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I broke my arm and now I can't open my right hand. Is there something wrong with my nerves?

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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Surgery - Hand Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Could be stiff joint

If you have not been moving all your fingers and wrist, they may have gotten stiff.
If you can still fully move the fingers with your other hand, could be from nerve injury.

In brief: Could be stiff joint

If you have not been moving all your fingers and wrist, they may have gotten stiff.
If you can still fully move the fingers with your other hand, could be from nerve injury.
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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Dr. Robert Gluck
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Broken arm

Could definitely be a nerve problem and you should get it checked out asap.
Many nerve problems are avoidable or treatable i.E a cast might be too tight or there is a hematoma (blood) pressing on a nerve that can be drained. Or maybe the fracture needs to be treated differently. Best of luck.

In brief: Broken arm

Could definitely be a nerve problem and you should get it checked out asap.
Many nerve problems are avoidable or treatable i.E a cast might be too tight or there is a hematoma (blood) pressing on a nerve that can be drained. Or maybe the fracture needs to be treated differently. Best of luck.
Dr. Robert Gluck
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Dr. Ario Kiarash
Volkman's contracture is another possibility. In either case you need to seek medical care immediately to avoid long term effects.
Dr. Ario Kiarash
Volkman's contracture is another possibility. In either case you need to seek medical care immediately to avoid long term effects.
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