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Do I need hand therapy if I have surgery?

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Dr. Aileen Shieu
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Depends

This may depend on what kind of surgery you have and how stiff your fingers and wrist are.
Oftentimes, you will be given a set of exercises by your surgeon, which may be enough. However, if you are not making progress, or are having a lot of pain or swelling, your surgeon may have you see a hand therapist.

In brief: Depends

This may depend on what kind of surgery you have and how stiff your fingers and wrist are.
Oftentimes, you will be given a set of exercises by your surgeon, which may be enough. However, if you are not making progress, or are having a lot of pain or swelling, your surgeon may have you see a hand therapist.
Dr. Aileen Shieu
Dr. Aileen Shieu
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Dr. Randy Hauck
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Sometimes

It depends on the procedure and your propensity to develop stiffness.
Fracture and tendon repair almost always require therapy for best results.

In brief: Sometimes

It depends on the procedure and your propensity to develop stiffness.
Fracture and tendon repair almost always require therapy for best results.
Dr. Randy Hauck
Dr. Randy Hauck
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