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Why Are My Nails Not Growing After Hand 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.
I had hand surgery a week ago to repair gamers thumb. My nail cuticle is really sore. Is this normal? Or a cause for concern?
Check: The nail cuticle is not involved in the surgery you had but since you are "fresh post-op" only 1 week, it would be a good idea to check with your surgeon.See 2 more doctor answers
Typically yes: There is almost always some stiffness if the procedure requires post-operative immobilization. Typically, hand therapy and general use of the hand is enough to overcome the stiffness. If the surgery is very involved and there is severe post-operative scarring that is not resolved with therapy, a scar release surgery may be required in the future.See 4 more doctor answers
More information: I need more information about what type of injury you had and what type of surgery is being recommended.See 1 more doctor answer
2-3 days: Swelling achieves a maximum at 2-3 days. Make sure you don't over elevate such as over your head and interfere with circulation. A pillow on you r chest or at your side with your fingers pointed up higher than your elbow and of course higher than your heart no matter what your position is helpful. Ice may be used but not if there are circulation issues or problems.See 2 more doctor answers
Complex: Relationships exist between the joints tendons small muscles and soft tissues in your hand. However swelling is the most common reason even unnoticed it just takes a small bit of soft tissue swelling to give limitation in motion. If you are cleared for motion on your own keep working as it is an everyday thing and swelling in general can last months depending upon you, your surgery et alSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid the Sun.: Avoid sun exposure, and use sunscreen if you are stepping outside. Keep away from swimming-- especially in the ocean--until the scab has fallen away. Be vigilant for signs of infection (redness, increased pain, drainage, warmth). Once scab has fallen away, a topical cream like Mederma has improved many of my own scars.
Scar tissue: If you had plate and screw fixation, metal rod or pinning, then you may have some scar around the implants. Once pins are removed, the scar will soften. Sometimes implants need to be removed & scar excised to maximize function.See 1 more doctor answer
Can a hand surgery be done to my hand that is deformed due to RA in a way it will function normaly?
Maybe: Not every hand can be returned to normal function by surgery but at least you can achieve a major improvement in function with surgical correction of deformities.
Hand surgery on 3rd/4th metacarps June 3 (ORIF). Recovery fine until swelling, pain, and 'squeaking' past 2 days when flexing my hand. Cause 4 concern?
Yes: It's quite common. If they persist, talk to your doctor.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 4 more doctor answers
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