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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?

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

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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.

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

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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.

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.

Splitting a cast: Using a cast saw is a way to make sure that swelling if present will not allow the cast to constrict too much. If that is a concern you may ask your treating hand or orthopedic surgeon if that can occur if you have anesthesia. ...Read more

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Help swimmer protecting surgery hand wound?

Help swimmer protecting surgery hand wound?

No swimming-2 weeks: Most surgeons recomend keeping wounds out of the pool til sutures are removed because of the possibility of infection introduced through the openings next to the threads. It is not worth the risk-stay out of the pool til it is healed. ...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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How do I treat a broken hand after surgery on it?

How do I treat a broken hand after surgery on it?

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

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Please help! I have hand surgery, should I be scared?

Please help! I have hand surgery, should I be scared?

Normal: It is normal to be nervous about any type of surgery given the potential risks. However if the potential benefits out way the risks the surgery is appropriate, and you should not be scared. ...Read more

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How many days should you take off after hand surgery?

How many days should you take off after hand surgery?

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

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Why is my hand still swollen two weeks after surgery?

Why is my hand still swollen two weeks after surgery?

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

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What is the definition or description of: hand surgery?

What is the definition or description of: hand surgery?

Hand Surgery: 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 performs these various surgeries. ...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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Miinor surgery on my hand. What is the best pain killer?

Miinor surgery on my hand. What is the best pain killer?

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

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Please explain what do I wear when going in for hand surgery?

Please explain what do I wear when going in for hand surgery?

Allow for dressing: Wear short sleeve or loose shirt such as sweatshirt to allow for a bulky hand dressing splint or cast. ...Read more

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What is the downtime for a broken hand that requires surgery?

What is the downtime for a broken hand that requires surgery?

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

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Is it a good idea to get surgery on my hand or let it heal by itself?

Is it a good idea to get surgery on my hand or let it heal by itself?

Let it heal: Without knowing what thew problem is, it is always better to see if your body can heal itself rather than jump to surgery for most overuse problems. ...Read more

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Six months after hand surgery and it still feels weird. How do I go back to normal?

Six months after hand surgery and it still feels weird. How do I go back to normal?

Hand surgeon: I would discuss this with the hand surgeon who performed the procedure. He can tell you if what you are experiencing is common or problematic. Acupuncture might be of assistance - but discuss with your hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Does a hand surgery helps and heal hand deformity? Would I have normal hand again?!

Does a hand surgery helps and heal hand deformity? Would I have normal hand again?!

Likely: 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

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Can you tell me if it's ever too late to undergo surgery to fix a congenital hand defect?

Can you tell me if it's ever too late to undergo surgery to fix a congenital hand defect?

Probably ok: Most likely, reconstructive surgery can be performed at any age. Speak to a plastic surgeon who specializes in hands for a more complete answer. ...Read more

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Will something bad happen because I smoked crystal and im getting surgery on my left hand?

Will something bad happen because I smoked crystal and im getting surgery on my left hand?

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

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Please help! I'm having pain that won't go away from my hand surgery operation a month ago?

Time: Typically acute edema and inflammation from hand surgery takes 4 months to resolve and you will not reach a medical endpoint regarding your surgery for approximately 12 months. Discomfort one month out from surgery is well within normal limits. ...Read more

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Can my hand injury be bad enough to have to get surgery or can it heal some other way without surgery?

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

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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

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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

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Need expert help here. What are the risks of hand surgery?

Need expert help here. What are the risks of hand surgery?

Multiple: Issues such as possible infection, hematoma, seroma, scaring, decreased range of motion or injury to nerve or vascular structures are examples of potential risks. The risks depend on the particular operation performed so discuss this with your hand surgeon prior to surgery. ...Read more

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Scaphoid fx hand. Need surgery. Any way to speed recovery!?

Scaphoid fx hand. Need surgery. Any way to speed recovery!?

Sure: Follow the directions of the hand surgeon. Don't smoke. Eat well. Let your body do the rest. ...Read more