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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends: Usually within a few days. If its left thumb, its a few days. If its right thumb, maybe around a week. Depends on your pain level, and ability to bend ... Read More
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Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin answered
20 years experience Hand Surgery
The next day: After surgery, i usually dress patients in a soft bandage. This allows maximum flexibility and use of the hand. I allow patients to type, write, and d ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice
21 years experience Hand Surgery
The following day: I perform an endoscopic approach for this procedure and allow patients to drive the following day. I know other doctors who perform open technique and ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Call your Surgeon!: Call your surgeon for evaluation and more information.
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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not really: I don't generally prescribe pt for trigger thumb or trigger fingers . An injection in the A1 pulley can often help symptoms in the short term... Best ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
WHY????: Why are you on the internet????? Go see the hand surgeon, or whoever did the surgery!!!! What was done? Why?
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
39 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Post-op thumb care: If you are still in a splint, then your surgeon only wants you to move joints that are not splinted. Generally, at this stage gentle rom is allowed if ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Surfield
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
Edema: To reduce swelling after surgery.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Zasuly
28 years experience Plastic Surgery
More info: Depends on condition and surgery.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Carefully!: It depends on what was done during surgery. If the broken bone was fixed rigidly with plates and screws, you should be able to begin early motion and ... Read More

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