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Swollen Fingers After Wrist Surgery
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
For a while: Yes, postoperative swelling is to be expected. Elevate your arm/hand and keep salt intake to a minimum. Use a cold pack in the first couple days. Begin therapy or exercises as advised by your surgeon. Swelling should be minimal by the time you get stitches/staples out. If not, make sure you notify your surgeon. ...Read more
Have it evaluated: Did you injure the hand or did the swelling and bruising occur without trauma? If any event, you need to have the hand evaluated. ...Read more
Been working hard in yard. Both hands BAD pain, swollen fingers. Sore when touch palm and wrist area, swelling cause indent from pressing over hr ago.
Help, having tingling and numbness in left arm, hand and fingers with swollen fingers 6 weeks after nerve block for shoulder surgery.
Swollen fingers rt hand / 3 days / 1st middle, then ring, index, now all - ++severe middle & ring / extreme sensitive to cold air ++pain ++ pressure?
Not Sure: Hard to say what could be causing your problem from the info you listed. Swollen, painful fingers suggests that some inflammatory process is going on. This could be simple over use, or could represent something more serious like arthritis, infection, or a nerve entrapment problem. Sounds like you should call your doctor and get it checked out. ...Read more
I always wake up with swollen fingers nd my arms and hand feel heavy nd with a bit of pain what can be causing this? Can this be a due to my anxiaty
NOT anxiety: Painful swollen fingers may be due to some form of 'auto-immune' arthritis. Simple blood tests (sed rate/crp) can quickly test for inflammation and confirmatory testing (ccp, ra, ana) may be neeed. I would get seen by primary care doctor. For now you can take nsaids (i suggest Aleve (naproxen) 2 in am, 2pm). Anxiety should not cause edema per se. Hope you are better soon! ...Read more
Had impact on my right hand around Easter and have had periodic pain in "snuff box" area and swollen fingers. I can still use my hand. Is a bone brok?
R arm/shoulder/neck pain ×7yrs. Hand is cold, fingers swollen. Surgeries include : wrist tendon release/bone spur, wrist for torn ligaments & radial nerve release. Zero pain relief. Where to go now?
Pain specialist: Have a pain specialist evaluate you to determine if you meet criteria for complex regional pain syndrome. ...Read more
I severed my extensor tendon on my left hand. I had to undergo a surgery to re-attach it. My fingers are still swollen after four weeks, but I can move them. What should I do?
I got surgery on Thursday to put screws into my 3rd and 4th metacarpals after I broke them. My hand is still very swollen and my fingers are looked bruised and have yellowness to them. Is this normal? Thanks ~Cody
Yes: Make sure you call your treating surgeon and follow up as directed. Bruising from your original injury turns yellow as your immune system cleans up the damage, like a black eye. If you can wiggle your fingers and feel all of your fingers on both sides be able to report that to your surgeon. In person is the best place to evaluate your neurovascular status and any postoperative problem. ...Read more
I had carpal tunnel surgery and trigger finger release surgery a week ago and my hand is really stiff and swollen. I was told I needed to bend my fin?
MOVING fingers fully: After surgery for CTS or trigger finger is very important. I always tell my surgical patients that when they return to the office after surgery I want to see them make a full fist AND straighten their fingers out so they can lay their hand flat. Speak to your surgeon to make sure you are doing the right thing, but most agree on this. Not "overdo" it BUTlike touching ones toes, after it is easier ...Read more
Had a tendon debridement surgery on my right hand and now on a splint, my fingers and knucles are all swollen and purpleish in color. Is this normal?
Yes: Swelling and purple color are due to the surgery and are normal. If you start having increased pain, redness, fever or pus in the wound these are concerning and you should return immediately to your surgeon or to emergency if you have these. The swelling and purple color will decrease over the next few weeks. ...Read more
2 w ago I had carpal tunnel surgery. I did some painting now my hand is swollen and my pinky finger is locked up and twice the size is this normal?
I had surgery on my elbow after a fracture on Saturday my hand and fingers are swollen is this normal?
Swelling beyond the: Site of fracture is common especially toward the hand, often we elevate but forget to keep the hand up too. Motion of the fingers not only helos stiffness, but help reduce swelling. However tight bandages, swelling that cuts off circulation and swelling due to bleedong or infection can occur too. Talk to your surgeon about what is gonf on and make sure that you don't need to be seen sooner. ...Read more
Right eye swollen after minor surgery to remove right hand middle finger due to accident. Is the 2 related?
Nope: No connection.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have numbness in fingers after wrist surgery (not carpal tunnnel) that seems to be improving but is not 100%. Can I expect further improvement?
Potentially: Sometimes numbness in the wrist can be related to peri operative swelling and can improve over time and often completely resolve. I would make sure your surgeon is aware. ...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
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
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 more
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
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 more
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
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