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Doctor insights on: Broken Wrist Surgery Plate

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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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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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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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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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Please help! I am having wrist surgery next week. What should I expect?

Please help! I am having wrist surgery next week. What should I expect?

? Surgery: What specific type of "wrist" surgery are you having? Carpal tunnel release? Tfcc scope / debridement? 4- corner fusion, etc., etc. Be more specific and may be able to help w/ expectations... Good luck! ...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 developed atrophy after I had wrist surgery is this normal?

I developed atrophy after I had wrist surgery is this normal?

Yes: Muscle atrophy is common after surgery due to lack of exercise. Ease back slowly using the muscles again. ...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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Wrist surgery 2 days ago, 1 stitch loose, ~5mm opening. No internal suture, only external chromic dissolvable. Steri-strips suffice? Tensile strength?

Wrist surgery 2 days ago, 1 stitch loose, ~5mm opening. No internal suture, only external chromic dissolvable. Steri-strips suffice? Tensile strength?

See your doc: If you recently had surgery and the surgical wound is coming open, you need to go back to the doc who performed the surgery for additional treatment. You should call them right away and be seen as soon as possible. Infections after orthopedic surgeries can lead to bad outcomes. Don't delay seeing your doc for this! ...Read more

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Is it possible to need wrist surgery as a result of carpal tunnel surgery?

Is it possible to need wrist surgery as a result of carpal tunnel surgery?

Carpal tunnel syndro: Carpal tunnel release is the most invasive treatment option for carpal tunnel syndrome that doesn't respond to lifestyle modification, splints, anti-inflammatories & local injections. While it used to be an open procedure (imagine long scar down palm into wrist), it is most often accomplished endoscopically these days. Your family doc can help you determine when to see hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I had ganglion cyst wrist surgery 3 weeks ago, how much longer will I have pain when I move my wrist. I hurts when I take splint off and move it.

I had ganglion cyst wrist surgery 3 weeks ago, how much longer will I have pain when I move my wrist. I hurts when I take splint off and move it.

Most pain: Dissipates in a few weeks. Though the exact size, location of the cysts and other issues in the wrist such as arthritis, underlying ligament and capsular issues and even how and why the ganglion was removed can play a role.
Talk to yiour surgeon regarding your scenario. Though rare, there are times when therapy is needed to get moving. And a splint while it helps may need to be weaned sooner. ...Read more

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Preparing for pisiform wrist surgery, what is best/longest lasting nerve block? Is brachial axillary longer/wider cover than wrist block? Any others?

Preparing for pisiform wrist surgery, what is best/longest lasting nerve block? Is brachial axillary longer/wider cover than wrist block? Any others?

That Depends..: Wrist blocks are used most often for procedures lasting 30 minutes or less, unless supplemented by other nerve blocks that allow forearm tourniquet placement. Length of anesthesia relates more to anesthetic used +/- Epinephrine than block technique. Brachial plexus blocks work well if supplemented by a musculocutaneous nerve block. Bottom line: rely on your experienced anesthesiologist to advise! ...Read more

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Hello, I have what I fully believe to be a ganglion cyst on top of my wrist. Surgery and needles are not an option for me, is it safe to use the book?

Hello, I have what I fully believe to be a ganglion cyst on top of my wrist. Surgery and needles are not an option for me, is it safe to use the book?

Book Smarts.: Safe or not, that technique has worked for many a person, including myself, for many years. In time, however. The book slap be came non effective and I had to resort to excision. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from an Graft extraction of iliac crest, I had a wrist surgery 24 days ago?

How long does it take to recover from an Graft extraction of iliac crest, I had a wrist surgery 24 days ago?

Hip graft: Pain from an iliac crest graft site can take anywhere from 3 to 4 weeks to subside. Ice and anti-inflammatory medication is the best for this problem, care should be taken to avoid anti-inflammatory medications for the first 6 to 8 weeks as this can decrease the healing right at the site of surgery on your wrist. ...Read more

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How long following surgery for a broken wrist before you can go on a flabalos machine?

How long following surgery for a broken wrist before you can go on a flabalos machine?

Let me help you: It depend on the fracture you had and the treatment methods.
Simple fracture need 6 weeks to heal and two weeks to recover your movements.
Start easy and progress with no pain and swelling. ...Read more