Los Angeles, CA
A 60-year-old male asked:
I had hand surgery (cmc arthroplasty; trapezium removed) 5 weeks ago. is it normal to still have pain&stiffness in other fingers? doing rom, elevation
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
YES: IT IS VERY COMMON TO HAVE SWELLING AND STIFFNESS IN ALL OF THE FINGERS OF THE AFFECTED HAND POST OP. YOU CAN MINIMIZE IT MY ELEVATING YOUR HAND ABOVE HEART LEVEL AND GENTLY MOVING YOUR FINGERS BY TRYING TO MAKE A FIST.NOTE THAT YOU DONT HAVE TO SQUEEZE THEM FULLY INTO THE PALM .
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Last updated Nov 27, 2020
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