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17 yr. old daughter

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 24, 2011
  • 11:02 PM

I really need someone to help me. My 17 yr. old daughter is having trouble with her left arm. About 4 months ago, she started having pain in her left elbow. Then her elbow locked and she could not bend her arm. It was swollen and painful to her. A couple of weeks later, she started loosing the use of her fingers on that hand. She has been to 2 neurologists, a rhumatologist, and today a surgeon. She has had 3 nerve conduction test which have revealed a pinched nerve. They have diagnosed her with post radial interossious nerve. Anyway, we went to the surgeon today and she is scheduled for a decompression and exploritory surgery.The surgeon said that she did not know if the nerve would come back after the decompression and that she still feels that this is being caused by something rhumatoric because of the swelling. This child has been through it in the past few months. She has been checked for everything, lupus, ra, juvinille ra, and the list goes on. My question is, is there something that someone is missing? I was wondering if she may have some kind of inflamatory disease. What else can they test for? She is a very active child, and the fact that she may never be able to user her hand again is really scaring her, and me.

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