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What can I do at home to relieve the swelling in my hand?
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
In brief: Elevate
As high as possible.

In brief: Elevate
As high as possible.
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Dr. Eon Shin
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Elevation.
If you are experiencing swelling following surgery, elevating the affected extremity above the level of your heart is generally the most effective.
Loosening the post-operative bandages can also help. If you recently injured your hand, then further evaluation and treatment with a hand surgeon may be necessary.

In brief: Elevation.
If you are experiencing swelling following surgery, elevating the affected extremity above the level of your heart is generally the most effective.
Loosening the post-operative bandages can also help. If you recently injured your hand, then further evaluation and treatment with a hand surgeon may be necessary.
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin
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