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27 September 2010

Post-op pain due to immune reaction

Nerve inflammation may be the cause of pain, numbness and weakness that some patients experience after surgery, according to a new study.

Nerve inflammation may be the cause of pain, numbness and weakness that some patients experience after surgery, according to a new study.

He and his colleagues studied 23 patients who developed neuropathy within 30 days of undergoing orthopedic, abdominal, chest or dental surgery. These patients were selected because their neuropathy didn't appear to be caused by compression or stretching of the nerves.

 
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