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A 46-year-old member asked:

why is my hand still swollen two weeks after surgery?

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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Endodontics 44 years experience
Could be normal: Swelling after surgery is a normal process of healing. The amount of swelling is dependant on many factors: the type of procedure, length. Trauma involved, vascularity of the area, patient medical conditions, etc. Swelling can also be caused by infection. Consult your surgeon for your particular case.

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