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How Long Does It Take Hand Tendons To Heal After Surgery To Repair Severed Tendons
Depends: 5-6 weeks usually but i don't allow full strengthening until 8-10 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is pain and swelling more than a month after cutting through a tendon in my hand normal? I got hurt at work and as a result a tendon in my hand was severed. A doctor initially told me i would need surgery to repair the tendon but when he discovered it wa
Not : Not all tendon lacerations require surgery. I hope that your insurance status played no role in the care that you received. If a tendon is more than half intact following an injury, there is often no indication for surgery. If you are still having swelling and pain, you should likely be seeing a hand therapist, if you are not already doing so. Swelling following injury may persist for a few months. Every person is different. If your symptoms persist, seek a second opinion. Workmans compensation will likely allow this. In the mean time, Ibuprofen is a good anti inflammatory that will help with discomfort and will help to reduce swelling. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to immobilise my hand and my fingers for 4 weeks after surgery for Extensor Tendon Repair ( 2 3 and 4 fingers)?
I had surgery november 1st to repair tendon in my pinky finger and was wondering how long till i can use my other fingers and or whole hand? Thank you
6 weeks: But ask your surgeon, the repair might havebeen extensive. ...Read more
Tendon in pinky by knuckles severed in a fall yrs ago. Mb b/c it dislocated. Doc said surgery not recom b/c hand wont fist. Now just hangs. Advice?
Don't understand: Difficult to ascertain your question. Avoid abbreviations if possible... Is your pinky extensor ( back of hand) 'slipping' off your knuckle when you grip?If so , see an orthopedic surgeon or hand surgeon.Good luck! ...Read more
Cut through my tendons in my hand. I had surgery, but need one more, physio isn't going to help anymore they said, can I ask to proceed without physio?
Sure: Also see acupuncturist and chinese medicine practitioner. You will be amazed how it helps your body restore itself! ...Read more
Hand injury i was recently in a accident where my hand and wrist were cut open severing the tendons muscles and legaments away from the bone of my thumb. And now I have little use of my hand. How long does an injury like this take to heal and how much of
That : That sounds like a very significant injury. Your doctor who did the surgery will want to see you back as he now has a medical relationship with you. Please call that doctor's office, explain that you are a patient there and the symptoms you are having. Although i understand you have financial concerns, having little use of your hand could affect the rest of your life and you need medical follow-up with the surgeon. This is very important that you have a medical evaluation to assess your hand and wrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How slight?: A very small injury ca heal quickly with prompt range of motion exercises instituted immediately with some lifting restrictions. When more of the tendon is injured, concerns for rupture arise nd will prompt more restricted limitations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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Surgery to reconstruct pec major after tendon tear 5 CM 6 wks post op tingling and numbness in hand pain in pec shoulder arm forearm elbow point ?
Nerve irritation: Postoperative parasthesias( numbness, tingling, etc.) are not uncommon after your type of surgery. Nerves that provide sensation/ pain temperature and help to move muscles in your forearm and hand are fairly close by. Once the swelling from the surgery subsides these symptoms should diminish... If they don't consult w/ your orthopedic surgeon. Good Luck! ...Read more
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