Dr. Jodie Schultz
The reason you are experiencing numbness and pain after surgery could be a couple things:
1: During surgery they could have damaged the nerve. Typically with surgery that's always a risk. Also when you have surgery your body builds up scar tissue which is the body's way of seeking to heal but in doing so, it heals wrong. Scar tissue can cause a lot of pain post surgery. Doing soft tissue therapy once your fracture heals is vital to get rid of the scar tissue.
2. You are experiencing numbness and pain because with a severe fracture you could easily damage the nerve causing that to occur. I don't know how severe your fracture is because you didn't give any details. If it's a compound fracture you can easily damage the nerves.
Bottom line is the symptoms will get better with time if you allow it to heal. Make sure you do plenty of Physical Therapy once healed so you don't experience muscle atrophy and begin the nerve and muscle healing. Muscle atrophy is a serious issue because you won't get that muscle back. Muscle atrophy is when the muscle cells fade away and are lost forever.
Dr. Quentin Smith
Any numbness, throbbing ache is muscular pain. Tingling, burning, sharp, stabbing pain is nerve related.
Is the pain localize in one area or referred pain going into hands? You can consult a chiropractic physician with a specialist in neurology or an neurologist MD, to rule out cubital tunnel syndrome located in the cubital fossa.
This area is the crease between bicep and forearm when you bend elbow.
It affects the ulnar nerve. A lot of times after surgery, there's pressure on the nerve from swelling. The nerve usually repair itself in time as the swelling goes down.
Hope this helps, symptoms worsen consult your physician.
Dr. R. Hazziez