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Is swelling after tendon repair in thumb normal?
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Dr. Toni Lin
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Try elevating
Agree with the answer above.
Try elevating your hand higher than your heart to see if that helps. If there are no signs of infection, your surgeon may have the hand therapist work on edema control to reduce the swelling and help with motion.

In brief: Try elevating
Agree with the answer above.
Try elevating your hand higher than your heart to see if that helps. If there are no signs of infection, your surgeon may have the hand therapist work on edema control to reduce the swelling and help with motion.
Dr. Toni Lin
Dr. Toni Lin
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Dr. Greg Sexton
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Yes
Swelling is normal after any surgery, but can also be an early sign of infection.
Infection is often accompanied by redness and pain. If you are concerned you should call your surgeon.

In brief: Yes
Swelling is normal after any surgery, but can also be an early sign of infection.
Infection is often accompanied by redness and pain. If you are concerned you should call your surgeon.
Dr. Greg Sexton
Dr. Greg Sexton
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