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What to expect with surgery 2 correct ulnar drift, swan neck deformities n fingers &carpal tunnel surgery? will i have to stay in hospital? painful?

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Dr. Jeffrey Unger
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Ask your doctor: These are excellent questions for your surgeon. Most of the time, these are done as out patients. However, there are exceptions based on the extent of the surgery and any underlying medical conditions you may have.
Dr. Richard Perlman
Orthopedic Surgery 58 years experience
Moderately painful: None of the procedures is particularly painful, but there will be a number of incisions. You will be in a splint, that also keeps the pain down. Would not anticipate hospitalization unless your general medical condition warrants it. Suggest you go over these questions with your surgeon, since everyone is different.

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