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Can rotator cuff surgery affect the ability to use my hand?
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Hand & rotator cuff
It is more likely to effect your shoulder. If the injury causing the rotator cuff tear was extreme, it could have damaged nerves to the hand traveling through the armpit (axilla) and be responsible for hand symptoms.

In brief: Hand & rotator cuff
It is more likely to effect your shoulder. If the injury causing the rotator cuff tear was extreme, it could have damaged nerves to the hand traveling through the armpit (axilla) and be responsible for hand symptoms.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Hill Hastings
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Nerve irritation
Very rare. At times positioning during surgery can stretch and irritate the brachial plexus.
Pre-existing carpal tunnel syndrome can be aggravated by post operative swelling. Anterior interosseous nerve palsy has been reported in a few cases (extremely rare) (weakness of thumb and/or index finger flexion. Most resolve with time.

In brief: Nerve irritation
Very rare. At times positioning during surgery can stretch and irritate the brachial plexus.
Pre-existing carpal tunnel syndrome can be aggravated by post operative swelling. Anterior interosseous nerve palsy has been reported in a few cases (extremely rare) (weakness of thumb and/or index finger flexion. Most resolve with time.
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