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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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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?

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 more

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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

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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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