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Swelling After Wrist Surgery
Scar massage: Swelling following surgery is quite common. Stiffness is also a common complaint. Physical therapy (or hand therapy) can be beneficial in improving wrist motion and swelling. Scar massage and desensitization exercises can be helpful to reduce swelling and sensitivity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Depends: Any time you have surgery, there are risks of pain, bleeding, infection and the risks of anesthesia. In addition, fracture surgery can have the risks of delayed healing, not healing, or healing in a bad position, as well as failure of the hardware used to treat the fracture. It really depends on the exact type of surgery being done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wrist sprain: A wrist sprain is an injury to the ligaments of thr bones of the wrist. These bone are the distal most parts of the radius and or ulna and carpal bones. The carpal bones are attached by ligaments to each other, similar to a fracture there is pain swelling and stiffness. The simple answer is to speak to the surgeon as much depends upon the past surgery and current injury. ...Read more
Talk to your surgeon: This is certainly something you want to discuss at length with your surgeon. There are dozens of "wrist" surgeries, so I can't begin to answer these for you. You have every right to have every question answered fully and to your satisfaction prior to surgery, so I encourage you to either call your surgeon or make a preoperative appointment to answer these questions prior to your surgery. ...Read more
How long does it take to recover from hip. An both wrist surgery that took over 10 hours? When should he be recovered enough to go back to work?
Ask your surgeon: These questions should be addressed by your surgeon. Give your surgeon a call. ...Read more
Wrist surgery 2 days ago, 1 stitch loose, ~5mm opening. No internal suture, only external chromic dissolvable. Steri-strips suffice? Tensile strength?
See your doc: If you recently had surgery and the surgical wound is coming open, you need to go back to the doc who performed the surgery for additional treatment. You should call them right away and be seen as soon as possible. Infections after orthopedic surgeries can lead to bad outcomes. Don't delay seeing your doc for this! ...Read more
Carpal tunnel syndro: Carpal tunnel release is the most invasive treatment option for carpal tunnel syndrome that doesn't respond to lifestyle modification, splints, anti-inflammatories & local injections. While it used to be an open procedure (imagine long scar down palm into wrist), it is most often accomplished endoscopically these days. Your family doc can help you determine when to see hand surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had ganglion cyst wrist surgery 3 weeks ago, how much longer will I have pain when I move my wrist. I hurts when I take splint off and move it.
Dissipates in a few weeks. Though the exact size, location of the cysts and other issues in the wrist such as arthritis, underlying ligament and capsular issues and even how and why the ganglion was removed can play a role.
Talk to yiour surgeon regarding your scenario. Though rare, there are times when therapy is needed to get moving. And a splint while it helps may need to be weaned sooner. ...Read more
Preparing for pisiform wrist surgery, what is best/longest lasting nerve block? Is brachial axillary longer/wider cover than wrist block? Any others?
That Depends..: Wrist blocks are used most often for procedures lasting 30 minutes or less, unless supplemented by other nerve blocks that allow forearm tourniquet placement. Length of anesthesia relates more to anesthetic used +/- Epinephrine than block technique. Brachial plexus blocks work well if supplemented by a musculocutaneous nerve block. Bottom line: rely on your experienced anesthesiologist to advise! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello, I have what I fully believe to be a ganglion cyst on top of my wrist. Surgery and needles are not an option for me, is it safe to use the book?
Book Smarts.: Safe or not, that technique has worked for many a person, including myself, for many years. In time, however. The book slap be came non effective and I had to resort to excision. ...Read more
How long does it take to recover from an Graft extraction of iliac crest, I had a wrist surgery 24 days ago?
Hip graft: Pain from an iliac crest graft site can take anywhere from 3 to 4 weeks to subside. Ice and anti-inflammatory medication is the best for this problem, care should be taken to avoid anti-inflammatory medications for the first 6 to 8 weeks as this can decrease the healing right at the site of surgery on your wrist. ...Read more
Hello! I've just received wrist surgery on my left wrist about 7 weeks ago. Two of my finger nails Have stopped growing for the last 3 weeks.?
Nails stopped growin: Please show to your Drs and discuss with them as they know you best. ...Read more
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