A 21-year-old member asked:
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do i need hand therapy if i have surgery?

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Dr. Aileen Shieu
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends: This may depend on what kind of surgery you have and how stiff your fingers and wrist are. Oftentimes, you will be given a set of exercises by your surgeon, which may be enough. However, if you are not making progress, or are having a lot of pain or swelling, your surgeon may have you see a hand therapist.
Answered on May 2, 2015
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Dr. Randy Hauck
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Sometimes: It depends on the procedure and your propensity to develop stiffness. Fracture and tendon repair almost always require therapy for best results.
Answered on Jul 21, 2012

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Will improve: May take up to 3 months. Therapy will definitely help. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
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Ask your surgeon: Ask the orthopedist who performed the surgery, not someone on the internet who has no access to your pre and post-op x rays.
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