A member asked:

Why do i wake up every day with my hand swollen. i had surgery due to car accident broken bone and damaged nerves in that hand.

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Dr. Craig Morton answered

Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Swelling right after surgery can be normal in the short term, but you may need to follow up with your surgeon to make sure you are healing properly and don't have an infection.

Answered Oct 27, 2017

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Dr. Mark Lubienski answered

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery

May have also injured veins in hand and arm which may cause tendency to swell. Try sleeping with hand elevated on pillow and the more regularly you exercise hand and arm the tendecy should gradually go away. If elevation does not reduce swells ng may need evaluation for clot in veins

Answered Oct 30, 2017

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