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How Long Does It Take For Swollen To Go Down In Hand After Surgery
Time to heal after carpal tunnel surgery? I had surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome two weeks ago. I understand it can take months to heal completely, but how long should it take for me to see improvement? My hand is still pretty swollen and stiff and i st
Had arthoscopic shoulder surgery week ago and now arm and hand very swollen. How long does this last?
My wrist has been slightly swollen and extremely painful since the day after my rotator cuff repair surgery, 2 months ago. How long can this last?
Need a diagnosis: The question is why is your wrist is hurting and swollen. Most likely, this is indirectly, not directly related to your RC repair. Tendonitis because of a change in upper extremity biomechanics would be a thought. Your surgeon should be able to help you discover the cause and discuss treatment options. If I can help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I have pinky finger fusion surgery?Dislocated pinky a long time ago and now is arthritic.It is swollen and it's hard to bend.No more ligaments
Your call: Ultimately, that answer lies in you. Have a conversation with your surgeon about the pros and cons of your specific case. If you are in pain, your finger can not bend, etc, and there is a possibility the surgery will help those issues, that may play a role in your decision. Good luck. ...Read more
Why does my palm still feel bruised and swollen and my wrist hurts almost a year after surgery? I also have pain that travels down my thumb?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I had pec repair surgery 24 months ago and since then my whole hand frequently gets swollen and kind of numb. What's affecting my hand?
Is it okay to have a swollen hand/extremities with little to no feeling after carpel tunnel surgery?
I had capel tunnel surgery 8 weeks ago every morning when I wake up my hand is swollen and stiff but gets better during the day is this normal?
After carpal tunnel: Mild pain may be a sign of normal healing (we all go at a different pace), pillar pain, pain from joints adjacent to the carpal tunnel, another source such as a trigger finger, scar sensitivity, swelling from overdoing it too soon, and the list goes on. Arthritis in finger joints can also cause AM swelling and stiffness. Many assume the CTS is for all the symptoms but often there is more going on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had surgery on my elbow after a fracture on Saturday my hand and fingers are swollen is this normal?
Swelling beyond the: site of fracture is common especially toward the hand, often we elevate but forget to keep the hand up too. Motion of the fingers not only helos stiffness, but help reduce swelling. However tight bandages, swelling that cuts off circulation and swelling due to bleedong or infection can occur too. Talk to your surgeon about what is gonf on and make sure that you dont need to be seen sooner . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 weeks post-surgery rotator cuff. Discontinued sling. Hand swollen, pain (sometimes severe) in thumb pad & "click" when thumb moves. Problem?
I severed my extensor tendon on my left hand. I had to undergo a surgery to re-attach it. My fingers are still swollen after four weeks, but i can move them. What should I do?
I got surgery on Thursday to put screws into my 3rd and 4th metacarpals after I broke them. My hand is still very swollen and my fingers are looked bruised and have yellowness to them. Is this normal? Thanks ~Cody
Yes: Make sure you call your treating surgeon and follow up as directed. Bruising from your original injury turns yellow as your immune system cleans up the damage, like a black eye. If you can wiggle your fingers and feel all of your fingers on both sides be able to report that to your surgeon. In person is the best place to evaluate your neurovascular status and any postoperative problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Husband had bicep tendon surgery 1-2-15 has splint and elastic stretch band-hand is swollen he said its pinching-should I unwrap it or not? Normal?
Contact surgeon: A new bandage may needed or a new dressing may need to be applied. ...Read more
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