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Continuing Hand swelling after plate screw surgery for broken wrist

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Can be: Some swelling after an injury or surgery is common. It is however important to control the swelling which will help with movement of the fingers. Elev ... Read More
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Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends:: Swelling of the fingers and hands is the rule, not the exception, after hand surgery. The degree and duration depends on what kind of surgery it was a ... Read More
Dr. Mark Wang
Dr. Mark Wang answered
16 years experience Hand Surgery
Can be common: Postop swelling is not unsual. Elevation and gentle digital range of motion are a few simple steps to help decrease swelling (edema). Placing the ha ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: Elevate high (statue of liberty) and use ice. Swelling is more common after open surgery than the newer endoscopic techniques.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Hand swelling is common after a carpal tunnel release. Take it easy on the hand for a few weeks and the swelling should resolve. I tell my patients t ... Read More
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Carpal tunnel: Some swelling is normal postop. Try elevation, intermittent ice packs, and gentle hyperextension stretches.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
Dr. Keith Joe answered
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Have you been seen: Without seeing your xray hard to say but you should probably get seen by an orthopaedic surgeon. Treatment will depend on how bad of a break: whether ... Read More
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Dr. John Dearborn
29 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Is your splint tight: Hand swelling, in the absence of a specific injury, may be due to the form of immobilization being too tight. If you have a splint, loosen it and ele ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Makowiec
26 years experience Hand Surgery
Probably normal: Swelling of the elbow, wrist, and hand is common after humerus fractures. The swelling typically pools "downstream." best to elevate the hand and wr ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Carpel tunnel: There are many reasons to have the symptoms you described, a common cause is carpel tunnel syndrome due to swelling of tissues at the wrist. It is a ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: When you have that intense pain a swelling in the hand a wrist must be some inflammatory problem, check if you gout or other or infection in the area, ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
25 years experience Hand Surgery
Numbness : Numbness and tingling of the extremities are typically seen in peripheral neuropathies. Swelling is a typical symptoms of inflammation. Any history o ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Elevation, ice: Keep the hand above the level of your heart to reduce swellling, and use ice for 20 minutes every 3-4 hours. Avoid overuse of that hand, and if your ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Ice and elevation: Use ice and elevation and if it persists or there is significant pain and swelling, see your pcp or an orthopedist. A light compression dressing such ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Specialist: Severe hand swelling and pain needs to be checked out. If your family doctor or er has not been helpful you may need to see a specialists. A rheumat ... Read More
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