iCliniq logo

Ask a Doctor Online Now

HomeAnswersOrthopedician and Traumatologyshoulder painWhy am I not able to move my hand after humerus trauma?

Why am I unable to move my hand after trauma in humerus?

Share

The following is an actual conversation between an iCliniq user and a doctor that has been reviewed and published as a Premium Q&A.

Answered by

Dr. Atul Prakash

Medically reviewed by

Dr. K. Shobana

Published At August 23, 2018
Reviewed AtJanuary 10, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a 47-year-old male. I had a nasty fall and MRI established post-traumatic injuries in the right humerus head and shoulder. I took medicines for two months. The doctors said it has healed but I am unable to move my hand rear side. It is painting a lot. Unable to pick even a small weight. Please advise.

Answered by Dr. Atul Prakash

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

The probable causes are:

  1. Fracture non-union.
  2. Rotator cuff tear.
  3. Frozen shoulder.
  4. Your MRI report is incomplete (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and does not describe the initial except for showing hyperintensity. I suspect that you dislocated your shoulder and the humeral head has a Hillsach lesion. I will recommend getting a fresh X-ray to rule out a non-union. Has your MRI been reviewed by another radiologist to getting a more clear diagnosis? You can upload your MRI films for me to see. Finally, you should see a good physiotherapist for a frozen shoulder who could help. I will recommend that you can get the diagnosis before you proceed.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Atul Prakash
Dr. Atul Prakash

Orthopedician and Traumatology

Community Banner Mobile
By subscribing, I agree to iCliniq's Terms & Privacy Policy.

Ask your health query to a doctor online

Orthopedician and Traumatology

*guaranteed answer within 4 hours

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. iCliniq privacy policy