Re: new numbness/tingling right before surgery
Good timing for the new symptoms - just let the doctor know the day of the surgery (which may be tomorrow?). The surgeon can then look further to see what has occurred. It is possible that the nerve was not impinged when any imaging studies were done (CT, MRI, etc) but now there is some nerve involvement.
Let him know exactly which fingers and which part of the fingers are numb/tingling.
Rt thumb fusion '13. R&L thumb arthroplasty '12 ; RT TKR & Bilat CTS' 11. Fusions: L5-S1('87), L4-S1('93), C5-C7('06), L3-S1('10), C4-C5('13). C5-C7 foraminotomy '08
Last edited by SpineAZ; 07-05-2009 at 09:29 PM.