Seeking a little guidance.
I am in 7 months with an ulnar nerve injury which happened in January 2018 due to a bad fall which resulted in either a glass that cut the ulnar nerve above the elbow towards the hand.
MRI reports show it has been cut but after doing a surgery for nerve exploration/repair it was compressed with scar tissue and this was removed and I am now experiencing sever pins and needles and a ZING which has also increased from the cut area towards the wrist when I tap on. Pins and needles get worse at night and my pinky and ring finger are still crawling with no fine movements and 10% of sensitivity after the surgery which was done in May, 2018. Surgery was done by an orthopedic hand surgeon.
I went to see a neurologist and neurosurgeon for a second opinion first week of July, 2018 and repeated an ultra sound and second EMG test which are negative and show no signs of the ulnar nerve firing through the muscles. Ultra sound still shows that ( Neuroma growing from the ultra sound reports and no continuity either for the ulnar nerve but not painful as yet) although a scar tissue was already removed in the first surgery they still suspect some fibers have connected that's why I started getting pins and needles and more zings after the surgery.
Neurosurgeon recommends to do a AIN surgery to super charge the ulnar nerve motor components near the wrist towards the palm to get motor and strength function back.
Neurosurgeon also doesn't want to go back inside to the initial cut to remove the Neuroma because he thinks it will only take away the little sensation I have been getting and start all over again.
Has anyone done this type of a surgery? how are the pains after surgery? Recovery time? will it make my case worse then it is already? I am little confused whether if this will ever recover again or is it worth doing the AIN surgery. I was advised by the Neurosurgeon that he can only make it better and my right hand will never be 100% again.
Post Edited (AJ110) : 7/9/2018 10:24:33 AM (GMT-6)