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how long does it take for swollen to go down in hand after surgery

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Trojian
28 years experience Sports Medicine
Not all surgery work: If you have not seen the doctor that did the carpal tunnel surgery then go back. Rheumatoid arthritis could make surgery more complicated it depends. ... Read More
Dr. Boris Aronzon
24 years experience Anesthesiology
Unclear: Unclear what kind if surgery you had. Nerve injury or intrapment can be a factor. See hand surgeon.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
44 years experience Endodontics
Could be normal: Swelling after surgery is a normal process of healing. The amount of swelling is dependant on many factors: the type of procedure, length. Trauma inv ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
I : I always tell patients that the time to healing is variable in that no two patients are exactly the same. However typically you can go back to light a ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Ciaglia
17 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends: Open carpal tunnel where an incision is made to expose the carpal ligament can take weeks to heal and recover from. Endoscopic carpal tunnel where sm ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
28 years experience Neurosurgery
6 weeks: For most patients, they are able to gradually resume most normal activities around 6 weeks after surgery. Most do not require occupational therapy on ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Martens
Specializes in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Swelling: 12 months.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
37 years experience Breast Surgery
3-4 wks : Minimum till active motion.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Varies: If your carpal tunnel is severe I would bet you cannot use your hands now...... Recovery varies, but fine motor is pretty good right away progressin ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Depends on the cause: There are several different types of cancer which can affect your hand. It could be a sarcoma of the soft tissues or of the bone. The treatments typic ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
2-3 weeks: If swell more than that check with doctor.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Not normal post-op: If your arm and hand are markedly swollen, that is not a normal complication of the surgery. Call the surgeon. Make sure you have not developed phlebi ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
3-6 months: Swelling is the symptom that usually takes the longest time to improve.
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