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Old 04-24-2012, 09:49 PM   #1
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Saturday Night Palsy

I acquired something called Saturday Night Palsy aka Radial Neuropathy last Friday. For those who aren't familiar with it, it's caused by being heavily intoxicated and then passing out or sleeping on your wrist or arm in an uncomfortable position.

I can't use my wrist at all and have very minimal use of my fingers. I'm just wondering for those who are familiar with this diagnosis, how long does a typical case of this take to recover? I was only passed out for 20-30 minutes as opposed to sleeping all night, so I'm hoping that would be a positive factor. I've heard and read different things from different doctors so I don't really know what to think. I'm really hoping this won't take longer than a couple weeks to a month to be mostly healed. Thanks, I appreciate any input.

 
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:50 PM   #2
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Re: Saturday Night Palsy

What you are hearing about it is all real...depends on damage and healing..But my Doc says LETS HOPE it comes back, and ortho said there probably is no nerve conductivity,
because with mild damage it's usually thumb and pointer but with wrist and all fingers damage is severe....I have a nerve conduction study scheduled but he says it will prob not show even a lil bit....
Mine occurred March 31st and seen ortho last week, he said we should see some movement bet 4-6 months and there is the dreaded tendon transfer surgery you probally have read about...also should give it up to a year if it does to get range of motion and strength back up...also to give more time if it can heal and avoid surgery if possible.... because the numbness and pins and needles wont ever go away if i do the surgery route.... jeeze sorry for the straight forward news and good luck with it keep me up to date on your recovery...i am so bummed its all i need right now
this one hand typing is gettin olde lol
good luck

 
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:50 PM   #3
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Re: Saturday Night Palsy

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What you are hearing about it is all real...depends on damage and healing..But my Doc says LETS HOPE it comes back, and ortho said there probably is no nerve conductivity,
because with mild damage it's usually thumb and pointer but with wrist and all fingers damage is severe....I have a nerve conduction study scheduled but he says it will prob not show even a lil bit....
Mine occurred March 31st and seen ortho last week, he said we should see some movement bet 4-6 months and there is the dreaded tendon transfer surgery you probally have read about...also should give it up to a year if it does to get range of motion and strength back up...also to give more time if it can heal and avoid surgery if possible.... because the numbness and pins and needles wont ever go away if i do the surgery route.... jeeze sorry for the straight forward news and good luck with it keep me up to date on your recovery...i am so bummed its all i need right now
this one hand typing is gettin olde lol
good luck
What caused your injury? So youre basically saying they cannot really give you timetable for recovery until they determine the extent of the damage? I mean I can move all my fingers I just can't fully extend them. I think that there has been very minor improvement since last Friday, but I'm not totally sure. Thanks for the reply and best of luck to you as well.

 
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:51 AM   #4
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Re: Saturday Night Palsy

#1? Sleeping on it weird I suppose, they say my meds could of helped me not feel it instead of being drunk,
#2?They both gave me a time table before any testing besides beating the crap out of my arm LOL,The testing is being done mainly because I asked him. Then if no improvement between this nerve study and the one at 6 and 12 months.
He's going to refer me to a hand specialist.
I had the anesthesiologist that does my cervical injections say 3 months, and the ortho said 4-6 so could be sometime I hope...
I don't see any improvement and I can squeeze with my fingers and forcibly put them around a spaghetti jar, but gotta hold it and pull my hand off or it will not let go and it falls over LOL..nice hearing from you hope we both get better soon

 
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