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How long does it take to heal from tendone surgery in the hand?

How long does it take to heal from tendone surgery in the hand?

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

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How long does it generally take your hand to heal after carpal tunnel surgery?

How long does it generally take your hand to heal after carpal tunnel surgery?

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 more

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How long does a wrist fracture surgery take to heal?

How long does a wrist fracture surgery take to heal?

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 more

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How long DES it take to heal bone fracture in 81 year old after surgery (big toe fracture and wrist dislocation)?

6-8 weeks: Bone fractures are generally healed completely in 6-8 weeks. It is safe to say there is some degree of osteoporosis in a 81 year old but this is a general rule. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How long does it take to recover from a hand surgery?

Hand surgery: This is a complex question. Recovery depends on the surgery and the problem. Hand fractures require approximately 6 weeks for recovery. Tendons may require longer. Also comorbidities such as diabetes, etc prolong healing time ...Read more

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How long does it usually take to perform a pediatric hand surgery?

How long does it usually take to perform a pediatric hand surgery?

Varies: The length of time varies depending on the procedure performed. This can range from 5 minutes for a trigger thumb release to over 3 hours for a syndactyly reconstruction. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a general anesthetic for hand surgery?

How long does it take to recover from a general anesthetic for hand surgery?

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 more

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How long does nerve damage typically take to recover from hand surgery?

How long does nerve damage typically take to recover from hand surgery?

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 more

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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

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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Gud morng doctor, vikesh from india(hyderabad) i had a surgery to fix median nerve.How long does nerve damage take to recover from hand(age25)?

Gud morng doctor, 
vikesh from india(hyderabad) 
i had a surgery to fix median nerve.How long does nerve damage take to recover from hand(age25)?

When was surgery?: It can take some time to recover. Fundamental, entails this depends on the reason for surgery and if any baseline permenant damage existed prior to surgery. ...Read more

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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?

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?

15 minutes: To perform the surgery. Stitches are moved at about 14 days. You can walk immediately but in a surgical shoe. ...Read more

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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 ?

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