A 53-year-old female asked:
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should my hand still swell after having carpal tunnel surgery 7wks ago?

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Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Possibley: It can continue to have mild swelling indefinitely depending on how you have healed, how much scar tissue developed, how successful the surgery and how much you currently use it. If you see any signs of infection or blood clot (heat, fever, increased heart rate, chills, etc), see your doctor immediately.With contionued swelling at seven to eight weeks, i would recommend follow up with your surgeon.
Answered on Jun 26, 2018
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Swelling: Swelling can last up to a year post-operative from any surgery, but should slowly decrease with time as recovery is different for every person. See your surgeon for verification. Good luck.
Answered on May 2, 2018
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Dr. Patrick Schaner
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: While swelling can remain for upto a year. Swelling after carpal tunnel is typically minor and should be resolved for the most part by now. I recommend following up with your hand surgeon.
Answered on May 2, 2015
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