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    Old 02-02-2017, 09:53 AM   #1
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    Unhappy Ulnar nerve cut please help me

    Hello, on October 19, 2016 i was hit with a glass bong, i shielded myself with my arm and it cut my upper elbow on my left arm, i immediately, lost feeing in my pinky and my ring finger, and the palm underneath my fingers on my left hand , i went to the emergency room and got stitches done, they didnt really explain t o me as to why my finger was numb and why i couldn't feel it, so they just let me go and told me it would come back, i went to my primary doctor who reffered me to a neurosurgeon after three months of waiting to be seen and approval of medical/ medicare, and the nuerosurgeon didnt really seem like he knew, from my understanding of reading online if the ulnar nerve is cut, it cannot repair itself without surgery, in the three months of waiting i went to emergency rooms and the only thing they told me is to see a nuerosurgeon during this time a ganglion cyst developed on the hand of my injury, and my hand has gotten weaker amd my fingers lock sometimes the more i use them, despite me telling them my pain was an 8 the emergency rooms here in los angeles (harbor ucla, st franics medical center) didnt really do much help but to refer me to a nuerosurgeon, the neurosurgeon that i saw did not even look at my cut area, he didnt answer My clawed pinky or even told me about my ganglion cyst, im honestly really depressed, i cry every night about my situation, i live in los angeles im 22 hispanic healthy young male 5'9 137 llbs , im just really down any input would help the doctor said that my emg test says my nerve is still intact, because i can still move my fingers i know that, i have a gut feeling that my nerve needs to be repaired he says to wait , the longer i wait the worse it gets i feel like im living in a nightmare this is so painful inwouldnt wish this upon no one its february 2, 2017 any doctors or anyone willing to put their input or even help me i would sogladly appreciate it because i used to be so happy and now i cry every night , im really sad ,

     
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    Re: Ulnar nerve cut please help me

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    Hello, on October 19, 2016 i was hit with a glass bong, i shielded myself with my arm and it cut my upper elbow on my left arm, i immediately, lost feeing in my pinky and my ring finger, and the palm underneath my fingers on my left hand , i went to the emergency room and got stitches done, they didnt really explain t o me as to why my finger was numb and why i couldn't feel it, so they just let me go and told me it would come back, i went to my primary doctor who reffered me to a neurosurgeon after three months of waiting to be seen and approval of medical/ medicare, and the nuerosurgeon didnt really seem like he knew, from my understanding of reading online if the ulnar nerve is cut, it cannot repair itself without surgery, in the three months of waiting i went to emergency rooms and the only thing they told me is to see a nuerosurgeon during this time a ganglion cyst developed on the hand of my injury, and my hand has gotten weaker amd my fingers lock sometimes the more i use them, despite me telling them my pain was an 8 the emergency rooms here in los angeles (harbor ucla, st franics medical center) didnt really do much help but to refer me to a nuerosurgeon, the neurosurgeon that i saw did not even look at my cut area, he didnt answer My clawed pinky or even told me about my ganglion cyst, im honestly really depressed, i cry every night about my situation, i live in los angeles im 22 hispanic healthy young male 5'9 137 llbs , im just really down any input would help the doctor said that my emg test says my nerve is still intact, because i can still move my fingers i know that, i have a gut feeling that my nerve needs to be repaired he says to wait , the longer i wait the worse it gets i feel like im living in a nightmare this is so painful inwouldnt wish this upon no one its february 2, 2017 any doctors or anyone willing to put their input or even help me i would sogladly appreciate it because i used to be so happy and now i cry every night , im really sad ,
    Is there a hand specialist you can see. Please do not let them cut you until you have checked out therapy of some sort. About a year ago, I broke my big toe, which totally controls your balance and the jerk surgeon told me I had neuropathy because I could not take my foot up and down. Well, the reason I couldn't was due to the break because it effected the nerve. I have been in therapy and have done all sorts of strengthening exercises and now I can lift that foot. As to whether the ulnar nerve will grow back, I honestly do not know. With my experience, I have found that some surgeons are quick to say it is one thing when they don't know what they are talking about unless it is their field. I hope this has been of some help to you.

     
    Old 04-14-2017, 01:22 AM   #3
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    I would ask to be referred to a orthopaedic upper extremity specialist. Someone who deals with hands, elbows etc. Ask for a referral from your primary care or maybe you can phone a orthopaedic surgeons office. If you can't move your fingers after all these months you need to see someone asap.

     
    Old 04-15-2017, 04:06 PM   #4
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    Re: Ulnar nerve cut please help me

    Welcome to the board. Try not to feel sad. You just haven't found the right specialist to help you. I can't figure out why you would have been referred to a neurosurgeon. Their training is in surgery of the brain and spine. Sometimes people who have numbness in a hand need to see an ortho spine or neurosurgeon because the numbness is due to a compressed spinal nerve in the cervical spine. However, it sounds obvious with the cut, etc. that your injury is not related to the spine!

    You need to contact a hand surgeon or orthopedic surgeon ASAP.

    Good luck. With proper treatment, you should get over this!

     
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