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Numbness in the area that is grafted after removal of intraosseous ganglion. What is the best way to treat scaphoid injuries ?

I ve been reading some different thoughts on what is the best way to treat scaphoid injuries. Mine in particular was an intraosseous ganglion that was just removed and area abraded with a graft from radial. I know blood supply is limited in this bone so as I sit here and my thumb feels numb from it being stabilized is the blood supply also being limited from no movement? Shouldn t it be allowed to move some to sort of keep things moving?
Asked On : Sun, 10 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

I feel that you have received an appropriate treatment in the form of ganglion removal followed by bone grafting.

A certain amount of numbness is commonly encountered over the radial styloid and over the thumb after a surgery over the scaphoid bone. This is due to an injury to the superficial cutaneous branch of radial nerve lying in that area.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Tue, 6 Aug 2013
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