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Pain in arm, palm and fingers. Had titanium plates placed in arm. Do I need surgery again?

I recently had surgery about 6 months putting two titanium plates in my arm . Both bones in my arm broke, straight down the middle. After 9 weeks in a cast, it was taken off and I had about two months recovery, then I got a new job making pizzas. Since then, the pain in my arm has increased so bad that I now have shooting pain in my palm and three fingers. It throbs and I cannot even use it long for any activity of late, not even rolling up a car crank window. Could there be something severely wrong with my arm post surgery? Would I possibly need to get surgery again?
Wed, 14 Nov 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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The pain ion the arm after the surgery is likely to be due to an involvement of the nerve in the injury after the surgery. You need to get a nerve conduction study done. A regular physiotherapy will help in recovery.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
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