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watto 11-12-2008 01:56 PM

Numb Fingers after Broken Collar Bone
Hi all new member here hope this is the right forum,,,
I broke my right collarbone about 5 weeks ago in a motocross crash ,which the hospital just left to heal on its own no plating ,gradualy i've been getting a wiered sensation in the 4th and 5th fingers in my right hand a semi numbness . Any suggestions on what to do or can be done.

AuntieLeela 11-12-2008 08:05 PM

Re: Numb Fingers after Broken Collar Bone
Might be a problem with your ulnar nerve or a nerve problem directly related to the collarbone injury, like a thoracic outlet syndrome. (some form of TOS is common after motor vehicle accidents where there's upper body injury)

There are various treatments for both conditions; anti-inflammatory medication, splints, physical therapy, surgery, etc. But it all depends of your individual condition and situation. See your orthopedist.

flaminjo 11-13-2008 01:29 AM

Re: Numb Fingers after Broken Collar Bone
well, i am no specialist in the field, if the same had happened to me, i would have taken it very seriously, and would have certainly liked to have a profeesional opinion from a good doctor. coz i had a minor sports accident, and i have fractured my collar bone once, but this sort of thing never happened!

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