A 65-year-old female asked:
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i developed atrophy after i had wrist surgery is this normal?

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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Atrophy is extremely common after surgery and in cast. Muscle takes time to get back to where it was. Get physical therapy.
Answered on May 8, 2013
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Dr. Steve Kagan
30 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: Muscle atrophy is common after surgery due to lack of exercise. Ease back slowly using the muscles again.
Answered on Jul 31, 2013
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