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How Long After My Wrist And Thumb Surgery Should I Wear My Sling
Ask your surgeon: Sorry, but the only person who's allowed to decide your guidelines for post-operative care is the doctor who is operating on you. That said, i'm guessing that you shouldn't need a sling very long, because the sling immobilizes your shoulder, not your elbow or wrist. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Trigger digits: Thumbs, fingers are typically repsonsive to corticosteroid injections. For those that are not or are associated with a more severe triggering or a fixed contracture or a tendon adherance or are just resistent to treatment and are uncomfortable, surgical release can work well. While any procedure can have a complication or side effect, in general the procedure works well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 months ago i had cmc thumb surgery. Last week i woke up and my wrist was snapping (radial side). It is swollen and painful with movement?
Tendinitis: It is likely a tendinitis. Speak with your surgeon and have the area reevaluated. ...Read more
Sounds good: I would go for it if you are back to your normal activity and not having pain or nausea issues. I assume you have already eaten without any problems. I wouldn't want my first assault on the stomach after surgery being pizza or chicken wings. Have fun. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thumb surgery: Some times you would need a cast after thumb surgery. Some times a protective dressing would be adequate. Your surgeon would be the one that i would take advice from as he/she will know how much protection and for how long it will be required following your particular surgery. Good luck. ...Read more
Swelling has increased 6 days after cast & stitches removed following UCL thumb surgery. is this normal? I'm in a formed splint & only remove it prn.
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