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Is it okay for the skin on my hand to be peeling after having hand surgery?

Is it okay for the skin on my hand to be peeling after having hand surgery?

Palm skin is thick: The skin of the palm and of the bottom of the foot is quite thick. The outer layer, called the stratum corneum, is thickest in these areas. These layers are not even alive, and therefore after surgery don't "heal" the way we expect them to. They slough off like a blister and the skin underneath rises to takes its place. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Hand Surgery (Definition)

Hand surgery is a meticulous surgical procedure that occurs on your hands. There are few places where there is such in intimate association of blood vessels, nerves, bones, tendons and joints. This is why a dedicated hand surgeon ...Read more


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I just had tommy john surgery. Now the skin on my entire arm including my hand, is peeling with an orangish tint to it. Is this normal? What can I do?

I just had tommy john surgery. Now the skin on my entire arm including my hand, is peeling with an orangish tint to it. Is this normal? What can I do?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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My Husband had wrist reconstruction surgery 3 weeks ago yesterday and today his fingers have started peeling from the palm joint up. Is this normal?

My Husband had wrist reconstruction surgery 3 weeks ago yesterday and today his fingers have started peeling from the palm joint up.  Is this normal?

It can B if-: -there was a lot of swelling in them after the surgery, also we all shed skin every day but with use we didn't notice it. @ a time we don't use our hands, they will peel as U R Cing. More noticeable in working man's hands. ...Read more

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What is excessive swelling after hand surgery with blue purplish skin top of hand around knuckles and up to middle joint in fingers?

What is excessive swelling after hand surgery with blue purplish skin top of hand around knuckles and up to middle joint in fingers?

Sub cutaneous: Bleeding, post op- go back ; see the surgeon who preformed the surgery- probably not to worry just healing process in your case, . ...Read more

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Will my handwriting change after having hand surgery?

Will my handwriting change after having  hand surgery?

Sometimes: Transient changes are possible. However what most of us do not realize is that handwriting ansd other learned behaviors like it are not just fine motor tasks dopendent upon fingers but depend a lot on arm and forearm movements. Thus you could tape a smooth wrting marker to your wrsit and youd be suprised how simialr your handwritng is. Writing aids such as grips etc help. ...Read more

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How much pain will i feel after a hand surgery?

How much pain will i feel after a hand surgery?

Variable: Everybody is different, and the cause of injury will help dictate the amount of pain afterward as well. ...Read more

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What are the risks involved with hand surgery?

What are the risks involved with hand surgery?

Please specify: Please specify what type of hand surgery as risks, benefits and limitations are specific to each surgery. Your Hand surgeon will review these with you prior to making a decision as to what surgery or non-surgical treatment will benefit you the most. ...Read more

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Will I be in a lot of pain after my hand surgery?

Will I be in a lot of pain after my hand surgery?

Depends: The amount of post-operative depends entirely on what procedure is being performed. Simple surgeries such has trigger finger release or carpal tunnel release are less painful than more involved surgeries. Also, pain perception varies from patient to patient. ...Read more

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How can I reduce swelling after arm & hand surgery?

How can I reduce swelling after arm & hand surgery?

Depends: You should always expect swelling after surgery. The amount will depend on the surgery itself, the patient, and how aggressively the hand is being used. Strict hand elevation, wrapping, and anti-inflammatories (only if ok with your surgeon) can help minimize swelling. Hand therapists can also be very helpful in controlling post-operative swelling. ...Read more

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