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hedge splinter paralysis?
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billtown posted:
This is weird! My brother pulled out a 1/2" splinter from his thumb that had been in there 5 days. Bottom line--hand surgeon thougt he had severed the tendon. Surgery was 1 week ago, everything "ok"--learned nothing. Thumb still has NO movement. Splinter was probably hedge (osage orange). No new ideas from the professionals. Idea: Is it possible/probable that the splinter hit a critical nerve area, soaked the "poison" from the splinter onto the nerve and THAT is causing the paralysis? Or perhaps there still exsists a bit of a splinter on a nerve. Area of the penetration was straight into the thumb between the two joints from the palm side of the thumb. The surgeon only took an x-ray, not an MRI.
We need an idea of what type of "professional" to seek out. Thank you.
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