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Broke metacarpal. Had two surgeries. Why does my hand have pins and needles?

I had surgery almost two years ago and had no problems. I had broke my 4th metacarpal and at first the put pins in which slipped and needed to be followed by a second surgery, which entailed a plate and three screws. Now randomly my hand goes to sleep , pins and needles and it is becoming more frequent. I often wondered if it was from weather change but with the length of time it lasts now I don t believe so. I am 5 7 and 230lbs female
Asked On : Sat, 29 Sep 2012
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Thanks for your query.

The symptoms you have are typically seen due to Neuropathy or due to nerve infringement.Repeated surgeries could have caused a anatomical defect which could be pinching the nerve.This causes the symptoms like numbness , pins and needles .

Do consult a neurologist to localize the site of involvement along the course of the nerve involved.

There may be need for reexploration surgery.

Wish you good health.

Answered: Sat, 29 Sep 2012
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