Arthroscopic side effect

After an arthroscopic shoulder repair I am unable to move my thumb. Don't know why. I had a labral tear. 4 weeks back got operated and 3 anchors implanted.
views-icons 15 Views Bookmark this Answer

Doctor Answers (1) on Arthroscopic side effect

doctor profile image
Renjitha Itterah Ernakulam | Physiotherapist
Arthroscopic procedures seldom bring such presentations. It may be due to nerve compression due to positioning during the procedure which usually gets resolved in four to six weeks time. Consult with a physiotherapist who can check the nerve conduction with diagnostic electrical stimulation. A nerve conduction study may also be done to know the extent of innervation. Mobilisation of the thumb in normal range and stimulation will help in delaying any unwanted change. You may also consult with a neurologist for a second opinion.
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
message icon Let others know if this answer was helpful
Was this answer helpful?