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Why Are My Nails Not Growing After Hand Surgery
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Some amount of hand swelling after hand surgery is normal. The amount of hand swelling depends on the condition and the treatment needed for the condition. Is important to control the swelling mostly with elevation and keeping the fingers moving. If this fails occupational therapists can help to reduce the swelling. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: It depends on how severe the numbness was before surgery and for how long you had your symptoms. If your surgery was to repair a cut nerve, it can sometimes take 12-18 months for sensation to return and it may not be 100%. If surgery was done because your nerve is under pressure (as in carpal tunnel syndrome), the numbness may resolve quickly if your symptoms were not too constant or chronic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: The amount of post-operative depends entirely on what procedure is being performed. Simple surgeries such has trigger finger release or carpal tunnel release are less painful than more involved surgeries. Also, pain perception varies from patient to patient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: It is generally a good idea to minimize work with a hand that has been operated on. The amount of time off is highly variable and depends on the procedure being performed and the demands of the job. I would check with your local hand surgeon regarding the specifics of the surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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