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Help swimmer protecting surgery hand wound?
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Dr. Randy Hauck
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: No swimming-2 weeks
Most surgeons recomend keeping wounds out of the pool til sutures are removed because of the possibility of infection introduced through the openings next to the threads.
It is not worth the risk-stay out of the pool til it is healed.

In brief: No swimming-2 weeks
Most surgeons recomend keeping wounds out of the pool til sutures are removed because of the possibility of infection introduced through the openings next to the threads.
It is not worth the risk-stay out of the pool til it is healed.
Dr. Randy Hauck
Dr. Randy Hauck
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Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Emergency Medicine
In brief: Ask surgeon
If you've had an operation on your hand, you should ask your surgeon.

In brief: Ask surgeon
If you've had an operation on your hand, you should ask your surgeon.
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
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