I had carpal tunnel, radial and ulnar nerve surgery. A tumor was removed from my elbow on the ulnar nerve. Then my two little fingers have no feeling and are completely curled in along with my thumb. For this my surgeon advised nerve transplant surgery. When I went for second opinion, nothing abnormal with nerve conduction test, EMG test and MRI. Now my surgeon has changed his opinion to electronic shock therapy. It has to be done three times a week for six weeks. Also, he is not sure about the outcome. I have constant pain, burning, tingling and sometimes swelling in my elbow and hand. It affects my daily life activities as well as my job. My surgeon also said that my arm muscles are weak to go for surgery. What shall I do? Is there anything to do with this issue? Or am I stuck with my curled fingers?
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Sorry, I have not mentioned the clear history. It has been three years now since I have had ulnar nerve surgery and six months since I have had radial nerve surgery. I have completed eight weeks of physical therapy and the therapist has also recommended nerve transfer surgery. I have been wearing a splint for my fingers and hand for the past six months. My surgeon now says that the muscles are too weak for transfer surgery. What would make my muscles so weak if there was not a problem? Why do not any of the tests show there is a problem? I feel like I have lost everything. Please help.
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