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How long after my wrist and thumb surgery should I wear my sling?

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 more

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How long should I were my sling after thumb surgery?

How long should I were my sling after thumb surgery?

Slings are usually: Worn very briefly if at all. The sling keeps the hand dependent lower tha the heart and increases swelling as we'll as adding to elbow and shoulder stiffness. Ask your surgeon but personally I do not like slings. Make sure you really need it. ...Read more

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How long after trigger thumb surgery can I go back to work I work in a kitchen

How long after trigger thumb surgery can I go back to work I work in a kitchen

2 weeks: You have to let the wound heal and sutures out. A few more days for some of the soreness to go away. You probably won'be completely pain free but well enough to return to work for a kitchen. ...Read more

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Is there a long term bad side effect of trigger thumb surgery?

Is there a long term bad side effect of trigger thumb surgery?

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 more

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Does trigger thumb surgery work?

Does trigger thumb surgery work?

Yes: It is usually very successful. The long-term success rate following trigger finger/thumb surgery is about 98%. ...Read more

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Trigger thumb surgery. What does it involve?

Trigger thumb surgery. What does it involve?

Release: .Trigger thumb release is an outpatient procedure, typically you get an IV and some mild sedation to keep you comfortable. A local anesthetic was used to make the thumb numb and a small incision is made at the base of the thumb to release the strap which is irritating the tendon. Afterwards you can do light activity within a couple of days, no heavy lifting for approximately 10 days. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat greasy food such as pizzas after receiving a thumb surgery?

Is it okay to eat greasy food such as pizzas after receiving a thumb surgery?

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 more

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