Fingers Can’t Feel Anything?

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, I want to ask. After the fracture operation of the left arm of the index finger, middle finger and thumb, I couldn’t feel what was the effect of the operation?

1 Answer:

Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. When surgery is going to be done, usually an anesthesia is first applied to the area to relieve pain during the operation. In some surgeries, the anesthesia can last long enough to feel its effects for several hours after surgery.

But you also have to be aware of other things in the form of neurological disorders, which can be in the form of nerve injury or infection, because by chance the thumb, index finger and middle finger are innervated by the same nerve, the Median nerve. And if there is pressure, damage, injury or the like on the nerve, the part that is affected is the part, or simply as in the image below.

Another possibility that could occur is compartment syndrome, or the situation that occurs when there is increased pressure in the muscle space resulting in an injury in the space filled with muscle tissue, blood vessels and nerves. The cause of this condition is a complication of certain injuries, whether involving muscles or bones, such as fractures, gunshot wounds, stab wounds, burns and even bandages that are wrapped too tightly can be the cause of this condition.

Therefore, because there is a potential danger to your condition, even though it can also be a normal condition, we think that in order to avoid misunderstanding and unwanted things, you should control and reconfirm to the doctor who treats you about your complaint now. Meanwhile, if you feel unbearable intense pain, discolored fingertips such as turning pale or blue, extreme tingling, muscle weakness and so on, immediately consult the nearest hospital emergency room. Get well soon.

That's all, hope it helps.

dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa

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