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Can Rotator Cuff Surgery Affect The Ability To Use My Hand
Yes-quickly subsides: The combination of internal tissue pressure from arthroscopy fluid used at surgery and immobilization in a brace can lead to temporary postoperative swelling that includes the hand. The swelling from the arthroscopy fluid usually subsides in hours. The residual swelling from immobilization in a brace should continue to diminish steadily within days. Elbow, wrist and hand motion helps (if allowed). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Elbow bent in brace: Assuming you had an arthroscopic repair, a significant amount of fluid passes through the shoulder, and some moves in to the surrounding soft tissues creating the look of a big swollen shoulder. The mechanical effect of this fluid pressure together with the fact that the elbow is held flexed in a brace create a situation of lower than usual venous outflow manifesting clinically as a swollen hand. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have swelling in my hand from my rotator cuff surgery, is there anything I can do in terms of drainage?
Why would my hand be swelling, fingers stiff and severe pain in my hand after rotator cuff surgery?
Post surgery care: You need to report this extremity swelling to your surgery team. In the recovery period, set backs and problems need to be evaluated to avoid serious problems. An ultrasound of your arm will rule out a DVT as the cause of swelling. If you do have a surgery related dvt, then early diagnosis and treatment is a benefit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a 8mm 80% tear in my right rotator cuff. I have constant pain in my shoulder and pain runs down my arm unto my hands. My ortho says no surgery.?
Depends on Symptoms: It is not unusual to see high grade partial thickness tears of the rotator cuff on MRI in individuals over 45. Corticosteroid injections or anti inflammatory medications to reduce pain and physical therapy to improve the muscles of the rotator cuff and scapula (shoulder blade) often help to reduce symptoms. If this fails to resolve pain or results are only temporary then yes surgical mgt will help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
6 weeks post-surgery rotator cuff. Discontinued sling. Hand swollen, pain (sometimes severe) in thumb pad & "click" when thumb moves. Problem?
After arthroscopic surgery on rotator cuff is it normal to have severe pain in the elbow and stabbing feeling in hand?
I recently had rotator cuff surgery. If i hold my arm in certain positions, part of my hand and last 2 fingers become very numb.
See below: The nerves for the arm pass very close to the site of your shoulder surgery. It is quite possible that some swelling or scar tissue is impinging on them as they cross near this area. Talk to your orthopedic surgeon about your symptoms and let them guide your care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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