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A 46-year-old member asked:

I had carpal tunnel surgery with removal of ganglion cyst 1 month still having a great deal of pain, heat and swelling in my hand. normal?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Shiller
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
No not normal: There are four main signs of inflammation: pain, heat, redness, and swelling. Those are signs that the immune system is activated. After a surgery there can be inflammation and it's normal for a few days. If it is present a month later it is concerning that there is either infection, or some kind of immune activation. It's worth getting it checked out right away by your surgeon.
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Plastic Surgery 48 years experience
Sounds like post op cutaneous sensory nerve syndrome.
Oct 20, 2015
Last updated Jan 31, 2021


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