ulnar nerve transposition complications

my arm was injured 2yrs ago. had occupational therapy, steroid injections, drug therapy w/no relief. learned from neurosurgeon, ulnar nerve was crushed, requiring surgery asap. had surgery 8 wks ago, injury, pain, symptoms are worse than ever. reported to orthopedic surgeon my complaints, & after examining my arm, he believes he may have accidentally nicked a neuron-? i began physical therapy 2 days ago, & phys. therapist also believes additional damage was caused to my arm during surgery. i have excruciating pain in hand, shoulder, neck, arm, and especially elbow. therapist tried electrically shocking my arm, but felt nothing until she increased degree at which time, my hand clawed up without me even feeling it. cannot distinguish between hot or cold sensations to my arm, or needle pricking. suregeon put me on neurontin, which helps mask some of the pain, but incision site is extremely swollen, tender, painful and has a black color to it. this area cannot be touched. i also have develped muscle atrophy. also, at times, my hand trembles as if i have palsy. i automatically am guarding arm against body. is there anything you can suggest i might do. am concerned that i will lose the use of arm. originally told i would within 8-10yrs, but based on current symptoms am very concerned as i am unable to use arm now. thank you

Posted By dkh on June 03, 2004 at 13:02:46:

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