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Doctor insights on: How Long Does It Take For Swollen To Go Down In Hand After Surgery

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How long after open carpal tunnel surgery will your hand be swollen?

How long after open carpal tunnel surgery will your hand be swollen?

Several weeks: Hand swelling is common after a carpal tunnel release. Take it easy on the hand for a few weeks and the swelling should resolve. I tell my patients to give the hand a chance to heal. ...Read more

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

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

Not normal post-op: 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. ...Read more

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Why is my hand still swollen two weeks after surgery?

Why is my hand still swollen two weeks after surgery?

Could be normal: Swelling after surgery is a normal process of healing. The amount of swelling is dependant on many factors: the type of procedure, length. Trauma involved, vascularity of the area, patient medical conditions, etc. Swelling can also be caused by infection. Consult your surgeon for your particular case. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my hand to be swollen after hand surgery?

Is it normal for my hand to be swollen after hand surgery?

Absolutely: The blood supply to the hand is so good that there will be significant swelling after almost any hand operation or injury. It is very important to elevate the hand above the heart for 2-3 days postoperatively, otherwise you will feel each heartbeat in your hand. Elevation can be as effective as pain medicine in reducing hand pain after surgery. ...Read more

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When to tell swollen fingers from hand surgery needs to be seen?

When to tell swollen fingers from hand surgery needs to be seen?

When in doubt...: Swelling that is painful, increasing or associated with redness, heat or fever, should be checked right away. Surgical swelling can be expected to increase for a day or two after surgery, but if there is any question, call your surgeon. ...Read more

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Hand was swollen. Is this normal three days after partial amputation surgery, what to do?

Hand was swollen. Is this normal three days after partial amputation surgery, what to do?

Very normal: If you had part of your hand amputated, i would suspect you have a lot of swelling. You need to keep the hand elevated above the level of your heart at all times, and, depending on the instructions from your surgeon, gentle motion of the hand will help hasten the resolution of swelling. ...Read more