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Titanium plate and screws on upper arm due to radial nerve damage, improving slowly. Still no strength in hands. How long ?

I have a titanium plate and screws on upper arm two years ago. I had radial nerve damage, no use of hand and wrist drop for 6 months then slow improvement over next 6 months. Then last year a slw but steady improvement. Still have slight nerve damage and no strength in arm or hand. Typing is still exhausting my hand. I did a lot of weights prior to break but lifting a shopping bag still cases a burning feeling in upper arm. Lifting 5 kilo weight burns in elbow and where the pin is. Should I still get pain at break point.
Asked On : Sun, 9 Sep 2012
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It seems that your radial nerve was involved in the injury. The site of fracture sometimes shows arthritic changes and may show an occasional pain even after healing. Pain killers and a hot fomentation will relieve the symptoms.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Thu, 13 Sep 2012
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