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Will i be in a lot of pain after my hand surgery?

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Dr. Bauback Safa
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Depends: The amount of post-operative depends entirely on what procedure is being performed. Simple surgeries such has trigger finger release or carpal tunnel release are less painful than more involved surgeries. Also, pain perception varies from patient to patient.
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Dr. Zahid Niazi commented
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Agree with Dr Safa. In addition pain control is a science that most anesthesiologists and Hand surgeons manage quite well. Majority of patients get nerve blocks placed at the end of the procedures and are given anti-inflammatory meds and pain meds before they wake up as it has been shown in studies that early, good pain control limits pain perception and need for medication.
Jul 25, 2014
Dr. Michael Raemisch
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Not usually: Pain is not too bad after surgeries that do not involve bone. Carpal tunnel surgery typically makes the hand feel much better despite having surgery.
Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Should not be...: Hand surgery is typically not very painful postop. Elevation of the operated hand above the heart for 2-3 days will help. Many hand surgeons will inject a long-acting local anesthetic into the operative site at the end of the procedure and patients are sent home with pain medicine. If there is pain that is not relieved with these methods, your surgeon should be notified.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

How much pain will i feel after a hand surgery?

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Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 19 years experience
Variable: Everybody is different, and the cause of injury will help dictate the amount of pain afterward as well.

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