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how long does it take to recover from a general anesthetic for hand surgery

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aileen Shieu
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends: The recovery from anesthesia can be anywhere from a few hours to a few days, depending on what medications are used, how long your surgery is, your ag ... Read More
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Dr. Jason Hess
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Hand surgery: This is a complex question. Recovery depends on the surgery and the problem. Hand fractures require approximately 6 weeks for recovery. Tendons may ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirk Churukian
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Nerve Healing: Injured sensory nerves in the hand can regrow in many cases. If the nerve has been bruised, or cut/repaired it will typically regrow from the point of ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience Anesthesiology
Depends on situation: If surgery was extensive or prolonged, more meds are given during the course of general anesthesia and recovery will take longer. Conditions such as o ... Read More
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