Posted 4/27/2017 6:37 AM (GMT -7)
Hi Jasmine, welcome to the forum, sorry you have to be here.
You said this was a work injury, so I'm assuming your care was through Workers Comp.
First off, I'd get a second opinion. See a neurologist.
Every injury is different. There is no 'textbook case', especially when it comes to nerves.
The ulnar nerve originates in the neck and terminates at the finger tips. I had an injury that involved the elbow. X-ray showed no break, I was given a sling and sent home. Next day I couldn't lift my arm! Long story short, I had a 3/4 thickness tear in the rotator cuff in my shoulder. After that was repaired, we turned our attention to my elbow issues. I had torn the sheath and my ulnar nerve was 'loose' and rubbing back and forth over the bone! I had the transposition surgery done and for the most part, have had a 'good result'. The nerve is permanently damaged, but has calmed down considerably.
Your wrist injury could have caused damage elsewhere that was not apparent.
Get that second opinion and let us know how things are going. If Workers Comp gives you a hard time, get a lawyer!
multiple surgeries for rotator cuff both shoulders with residual chronic impingement syndrome, ulnar nerve transposition, carpal tunnel release, wrist ganglionectomies/denervectomies/tenolysis, multiple herniated discs, tarlov cyst, whiplash, bursitis of hips, tendonitis, torus, 3rd degree shoulder separation, torn labrum, ovarian cysts, fibroid tumors of the uterus