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I had my first rib removed because I was diagnosed with,"Thoracic Outlet Syndrome". I had some problems with my right side. My right peck chest muscle, and weakness in my right muscles were going down really bad. Long story short after I had the procedure done. My upper areas recovered well after 6 weeks. Problem now, I have lost 40% atleast use of my right hand. I can make a fist, but I can't extend and erect my fingers to full length. I was supposed to only have PT. for my, upper area i.e. shoulder and neck, some arm. Now I have been referred too, Outpatient Hand Physical Therapy. I had no problems with my hand before surgery so now i'm confused, a little depressed because I have went on you tube, checked other patients forums and none seem to have matched my post op condition. So i'm trying to see if anyone can identify with my problem, with my hand after having this procedure performed. I'm typing mainly with my left hand. My right pinky is still numb, as well as my right elbow and forearm area. After 6 weeks my tricep is finally loosening up and the swelling to my upper shoulder and neck is making progress of the swelling going down.
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