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How Long Will It Take For My Hand To Heal From Surgery
Depends: It varies, based on complexity of the repair, number of tendons corrected, and your general health. Your finger/hand may be immobilized for several weeks, and perhaps a few months before all recovery and rehabilitation is complete.Your surgeon will outline this in detail at your pre op visit. Good luck. ...Read more
3-4 wks : Minimum till active motion.Get a more detailed answer ›
It depends...: In my practice, i allow patients to return to routine activities of daily living the same day of surgery. I encourage typing and light gripping immediately. The bandage is removed after a week, at which time the incision could be washed normally and dressed with a bandaid (avoiding submersion for total of 3 weeks). Load bearing and heavy gripping (manual labor) is resumed usually after 4 weeks. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Time to heal after carpal tunnel surgery? I had surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome two weeks ago. I understand it can take months to heal completely, but how long should it take for me to see improvement? My hand is still pretty swollen and stiff and i st
About 6 wks: If the wrist is pinned, it will be fairly strong after surgery, but in most cases one will not want to use it a lot for about 6 weeks. It can be different from surgery to surgery, however, and the orthopedic surgeon doing the surgery can provide the best advice. In most cases, physical therapy will be prescribed to speed and improve recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello, I need surgery on both wrists because of severe Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. How long will it take after surgery before I can use my hand again?
Varies: If your carpal tunnel is severe I would bet you cannot use your hands now...... Recovery varies, but fine motor is pretty good right away progressing to full strength after a few weeks. ...Read more
Depends: The recovery from anesthesia can be anywhere from a few hours to a few days, depending on what medications are used, how long your surgery is, your age and other medical conditions you may have. Effects from local anesthesia (numbing medicine placed at your surgical site) usually last for 4-24 hours. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Roughly 1mm/day: Peripheral nerves, if cut of severely bruised/crushed, can regrow/regenerate but the rate depends greatly on the age of the patient and the presence of other medical problems. Young, healthy patients typically regenerate ~1mm/day but there is a lot of variability. A lot also depends on the severity of the injury itself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possible malignant tumor in right hand. If it's malignant will i need chemo after surgery? Also how long would it take to recover from amputated pinky
Depends on the cause: There are several different types of cancer which can affect your hand. It could be a sarcoma of the soft tissues or of the bone. The treatments typically include surgery if it is small tumor. Chemo is only used for large tumors or if the tumor is highly malignant. Healing of the finger should not take more than 2 to 3 weeks. ...Read more
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i had a surgery to fix median nerve.How long does nerve damage take to recover from hand(age25)?
How long will it take for my knuckle bone in the pinky toe to be removed in surgery and how long is the recovery time?
Broke my index finger. It points to my thumb when i make a fist. Specialist said i might need surgery. How long will it take to recover ?
6 weeks minimum: Recovery following surgical treatment of a finger fracture is variable, but bony healing requires 4-6 weeks at the minimum. Depending upon the type of fracture and type of surgery (pinning vs. Plating), you may require extensive hand therapy to regain range of motion and strength. Total recovery time and return to normal activities could be as long as 16 weeks or more. ...Read more
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