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How long does swelling typically last after hand surgery?

How long does swelling typically last after hand surgery?

Depends: Some amount of hand swelling after hand surgery is normal. The amount of hand swelling depends on the condition and the treatment needed for the condition. Is important to control the swelling mostly with elevation and keeping the fingers moving. If this fails occupational therapists can help to reduce the swelling. ...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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Does anyone know how long swelling lasts inside nose after sinus surgery?

Does anyone know how long swelling lasts inside nose after sinus surgery?

Balloon Sinuplasty: Balloon sinuplasty is a procedure for chronic sinusitis patients who are not responding well to medication. Unlike other surgical procedures used to treat sinusitis, with balloon sinuplasty, the surgeon does not remove bone or tissue from the nasal area. It’s a less invasive alternative to typical sinus surgeries. The recovery period is usually only a few days, compared to a few weeks. ...Read more

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How long is swelling in the abdomen and back expected to last after a perc kidney stone remova surgery? Tenderness?

How long is swelling in the abdomen and back expected to last after a perc kidney stone remova surgery? Tenderness?

Not long: There should be minimal, if any abdominal swelling after percutaneous kidney stone removal. Unless either the peritoneum was punctured or a large volume of irrigating fluid escaped into the retroperitoneum. In which case subject might develop temporary ileus, meaning that bowel stops working and abdomen swells. Flank swelling and pain should settle down after 3-4 days. ...Read more

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How long does swelling last following hand surgery?

How long does swelling last following hand surgery?

Depends on surgery..: The swelling will depend on the extent of surgery, initial trauma, and subsequent wound care (elevation, mobilization, etc). ...Read more

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How long is the swelling after halux valgus surgery?

How long is the swelling after halux valgus surgery?

Several months: It generally takes 2-3 months for the initial swelling to resolve but you may have residual swelling for six month to a year. ...Read more

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How long will it take for the swelling to go down after a knee surgery?

How long will it take for the swelling to go down after a knee surgery?

Depends: Swelling from knee surgery is common and the length of time it takes to go down depends on how extensive the surgery was and what was repaired. Best to discuss with your orthopedic surgeon to give you the best answer for your specific condition. ...Read more

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How long after orthoscopic meniscus surgery does the swelling usually go down?

How long after orthoscopic meniscus surgery does the swelling usually go down?

2 weeks: Typically it goes down in the first 2 weeks but it can take longer. If it persists beyond say 6 weeks then it needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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How long can you have swelling and/or water on the knee after surgery?

How long can you have swelling and/or water on the knee after surgery?

Varies: Most surgery swelling resolves by 6 weeks. But if you have arthritis, you can swell off and on forever. Your knee is lubricating itself more from increased friction. ...Read more

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How long after orthoscopic meniscus surgery will the swelling go down?

How long after orthoscopic meniscus surgery will  the swelling go down?

Few days: Usually minimizing the swelling from the procedure is the key performing the procedure in an efficient manor and minimizing the intra op bleeding will minimize swelling also it is important to be off your feet for the first 24 hours to keep the swelling down most of my patient who have an arthroscopic procedure done on thursday have their dressing changed saturday and return to work on monday. ...Read more

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