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What are complications related to wrist surgery?

What are complications related to wrist surgery?

Depends: Any time you have surgery, there are risks of pain, bleeding, infection and the risks of anesthesia. In addition, fracture surgery can have the risks of delayed healing, not healing, or healing in a bad position, as well as failure of the hardware used to treat the fracture. It really depends on the exact type of surgery being done. ...Read more

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How long after wrist surgery can you drive?

How long after wrist surgery can you drive?

Wrist surg: Depend if your car is automatic or shift gear, the type of surgery you had, amount of pain. Talk to your surgeon about it, is the best way to find out. ...Read more

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Treating a Spinal Fracture (Checklist)

Rest
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Use NSAIDs to decrease inflammation
Daily
Use pain medications on an as-needed basis
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Consider MRI to evaluate fracture
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I have wrist surgery next week. What should I expect, what to do?

I have wrist surgery next week. What should I expect, what to do?

Talk to your surgeon: This is certainly something you want to discuss at length with your surgeon. There are dozens of "wrist" surgeries, so i can't begin to answer these for you. You have every right to have every question answered fully and to your satisfaction prior to surgery, so i encourage you to either call your surgeon or make a preoperative appointment to answer these questions prior to your surgery. ...Read more

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Need some advice - pain several years after wrist surgery. Should i be worried?

Need some advice - pain several years after wrist surgery. Should i be worried?

Not unusual: Typically treatment for ligament injuries involve reconstruction with partial fusions or soft tissue reconstruction that typically breakdown over time i.e.. Aprox. 10 years. Due to abnormal forces transferred across the reconstructed wrist. ...Read more

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I had wrist surgery and then sprained it later. What should I do?

I had wrist surgery and then sprained it later. What should I do?

Wrist sprain: A wrist sprain is an injury to the ligaments of thr bones of the wrist. These bone are the distal most parts of the radius and or ulna and carpal bones. The carpal bones are attached by ligaments to each other, similar to a fracture there is pain swelling and stiffness. The simple answer is to speak to the surgeon as much depends upon the past surgery and current injury. ...Read more

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How difficult is arthroscopic wrist surgery?

How difficult is arthroscopic wrist surgery?

Not difficult: Wrist arthroscopy is not difficult for someone who specializes in hand surgery. Ask the physician about their specialty and how many wrist scopes a year they do. ...Read more

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I am having burning and numbness post wrist surgery. What could it be?

I am having burning and numbness post wrist surgery. What could it be?

Much depends: What the surgery is bu the first thing is to make sure the bandage is not too tight, call your surgeon. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst wrist surgery swelling. How to reduce this?

Ganglion cyst wrist surgery swelling. How to reduce this?

Scar massage: Swelling following surgery is quite common. Stiffness is also a common complaint. Physical therapy (or hand therapy) can be beneficial in improving wrist motion and swelling. Scar massage and desensitization exercises can be helpful to reduce swelling and sensitivity. ...Read more

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