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689327 tn?1240229164

Nerve Pain

After falling on ice and getting a distal radial fracture requiring a ORIF I have been experiecing severe nerve
pain, any suggestions for the pain. Thanks, lyerhc
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666151 tn?1311114376
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The first thing is to make absolutely certain that the nerve has been decompressed--  if this was an open procedure I guess I should assume the nerve was visualized and there is nothing pinching or pushing against the nerve.  Beyond that the only thing I know of would be the 'usual anticonvulsants'-- neurontin in high doses, lyrica, tegretol... sometimes a small amount of an opiate makes a big difference.  
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689327 tn?1240229164
I just went to the doctor today and found out one of my 9 pins is loose and and I have to have more surgery this coming Monday, the 2nd do you think this will help the pain/nerve problem. Thanks  Cheryl
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