This question was answered on Fri 19, Nov 2010 07:53am by Dr Arti Sharma

pulled muscle in back by sholder blade, next day arm hurt, now pinky and finger next to it are numb, weak grip

    
Asked by mrnumbfinger (Male; 40; UNITED STATES ) on Tue 18, May 2010 02:05pm

I was lifting 40lbs bag of dirt from floor onto shelf and felt pull in my back right next to right shoulder blade. Next morning drove 3 hours and at end right arm killing me. Now my right pinky finger and part of finger next to it are numb and have lost some strength in right hand. It has been about 7 months, have gotten some strength back but numbness basically the same. Dr. wants to do ulnar transposition. They have done x-ray and had bulging in a disk but not same location they said would affect ulnar. Had MRI but they said they did not see anything. Should I have this surgery or could the cause be somewhere else? From my understanding ulnar entrapment at elbow is from buildup of tendons/tissue that happens over time, I am skeptical of the surgery working as this happened right after I pulled something in my back, so I would assume issue is in the back? What is the success rate of the transposition surgery? How long till I have feeling back in finger? How long till all strength is back?

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Answer by Dr Arti Sharma  on Fri 19, Nov 2010 07:53am:

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