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Loss of use of arm

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,670
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:27 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hi all, my first post here... My H had C4-6 posterior fusion three weeks ago. Following surgery fluid collected at site and nerves controlling his right arm were compressed. A second surgery to remove the fluid did not bring back functioning to his arm. He is now receiving PT and hoping for the best. Has anyone had experience with this type of complication? Thank-you for anything you can offer us.


  • I haven't had this experience but how much percentage of loss did your husband have to his arm? You can build up your muscle that he didn't loss (that he still has use of). I hope with pt he can do this and get some strength back in his arm.

  • He can not lift his arm at all. With assistance he can have some movement in the forearm and his fingers work but are numb. The PT and the Dr. say he should expect it to recover, but of course, no guarantees. It is just stressful to wait and see...
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