A 40-year-old member asked:
Will i be in a lot of pain after my hand surgery?
3 doctor answers • 12 doctors weighed in
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.
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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.
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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?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
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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Last updated Oct 3, 2016
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