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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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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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Middle of spine slightly hurts to touch. Hands go numb for the past 3 years when laying on my side but goes away when I lay flat. Do I need surgery ?

Middle of spine slightly hurts to touch. Hands go numb for the past 3 years when laying on my side but goes away when I lay flat. Do I need surgery ?

Not necessarily: It really comes down to the specific cause of your symptoms. Numbness in the arms is usually either from a pinched nerve in the neck, a peripheral nerve entrapment syndrome such as carpal tunnel syndrome, or a neurological condition such as a neuropathy. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. Consider being seen. ...Read more

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Why does my wife's hand go numb after gallbladder surgery?

Why does my wife's hand go numb after gallbladder surgery?

Unusual: The hand numbness may be from the placement of her hands and arms during the positioning for surgery. This is ususually temporary. Surgeons need to be able to get close to the body to get to the liver and gallbladder even if it is done with cameras. Also the anesthesiologist may have had to move her body during surgery. A physical therapist may help but let your surgeon know. ...Read more

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Is it okay for your hand to be numb after ganglion cyst surgery?

Is it okay for your hand to be numb after ganglion cyst surgery?

Depends for how long: Depending on the location of your ganglion cyst, it's possible that some sensory nerve branches may have been stretched, causing a temporary numbness. It is not a common occurrence, but it could happen. It should be temporary. You should discuss this issue with your surgeon. ...Read more

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If my fingers and hand are getting numb from my neck does that mean surgery?

If my fingers and hand are getting numb from my neck does that mean surgery?

depends on deficit: Surgical option depends on the cause of numbness and severity of neurological deficit and progression or stable nature of symptoms. ...Read more

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Need expert advice. After my surgery they wrapped my hand up too tight and I have no feeling in my thumb. How long until it comes back?

Need expert advice. After my surgery they wrapped my hand up too tight and I have no feeling in my thumb. How long until it comes back?

Considerations: Likely, you will recover fully with decreased pressure due to bandaging removal, but you might need to have testing for median, digital, or radial nerve issues. If just the coverings of the nerve are involved, should be normal within 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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I recently had rotator cuff surgery. If i hold my arm in certain positions, part of my hand and last 2 fingers become very numb.

I recently had rotator cuff surgery.  If i hold my arm in certain positions, part of my hand and last 2 fingers become very numb.

See below: The nerves for the arm pass very close to the site of your shoulder surgery. It is quite possible that some swelling or scar tissue is impinging on them as they cross near this area. Talk to your orthopedic surgeon about your symptoms and let them guide your care. ...Read more

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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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