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Dr. Kevin R. Stone answered:

Will I have completely normal use of my hand after shoulder surgery?

You should

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If you have normal use of your hand prior to surgery there is no reason you won't have normal function of your hand post surgery. Depending on the surgery you may have some restrictions of motion or weight of that arm, but you should be able to use hand for normal activities.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

Had arthoscopic shoulder surgery week ago and now arm and hand very swollen. How long does this last?

Not normal post-op

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If your arm and hand are markedly swollen, that is not a normal complication of the surgery. Call the surgeon. Make sure you have not developed phlebitis in the arm.
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After microscopic shoulder surgery now by left hand all puffy. And my arm still hurting. What should I do?

Call your surgeon

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I recommend calling the surgeon who did the surgery and let them know. they will direct you to what to do and get you in for re-evaluation if needed. good luck.
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Dr. Thea Cross answered:

Help, having tingling and numbness in left arm, hand and fingers with swollen fingers 6 weeks after nerve block for shoulder surgery.

Needs evaluation

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I think your symptoms warrant evaluation with a physical exam and nerve conduction study given how long they have been occurring
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Dr. Peter M. Ihle answered:

Shoulder surgery this Tuesday for impingement syndrome. In severe pain now with my hand falling asleep constantly. Do I go to the Er or just wait?

Carpal tunnel?

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Ur wrist may B hanging from the edge of Ur immobilizer in a flexed position compressing the median nerve, causing CTS. If so purchase a cock-up wrist splint and wear it 2 prevent the flexion of the wrist.
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When someone has a mammogram is the arm and hand suppose to get numb why the test is preformed? I had a inter scalene nerve block shoulder surgery

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A mammogram does not cause numbness in the arm and hand. The position you had your arm in during the procedure could have put some strain on your neck so I would go to an urgent care center or your local doctor if the symptoms persist.
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Why does my right hand middle finger go numb with a bruise line on the underside? Could it be related to previous shoulder surgery (bone spur and inflammation removed)?

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Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you.
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Dr. Roger Palutsis answered:

Is hand swelling normal after carpal tunnel surgery?

Yes

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Initially swelling would be normal. Elevating your hand and moving your fingers should help with this. After several weeks, there should not be hand swelling. Some wrist swelling at the incision site may be normal though for 6 weeks..
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Dr. Mark L. Wang answered:

I still have finger and hand swelling after hand surgery. Is this normal?

Can be common

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Postop swelling is not unsual. Elevation and gentle digital range of motion are a few simple steps to help decrease swelling (edema). Placing the hand above the level of the heart (e.g. left chest) allows gravity to facilitate the edema control. A tight postoperative dressing may also be carefullly loosened. If you were placed in a splint, you should wear as instructed by your doc.
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Dr. Kenneth R. Lee answered:

Is swelling in the feet common a day after shoulder surgery in a healthy individal?

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Most likely yes. After a surgical procedure - especially requiring anesthesia (being put to sleep) - the IV fluids that are given are not quite in the right compartment of the body yet. Therefore, some swelling can be normal. Massive swelling that is asymmetric (is your other leg swollen?) can be a problem after surgery. Blood clots can occur in certain individuals that are post - operative.
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