Mri results said I had a large disc protrusion impinging on L5 nerve, and deformity of spinal canal/sacral nerve roots. Surgery? The report says: large 7mm posterior disc protrusion (l4-l5 disc)measuring up to 13mm in width. It is obliterating the right la

Right: Right l4-5 disk herniation can be treated with rest, physical therapy, medications, steroid injections and surgery. Surgery is a good treatment if the disk is causing right leg pain and you have failed other conservative treatments I mentioned. Today disk surgery can be done extremely minimally invasive through the spine endoscope. Please see my health guide on lumbar disk herniations. Good luck! ...Read more

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With degenerative disc disease, facet arthrosis, nerve compression, buldging discs lumbar and cervical regions, synovial cyst posterior lumbar region in spine, continueum spasms, the need of surgery is the option as of now. I have been through all treatme

With degenerative disc disease, facet arthrosis, nerve compression, buldging discs lumbar and cervical regions, synovial cyst posterior lumbar region in spine, continueum spasms, the need of surgery is the option as of now. I have been through all treatme

Unsure of question: Most surgeons exhaust non-operative care before recommending surgery. Non-operative care can include medications (anti-infammatory arthritis type medicine or pain medications), physical therapy, activity modification, exercise, bracing, chiropractic care, interventional pain management (injections), or alternative medical approaches. ...Read more

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I have fibromyalgia and nerve damage from carpal tunnel surgery. I have no feeling in fingers or hands. Which medicines are best?

I have fibromyalgia and nerve damage from carpal tunnel surgery. I have no feeling in fingers or hands. Which medicines are best?

Several options: Both fibromyalgia and peripheral nerve damage are treated with medications such as Lyrica (pregabalin) or neurontin. In addition to these medications, Cymbalta and or Elavil are used to treat your condition.
You need to discuss this with your doctor. Keep in mind that you may never recover the feeling in your hands or fingers if you have true nerve damage. ...Read more

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Is this nerve damage I had neck sergery this past october, when I got back in my room I had no use for my right arm and hand. Now I can only raise my arm a little from my side, and raise my arm a little streach out in front of me. My hand and fingers is n

Is this nerve damage I had neck sergery this past october, when I got back in my room I had no use for my right arm and hand. Now I can only raise my arm a little from my side, and raise my arm a little streach out in front of me. My hand and fingers is n

Hello.: Hello. It is very important to advise your neurosurgeon about this. It is quite common to have symptoms after surgery as often nerve roots become irritated by being handled. However your surgery was about five months ago. Your symptoms could be impacted by obstructed nerve flow or obstructed blood circulation (as well impeded lymphatic flow). This needs to be evaluated. Take care. ...Read more

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Is this normal or is it nerve damage I had neck sergery this past october. When I got to my room I had no use for my right arm and hand. Now I can raise my arm a little from my side and in front of me. My right hand amd fingers is swollen now my left hand

Is this normal or is it nerve damage I had neck sergery this past october. When I got to my room I had no use for my right arm and hand. Now I can raise my arm a little from my side and in front of me. My right hand amd fingers is swollen now my left hand

Lasting: Lasting numbness and weakness of part or all of a limb is usually caused by damage to the brain or spinal cord, or to a nerve or nerves. A surgeon or physician (doctor) can evaluate new or worse problems and help answer questions about progression or recovery. Limbs that are weak or numb can also become swollen. Sometimes this is because they are not being used, but there are other causes that are more serious. Swelling that is new is a reason to see a doctor quickly. ...Read more

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Just had a radius ulna surgery, how long to recover?

2 - 3 months: Usually it takes 6-8 weeks for fractures to heal. Then you will need some time to rehab and restore strength and rom. Your surgeon can give you the best estimate. ...Read more

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What is the treatment aside from surgery for diagnosed torn mid-back muscles after an injury? (2 inch radius).

What is the treatment aside from surgery for diagnosed torn mid-back muscles after an injury? (2 inch radius).

All medical: There is rarely an indication for surgery for torn back muscle. It will heal eventually, so be patient, apply heat take ibuprofen, and follow your doctor instruction ...Read more

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I have congenital dislocated radius, how long does it take to recover from excision of the radial head surgery?

I have congenital dislocated radius, how long does it take to recover from excision of the radial head surgery?

Couple of months: After excision of radial head first two weeksare rough and you will not be able to use the arm. Then gradually you will be allowed to start excercising and using the arm slowly o heavy use for several months but it will improve every week for complete recovery it may take as long as 3-6 months. ...Read more

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Hi doc I broke my ulna and radius and no skin affected. I put a cast until I know if I need a surgery. Do you think I need?

Hi doc I broke my ulna and radius and no skin affected. I put a cast until I know if I need a surgery. Do you think I need?

Ulnar/radius: The needs for surgery really depends on whether the alignment can be re-established. So you will need to have an -xRay to check on this. At the most you may need just a closed reduction. ...Read more

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In what condition that baby's eligible to do pollicization surgery? My 9m has no thumb and radius bone. Does he need anything else to be test?

In what condition that baby's eligible to do pollicization surgery? My 9m has no thumb and radius bone. Does he need anything else to be test?

Yes. There are many: Genetic syndromes associated with radial club hand. Ask his pediatrician to order a Chromosomal Microarray, aka Comparative Genomic Hybridization, not a Chromosome Analysis, & refer him to a geneticist, who will review the results, your son's prenatal, perinatal & post-natal medical history & 3-generation family history before clinically evaluating him. That way, you'll get answers sooner. ...Read more