Nerve Block problem after rotator cuff surgery

Topic Title: Nerve Block problem after rotator cuff surgery
Created On: 05/21/2005 09:37 AM

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 05/21/2005 09:37 AM

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hello , i had rotator cuff surgery in april i had the nerve block done i had problems 1 week after the surgery and wasn't caught until 8 weeks post surgery , i had a emg done and comfirmed nerve damage due to the nerve block , the emg will tell everything , i'm still in pt still unable to get full motation of my arm and shoulder speaking with the doctors they tell me i should get full range back , i was put on nerition, a nerve med that made the differance , but i'm told this injury will take up to 1 year to recover . i hope this infomation help you , i'll be happy to answer any questions you have, i lived what you are going though and more..john
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I ihad rotator cuff surgery on May 20th. An hour before surgery I had a nerve block done supposedly to help me with after the surgery pain. Immediatley after I woke up (4Hr surgery - very bad tear) my righ hand was numb. My thumb, fore finger and the pad of my hand under my thumb remain numb today (Sept 13th). I have lost strength in that hand, I have lost a lot of the agility the hand had, I have trouble writing, buttoning buttons, ie., using my hand fully for day to day needs. I had an EMG test 2 days ago and while I have not gotten the results back yet I was told that indeed I have nerve damage. How normal is this? Is it permanent (now since may 20th)? What do I do about it other than sue! I am not happy about this as I am very right handed and used to be very active (gold, tennis, yard work etc) Please advise - offer advice [email protected]
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