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Have chronic thrombosis of radial artery. Having pain in hand. What is the method of treatment. Is surgery risky. What pain medication r given.

Restore Circulation. You will get no relief until circulation is restored. Are you hypercoaguable? Stent? Anti coagulation meds? Read more...
Consult hand surgeon. Chronic thrombosis of the radial artery should be treated if there is inadequate blood supply to the hand. The most important question is: is the ulnar artery supplying adequate circulation to all the fingers and thumb. Treatment options depend on the answer to this question. Read more...

My son broke his wrist near the radial artery, now it pops when he lifts his arm and has numbness in his thumb. Is this normal? The doctor splinted it until the swelling goes down to have a cast put on.

Its . Its not a typical sequelae of a fracture of the wrist, however injury to the radial sensory nerve can give numbness on the dorsal aspect ( the top) of the thumb. Injury to the median nerve can give numbness at the tip of the thumb ( as well as the tip of the index and middle fingers) popping can be instability of the joint where the radius and ulna meet. Or it can be a problem with the main joint of the distal radius. Severe injuries can often give results that are associated with these problems. So rather than say it is or is not normal, he should be evaluated. If it is an acute injury it is time to see an orthopedic surgeon or a hand surgeon who deals with complex wrist fractures finally the numbness may be due to the splint or wrap being to tight or swelling from the fracture. Another good reason to see someone. If you cannot get into see someone soon you should contact the doctor who put the splint on to make sure it is not too tight or that something more needs to be done. Read more...
Nerve injury. It seems that with fracture of wrist he also injured radial nerve which supplies sensations of thumb on back side. Read more...

Diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome. Have chronic thrombosis of radial artery with pain in hand. How risky is it to do surgery?

Risky? If you have good regional anesthesia for several hours prior to the surgery using a brachial plexus catheter you should do well. Also, it sounds like you need the surgery. Read more...

Ultrasound showed radial artery was not found in length of forearm. Now it shows radial artery at wrist & forearm but not in mid portion. Meaning?

Anomaly. You may have a congenitally acquired difference in the way your vasculature formed. Basically, this means every human is born and develops a bit differently. Alternatively, there could be problems in the way the ultrasound was performed. Read more...