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Cut in the hand on the center of the palm. Pain, numbness and tingling when moving the finger. Nerve damage?

Hi I Cut my hand badly with a kitchen knife 2 weeks ago in the center of my palm and the lateral side of my middle finger has been numb to touch but painful with movement and tingles when I straighten my finger ...I am not sure if the nerve is completely cut or not ...will the nerve regenerate on its own or do I need surgery
Asked On : Wed, 5 Sep 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

Numbness and tingling sensation in the finger indicates a disturbance in the continuity of the involved nerve. Either it could be partially severed or completely cut.

A nerve conduction study is needed to establish the exact amount of neurological injury.

There is a possibility of nerve regeneration if it is partially severed. If it is a complete nerve injury, you may need nerve repair.

Approach an orthopedic surgeon for further workup and management.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Wed, 18 Sep 2013
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Pain Medicine & Palliative Care Specialist Dr. Kerry Pottinger's  Response
These symptoms would indicate there has been nerve damage. It is unlikely that the nerve can be repaired. However, you should see a hand specialist for a proper examination.
Dr K A Pottinger
Answered: Wed, 18 Sep 2013
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