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Old 09-07-2011, 12:34 PM
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Thank you for your post--and please understand that my thoughts regarding your problem are just my opinion based on your history. Understandably I am unable to give you any advice without examing you, and this response is not intended to initiate a Doctor-Patient relationship.

With that caveat, it sounds as though your surgery has resulted in an injury to your radial sensory nerve. The numbness is unlikely to get better, but the pain you are having could potentially improve with surgery if you have a painful neuroma, or scarring of the nerve. It might be worthwhile to have your doctor consider a diagnostic injection of lidocaine to see if it diminishes your symtoms. If you do have a neuroma, this may very well be treatable.
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