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When should a person consider physical therapy after her hand surgery?
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Dr. Bauback Safa
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Stiffness, pain, etc
Post-operative hand therapy is a very helpful adjunct to surgery.
Hand therapists can address stiffness, sensory re-education, desensitization, strength training, wound care and many more post-operative issues. Your hand surgeon would typically decide if you are a good candidate for hand therapy.

In brief: Stiffness, pain, etc
Post-operative hand therapy is a very helpful adjunct to surgery.
Hand therapists can address stiffness, sensory re-education, desensitization, strength training, wound care and many more post-operative issues. Your hand surgeon would typically decide if you are a good candidate for hand therapy.
Dr. Bauback Safa
Dr. Bauback Safa
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Dr. William Vitello
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Early post op
Generally , therapy is started early on in the recovery process.
Less than 2 weeks. However, the therapy is usually done by an occupational therapist.

In brief: Early post op
Generally , therapy is started early on in the recovery process.
Less than 2 weeks. However, the therapy is usually done by an occupational therapist.
Dr. William Vitello
Dr. William Vitello
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Dr. Michael Raemisch
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: Stiffness or scar
Stiffness or hard painful scars are good reasons to have therapy.

In brief: Stiffness or scar
Stiffness or hard painful scars are good reasons to have therapy.
Dr. Michael Raemisch
Dr. Michael Raemisch
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