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Dislocated, fractured elbow, dark hair on arm, nerve damage. Cast put on arm. Treatment?

I have had a cast on the whole of my arm for 7 wks after dislocating,fracturing and shattering my elbow . I have noticed the hair on my arm has grown very dark compared to my other arm. My physiotherapist said it was a condition after truma to my arm something to do with the nerves and that i had to start massage my arm more to get the nerves going but i cant remember the name she gave. Any help will be great thanks.
Asked On : Sun, 23 Sep 2012
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skin changes occur temporarily after encasement in cast for few weeks and gradually the color or texture returns to normal.probably covered surface being unexposed to sun causes changes in pigment material of cells
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