I’m nearly 2 weeks post op after having a wrist fusion and existing metal work in my hand moved about. The day after the first surgery I had no feeling or movement in my thumb, index or middle finger… so was then taken back down to theatre for carpel tunnel syndrome surgery. Was a definite improvement within a couple of hours… regained most feeling and movement, other than restrictions from swelling as expected. But now things seem to have gone backwards again… a couple of days after coming home from hospital I have gradually lost all feeling in my thumb again if I squeeze it it tingles/burns but that’s the only sensation I have. It’s freezing cold all the time, thumb nail turns blue a lot of the time and I’m now starting to get shooting pains and tingling in the palm of my hand.
I’ve been distracted by the excruciating pain in my hip since the original operation, as I had a bone graft from left hip bone to put into my wrist to fuse it, but now that’s easing slightly I’m starting to struggle with all this pain and numbness that has come on in my thumb and palm.
Is this fairly common and to be expected? Will it improve in time or should I contact my surgeon/doctor?