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Bent Pinky Finger Surgery
What is the usual recuperative time after trigger finger surgery on dominant hand? In other words, when might I expect to at least partially use hand?
Trigger finger: Typically you can use the hand for simple tasks right away. Wound takes 10-14 days to heal. Palm can remain sore for 3-4 weeks. Good luck! ...Read more
How long will my husband have pain after trigger finger surgery. 2 fingers on left hand. Will it be severe?
@1st, pain/stiffness: Finger surgery is usually well tolerated, but associated with swelling. This can lead to pain and stiffness if untreated. Ice and immbolization, followed by early protected range of motion will generally yield a good outcome. Mostly, it's dependent upon what you are having surgery for.... ...Read more
Center for medicare medicaid services sets standard fee schedule (http://www. Cms. Hhs. Gov/pfslookup/) most common surgical treatment is "tendon sheath incision" ~$540. Every insurer will pay more for procedure then the standard fee. In general though, there is an increase of 1.5-3x increase of the standard fee for a procedure.
So, surgeon/anesthesiologist/facilities can total around $2000. ...Read more
Many factors: This is a questions that should be answered by the surgeons financial counselor staff. It depends on the fee from the surgeon and wether it is performed in a surgical center or hospital and what insurance you are using. There are cash price options so price is very transparent. For example we post the price in our clinic so patients are not surprised. ...Read more
Several weeks: And you may need hand therapy, . ...Read more
When should I return to work after having trigger finger surgery how long before I can return to work
Just had trigger finger surgery how long should I be out of work I also work in a kitchen how long should I be out of work
Until sutures out: Every patient varies how they respond to trigger finger release not only between each other, but also finger to finger and left to right. Also depending on the severity (if there was a contracture) it may take longer to rehabilitate. The primary concern would be osha requirements with the wounds, and therefore sutures typically have to be out. Many compliant patients can flex immediately. ...Read more
I had finger surgery about 2 weeks ago and near the incision site and all around it my finger is peeling is this normal?
Yes: Peeling is part of healing, as the swelling goes down and extra damaged skin is replaced by new, young skin. Light itching also is part of healing. Otherwise do not hesitate to call the surgeons based on his/her recommendations. ...Read more
Finger pain/numb: If you are within a few hours of the surgery a digital block may have been applied which would numb the adjacent digits and should be temporary. I would contact your treating surgeon to discuss your concerns. Your dressing may also be tight putting pressure on the adjacent digital nerve. ...Read more
So I am scheduled for trigger finger surgery soon I have a lot of anxiety can I be sedated for this procedure?
My finger cuticle get swallon and finger nail stop glowing after my finger surgery (2 months ago) to remove benign glomangioma. Plz kindly advice. Tq?
Any nail at all?: If no nail growth it may be because the epinicium has healed down to the germinal and sterile matrix preventing any nail growth. Resection of glomus tumor in and of itself should not effect nail growth. Scaring from surgery may effect the nails growth over the sterile matrix causing nail deformity. Seek follow up with your surgeon. ...Read more
Yes, minor surgery: Both conditions are common and can be performed at the same time. It will only take a few minutes as an outpatient surgical procedure. ...Read more
Mild discomfort: I perform trigger thumb surgery under local anesthetic. It usually takes about 10-15 min. To identify and release the a1 pulley, which is what causes triggering. After surgery, the thumb will be immobilized for a few days. It takes about 2 weeks for the wound to heal. During the healing phase, you will be able to use the thumb. Narcotic pain medicine may be needed for a short time, post-op. ...Read more
Is Trigger finger surgery an outpatient procedure or is it done in Dr office? How long is the recovery period? Any info is appreciated. Thanks!
Yes: Trigger finger surgery is an outpatient procedure, meaning that you are not admitted to the hospital for it. It can be done in a hospital OR, or a surgery center, or a doctors office based primarily on the resources the individual physician has available to him. ...Read more
Can mallet finger surgery affect other fingers? I had the surgery on middle finger and now my index finger is weak and hurts. Middle finger was determined to be 7% ppd. Thanks
Mallet finger injury: If the mallet finger has an altered range of motion then the adjacent fingers can be affected. All fingertips share a common flexor digitorum profundus muscle bely thus flexing once finger will result in flexion of the others unless one holds or limits motion. We do this in function by a complex system of intrinsic and extrinsic muscles. Also there can be "paradoxical" motion with stiffness ...Read more
My husband took 2 oxycodone over 6 hours ago and is dizzy. Had trigger finger surgery this am, is dizziness normal?
After finger surgery staph infection (recovered), is staph risk higher for cortisone injection to free up finger joint?
Yes.: Corticosteroid medication (cortisone) has some beneficial effects in reducing edema and pain, but decreases the function of white blood cells in fighting infection. It is reasonable to state that in the setting of a previous post surgical infection that cortisone injection would increase the risk of recurrent infection. ...Read more
My pinky finger was dislocated when I was a child. It is still dislocated. Do I need a surgery. If so, then will it be as good as nothing ever happened?
Depends on the: Damage, if able to reconstruct what was damaged possible. Sometimes ligaments shred and scar tissue develops etc and may not be able to fix like it was. ...Read more
How can I determine whether my left pinky finger, which I broke and had surgery on in January and has 3 screws, is healing properly?
Broke my ring and pinky finger and time to time it hurts really bad as if I reinjured it I had to do surgery for them to repair it with a metal plate
Post surgical finger: Probably best to see your surgeon if for nothing than reassurance but also to ensure some metal parts are not acting up: moving about, et assuming they were not removed. ...Read more
My son broke his pinky finger and had two pins put in. We go back tomorrow to have the pins removedDo they recover his hand? Its 3 weeks post surgery
I had surgery november 1st to repair tendon in my pinky finger and was wondering how long till I can use my other fingers and or whole hand? Thank you
6 weeks: But ask your surgeon, the repair might havebeen extensive. ...Read more
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