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I got a cast on my hand taken off yesterday, but I still can't make a fist. Is it permanently damaged?

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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Not necessarily

It is normal to have stiff joints after they have been in a cast.
It usually takes time to get them moving again. This is especially true in the hand. If the stiffness does not get better over the next several days to weeks then ask your doctor.

In brief: Not necessarily

It is normal to have stiff joints after they have been in a cast.
It usually takes time to get them moving again. This is especially true in the hand. If the stiffness does not get better over the next several days to weeks then ask your doctor.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
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In brief: No

Prob not. Hand therapy just as important as surgery.

In brief: No

Prob not. Hand therapy just as important as surgery.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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