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Is it okay to have swelling in my fingers after carpal tunnel release surgery

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aileen Shieu
20 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: Finger swelling is normal after carpal tunnel surgery. However, if you just had the surgery and have quite a bit of pain or numbness, you need to make ... Read More
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Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Swollen fingers: This may be due to immobility and swelling. Arm elevation above your heart can definitely improve this. Gentle finger range of motion exercises, if pe ... Read More
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin answered
20 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: A small degree of swelling is quite normal and common. If the swelling is severe, contact your physician immediately.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
See your surgeon: Go for follow up elevate the hand , uses elastic stockings.
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Dr. Peter Nefcy
39 years experience Radiology
Not normal: It is not normal to have these symptoms 10 weeks after surgery. Please make an appointment and see your Doctor for re-evaluation. If you really wis ... Read More
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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ER : ER to rule out bleeding, infection, immediate ortho evaluation
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
36 years experience Hand Surgery
You need F/U: This is not typical after a routine carpal tunnel release. You should be feeling much better by now. A potential complication of any surgery is the ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Certainly one has to: Look at the surgery and your hand and the nerve and seeif there are any remaing issues but associated problems are at times overlooked such as arthrit ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Patience: It could very well be that it may just take more time. You can get better from the arthroplasty up to 6-8 months. So if you are slowly getting bette ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No, but possible --: Due to these reasons: 1: with tight splint or bandages, your fingers maybe bluish in color, tingly or cold; 2: with hand held hanging down most of t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes, but not likely: Inflammation is common after any surgical procede. Swelling in the hand after carpal tunnel release may lead to inflammation in the tendons and tendo ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Contact surgeon: If you were numb before surgery it will take few months to improve. If you were not, contact the surgeon as local anesthetic should be gone by now.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suman Das
Dr. Suman Das answered
54 years experience Plastic Surgery
No.: Normally, after carpal tunnel surgery you will have a splint with instruction of elevation of the hand and exercise of fingers.If this instructions ar ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
46 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: It is normal to have pain at the site of the incision after carpal tunnel surgery for up to two weeks. After that it should be ivestegated. If your su ... Read More
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