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A 31-year-old member asked:

had arthoscopic shoulder surgery week ago and now arm and hand very swollen. how long does this last?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Not normal post-op: If your arm and hand are markedly swollen, that is not a normal complication of the surgery. Call the surgeon. Make sure you have not developed phlebitis in the arm.

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Last updated Jun 23, 2013

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