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How long should it take for swelling to go down after finger surgery?

How long should it take for swelling to go down after finger surgery?

Weeks to months : Swelling to the fingers is usually the last thing to go away after surgery. As your motion increases your swelling will get better. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Swelling in the hand and fingers after athroplasty surgery it has been a week now what do I do?

Swelling in the hand and fingers after athroplasty surgery it has been a week now what do I do?

Swelling & hand surg: Swelling after surgery is minimized by elevating the area, normal blood pressure, no nausea or vomiting, stop taking nsaid's, antioxidants, and some vitamins and supplements that can cause bruising 2 wks before and after, and low salt diet. And if advised physical therapy and elastic wraps. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have swelling in my fingers after carpal tunnel release surgery?

Is it okay to have swelling in my fingers after carpal tunnel release surgery?

Yes: Finger swelling is normal after carpal tunnel surgery. However, if you just had the surgery and have quite a bit of pain or numbness, you need to make sure your dressings are not too tight. Your hand surgeon can check this for you. Swelling should improve with time. Make sure you have been shown proper finger exercises and stretches to do after your surgery as these can all help with the swelling. ...Read more

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I still have finger and hand swelling after hand surgery. Is this normal?

I still have finger and hand swelling after hand surgery. Is this normal?

Can be common: Postop swelling is not unsual. Elevation and gentle digital range of motion are a few simple steps to help decrease swelling (edema). Placing the hand above the level of the heart (e.g. Left chest) allows gravity to facilitate the edema control. A tight postoperative dressing may also be carefullly loosened. If you were placed in a splint, you should wear as instructed by your doc. ...Read more

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Months after carpel tunnel surgery having trigger finger swelling pain, is it normal?

Months after carpel tunnel surgery having trigger finger swelling pain, is it normal?

Common: Since the flexor tendons to the fingers co-habitate with the median nerve in the carpal tunnel, it is not rare for patients with carpal tunnel to eventually get trigger finger. Swelling post carpal tunnel release can lead to changes in the flexor tendon sheath that eventually leads to triggering. Early nsaids or steroid injection may prevent the need for surgery, but surgery is a common option. ...Read more

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Why would my hand be swelling, fingers stiff and severe pain in my hand after rotator cuff surgery?

Why would my hand be swelling, fingers stiff and severe pain in my hand after rotator cuff surgery?

Post surgery care: You need to report this extremity swelling to your surgery team. In the recovery period, set backs and problems need to be evaluated to avoid serious problems. An ultrasound of your arm will rule out a DVT as the cause of swelling. If you do have a surgery related dvt, then early diagnosis and treatment is a benefit. ...Read more

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I have finger swelling 2 months after surgery for broken 4th metacarpal bone. (plate and pins were inserted) Is this normal . My fingers are moving ok?

I have finger swelling 2 months after surgery for broken 4th metacarpal bone. (plate and pins were inserted) Is this normal . My fingers are moving ok?

Normal: Some swelling of finger could be there after the surgery it will go down of its own , the healing process takes some time . As you can move you finger completely well without any pain ,that means your fractured finger is healing well .Talk to your doctor to make it sure that there is no other problem ...Read more

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Chalazion surgery 3 weeks ago no more swelling but can feel hard bump with finger under eye is that scar tissue? Its not visible at all. & doesn't hur

Chalazion surgery 3 weeks ago no more swelling but can feel hard bump with finger under eye is that scar tissue? Its not visible at all. & doesn't hur

Residual chalazion: It's either a residual chalazion or scar tissue. Best suggestion is to ask your surgeon about it. If it is a residual chai on it may get bigger over time. ...Read more