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Orange Stuff On Hand After Surgery
I had surgery on my left wrist on the 11th. The orange stuff they used caused a very itchy rash and I told them I was allergic to betadine. Any ideas?
? iodide allergy: It sounds like a possible allergy to iodides (iodine-containing substances). If there is a rash in areas which were coated by the "orange stuff", that represents a "contact dermatitis". Contact the surgeon to confirm it was an iodinated substance, and note for the future your iodine allergy. ...Read more
After 1 months of my knee replacement surgery since 2 days my nails of hands and toe is being red-orange colour- on knee, stiching area have raddish.
It is old blood: It appears to be old blood seeping through skin but should see your doctor to eliminate any other problem including infection at the site etc. ...Read more
Can I have surgery if I have a cast on my hand? Surgery is fir kidney but wasn't sure with an IV and stuff if I only have one hand to use.
Carefully!: It depends on what was done during surgery. If the broken bone was fixed rigidly with plates and screws, you should be able to begin early motion and functional use. On the other hand, if only pins where used to fix the fracture, you might have to wait 6 weeks for full bony healing before you can move the hand. Talk to your surgeon about, immobilization, activity restrictions and exercise. ...Read more
Depends what surgery: If its a carpal tunnel or trigger finger release you should only need a few days, some of my patients go back to light work the day after. If it is a fracture you may need more time. Consult with your surgeon to find their specific protocol. Good luck. ...Read more
Could be normal:
Swelling after surgery is a normal process of healing. The amount of swelling is dependant on many factors: the type of procedure, length. Trauma involved, vascularity of the area, patient medical conditions, etc.
Swelling can also be caused by infection.
Consult your surgeon for your particular case. ...Read more
Depends: A high pain treshold is the best otherwise it is what ever you respond to the best. Different meds affect people differently. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on exactly what the surgery or bone is. Metacarpal fractures and surgeries seem to heal very quickly -- 4 weeks even. It also depends on what you're planning to do with your hand. Using a computer or driving is relatively quick to get back to doing. Swinging a sledge hammer, of course, will require more time. ...Read more
3-4 wks: Minimum till active motion.Get a more detailed answer ›
Cant tell from your question what the deformity is. There are many things that can be corrected with hand surgery.
Fractures, trigger finger, carpel tunnel, polydactyly (extra digit), syndactyly (webbing between digits) etc can all be successfully treated with surgery to the hand and feet.
If you would post additional info about the deformity I am confident you can get a answer to your problem. ...Read more
Depends on when: Crystal meth will cause alterations in your blood pressure and possibly make you slightly more difficult to sedate. If you smoked it just before your surgery tell the anesthesiologist if not then if at all possible avoid smoking it around the surgery date. Maybe this will be a good opportunity to enter a rehab program. Discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more
Can my hand injury be bad enough to have to get surgery or can it heal some other way without surgery?
See Doctor: Since our hands are such necessary functional units of our body, you never want to lose even 5% function. A hand injury necessitates careful medical evaluation and close follow up. See your doctor. ...Read more
Hello, is there any ways to lengthen hand 4th an 5th metacarpals by a few milimeters without invasive surgery?
No: No there is not. You would have a very difficult time finding a surgeon who would do that. ...Read more
My 43 year old son is got to have surgery on his hand for radial palsey in his hand what can we expect to happen after the surgery?
Depends: It depends on the cause of the radial nerve injury and the length of time it has been present. He will need several weeks to heal, extended physical therapy with a skilled hand therapist, and, hopefully, in time, he will regain strength in his hand. Nerves can regenerate but do so very slowly: 1-2 years. ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm scheduled to have surgery and have to fill out a questionnaire before hand. What is this question actually asking?
I would ask: The staff from the clinic what the question means. It can probably be done telephonically. Take care. ...Read more
A year after a nerve wrap was placed in my hand, fluid began to build. I had surgery to clean it out. 3 months later fluid is building again. Why?
Damage to tissue: Damage to local architecture of tissue and tissue planes, build up of scar tissue.......... ...Read more
I had a ganglyon surgery a week ago. Today by accident I lifted my bag with the hand and my wound pulsates/vibrates. It hurts a little from time totime?
Ok: You had surgery for a ganglion cyst. You noted some vibration after lifting. This should be ok. The ganglion cyst can recur from time to time this is a risk but your lifting is not the cause. Your doctor would want to know if the lifting caused the incision to open and drain or if the area becomes hot red tender. ...Read more
Sure: Follow the directions of the hand surgeon. Don't smoke. Eat well. Let your body do the rest. ...Read more
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