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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

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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I'm thinking about getting surgery for my underbite, but I'm not sure how long I would have to stay inside for, because of the swelling. ?

I'm thinking about getting surgery for my underbite, but I'm not sure how long I would have to stay inside for, because of the swelling. ?

It depends: you don't have to stay inside because of the swelling. It usually takes 10-14 days before they swelling is completely gone. You have to refrain from strenuous exercise for 6 weeks and maintain a soft diet for about the same length of time. We now use plates and screws to fixate the bones, so it is extremely rare to be wired shut for any length of time. ...Read more

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How long wil swelling b there aftr ankle surgery?

How long wil swelling b there aftr ankle surgery?

Up to a year: After injury or surgery, it can take up to one full year for the body to finish healing and remodeling. ...Read more

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I had undergone maxillo-facial surgery a month ago. How long until the swelling and numbness go away?

I had undergone maxillo-facial surgery a month ago. How long until the swelling and numbness go away?

Facial surgery: Dear jafar, you should speak to your surgeon it depends on what procedure you had you may notice that tingling may begin to happen, than means that the nerves are growing back best, nima shemirani. ...Read more

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How long does swelling take to go down after knee surgery?

How long does swelling take to go down after knee surgery?

swelling: This depends on many factors including what was done during surgery, age, etc. Simple procedure such as isolated meniscus tears often have very little swelling that resolves in a matter of days. More significant surgeries including ligament reconstruction may take weeks to months to resolve swelling. The presence of arthritis also increases the recurrence of swelling. ...Read more

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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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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 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 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