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What prognosis is advisable after accidental electrocution leading to the inability to moving a hand?

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Posted on Wed, 14 Nov 2018
Question: On the morning of 27/2/18, I was doing some electrical work by standing with bare feet on the kitchen platform. I was putting an extension to the Neutral wire but somehow I caught hold of the live wire strands and was electrocuted for 35 to 40 seconds appx not sure. Later I screamed loudly since I was stuck with the live wire and thrown down very badly. I am unable to lift my left hand.
Attached is the scan image of x-ray for your reference. Please advise.
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
We need to exclude a nerve injury.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

I have noted your clinical details. Based on this, we need to exclude nerve injury affecting your left hand. For this, a clinical examination by a neurologist should be followed by a nerve conduction studies (NCV). Electric shock may cause damage of peripheral nerves of hand.

I also want to reassure you that X-rays do not show any fracture.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Regards,
Dr Sudhir Kumar
Neurologist
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (6 minutes later)
But is it a fracture
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (8 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
The report does not show fracture

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Thank you for getting back.

The X-ray report sent by you does not show fracture.

Hope I have answered your query.

Regards,
Dr. Sudhir Kumar
Neurologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What prognosis is advisable after accidental electrocution leading to the inability to moving a hand?

Brief Answer: We need to exclude a nerve injury. Detailed Answer: Hello, I have noted your clinical details. Based on this, we need to exclude nerve injury affecting your left hand. For this, a clinical examination by a neurologist should be followed by a nerve conduction studies (NCV). Electric shock may cause damage of peripheral nerves of hand. I also want to reassure you that X-rays do not show any fracture. I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information. Wishing you good health, Regards, Dr Sudhir Kumar Neurologist Click on this link to ask me a DIRECT QUERY: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar