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Merv    126

Recently had a ulnar nerve decompression done to the elbow.   2 weeks after the procedure and the original symptoms remain. As this as one of the possible outcomes outlined by the specialist I can't really complain.

Has anyone else felt short changed post operation ?

 

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Turts    1,966

Knee.  Fixed one problem, caused 2 more. 

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trinube    1,108
On 31 March 2017 at 9:26 AM, Merv said:

Recently had a ulnar nerve decompression done to the elbow.   2 weeks after the procedure and the original symptoms remain. As this as one of the possible outcomes outlined by the specialist I can't really complain.

Has anyone else felt short changed post operation ?

When I had my first back op the surgeon said it could be 6 months before the nerves 'recover' from the compression and the symptoms start to improve. I'd be inclined to reserve judgement for at least a few more weeks.  Of course this may never happen, I'm just trying to give you some hope :)

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Niseko    752

The more we understand about orthopedic conditions, the less we operate.

 

 

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goughy    2,147

Unless you're me who went in for a little thing and came out all chopped up :)

 

Disclaimer: it was necessary

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roxii    4,115

Only op I've had was a vasectomy about 10 years ago.  

 

But seeing as I'm married I'm still yet to verify if it worked or not :lol: 

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IronJimbo    501

I had really bad pins and needles once

Went to an acupuncturist, but she just made it worse...

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roxii    4,115
4 minutes ago, IronJimbo said:

I had really bad pins and needles once

Went to an acupuncturist, but she just made it worse...

:lol: 

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torx    8

Shattered my elbow once a couple of years ago - the end of the radius was in about 10 pieces. They had a couple of options - collect all the pieces and bolt it all back together, or clean it all out and put a synthetic end to the bone in.

They decided to bolt it back together. I thought the surgery was successful until I had an allergic reaction to the dissolving stitches they put in and they had to open it back up. I am glad I asked them to take the cast they put me in off as I was concerned about the wound getting infected while it was in plaster - the infection was cleaned out and recovery continued.

A few weeks into recovery and regaining mobility I was having trouble rotating my hand (I can put my hand palm down and rotate it 90 degrees to vertical) and I was not having any success increasing my range of motion. I had some x-rays and it turns out that one of the bolts in my radius was stopping it from rotating around the Ulna. I had two options, let them back in and they might be able to fix it, or leave it as is and deal with it. I chose not to let them have a third bite at the apple, save them from screwing the pooch a third time.

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