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What are the risks involved with hand surgery?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
The same for any: Surgery, infection which is not very common and the risk of the anesthesia and finally the risk of failure of the procedure.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Infection, : Infection, swelling , bleeding, stiffness etc tendon adherance, rupture, weakness there are specific risks depending on location as well. For each type of surgery there are also specific issues that need to be discussed with the operating hand surgeon.
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Many: Infection, neuromas ulnar injury, rupture of repairs, non-healing fractures, implant failures, pain, stiffness, and the need for additional surgery.
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Please specify: Please specify what type of hand surgery as risks, benefits and limitations are specific to each surgery. Your Hand surgeon will review these with you prior to making a decision as to what surgery or non-surgical treatment will benefit you the most.

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Need expert help here. What are the risks of hand surgery?

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Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Multiple: Issues such as possible infection, hematoma, seroma, scaring , decreased range of motion or injury to nerve or vascular structures are examples of potential risks. The risks depend on the particular operation performed so discuss this with your hand surgeon prior to surgery.
Dr. Richard Makowiec
Hand Surgery 27 years experience
As noted, the risks depend on type of hand surgery being performed and most are quite rare. Infection, bleeding, injury to nerves / vessels, stiffness, and scarring are most common.
Nov 17, 2020

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