2 doctors weighed in:

Why is it impossible for me to make a fist after hand surgery?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Swelling

You are probably experiencing postoperative swelling.
I recommend that you discuss this with your surgeon. It is usually temporary.

In brief: Swelling

You are probably experiencing postoperative swelling.
I recommend that you discuss this with your surgeon. It is usually temporary.
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Thank
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Complex

Relationships exist between the joints tendons small muscles and soft tissues in your hand.
However swelling is the most common reason even unnoticed it just takes a small bit of soft tissue swelling to give limitation in motion. If you are cleared for motion on your own keep working as it is an everyday thing and swelling in general can last months depending upon you, your surgery et al

In brief: Complex

Relationships exist between the joints tendons small muscles and soft tissues in your hand.
However swelling is the most common reason even unnoticed it just takes a small bit of soft tissue swelling to give limitation in motion. If you are cleared for motion on your own keep working as it is an everyday thing and swelling in general can last months depending upon you, your surgery et al
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Thank
Read more answers from doctors