Question: Do You Get A Cast After Hand Surgery?

How long after hand surgery can I drive?

It is likely you will not be able to drive for 1 to 2 weeks after surgery.

This is because you may experience some sensitivity or pain in the first weeks, which can hinder your ability to safely drive a car..

How many hours does hand surgery take?

Some hand surgery can take as little as 20 minutes, on the other hand some intricate surgery can take much longer – it will depend on what needs to be done.

How do you sleep after hand surgery?

Your surgeon might teach you the “hand above elbow, elbow above heart” rule. When sleeping, it may help to use a large mound of pillows, either beside you or on your chest, to keep your hand and wrist in this elevated position.

How successful is hand surgery for arthritis?

Pros: Removing the entire trapezium eliminates the possibility of arthritis returning and, according to Dr. Ruch, LRTI has a 96 percent success rate. “Most patients achieve complete pain relief and mobility equal to that of a healthy thumb, with results lasting at least 15 to 20 years,” he says.

Do you need a cast after hand surgery?

You have a fracture (break) in one or more of these bones. This is called a hand (or metacarpal) fracture. Some hand fractures require wearing a splint or a cast. Some need to be repaired with surgery.

How long does it take to recover from a hand surgery?

The amount of time it will take you to heal after hand surgery will vary based on the type of surgery you have and the severity of your condition. For example, tendon repair recovery can take up to 12 weeks for your hand to return to full strength and up to 6 months for you to regain a full range of movement.

What can you not do after hand surgery?

After surgery, the better you take care of yourself—especially your hand—the sooner it will heal. Follow your surgeon’s instructions. Try not to bump your hand, and don’t move or lift anything while you’re still wearing bandages, a splint, or a cast.

What helps pain after hand surgery?

Pain after an injury or surgery is common and should often be expected. There are many ways to manage and reduce this pain….Post-Surgery Medication ManagementTylenol (Acetaminophen)Aleve (Naprosyn/naproxen)Motrin/Advil (Ibuprofen)Celebrex (Celecoxib)Toradol (Ketorolac)

How long does stiffness last after hand surgery?

Progress will be SLOW. A bad injury or major surgery will make your hand stiff. It usually takes about 6 months to really loosen up scar tissue. Do NOT expect your hand to be “normal” after a bad injury or major surgery.

What should I do after hand surgery?

Elevate your arm and hand Continue to elevate the hand if swelling or pain persists after 3-5 days. Move your unaffected joints on the surgical side as much as possible to help with swelling and prevent stiffness. For example, if you had surgery on your thumb, then move your shoulder, elbow, wrist and other fingers.

How long does pain last after hand surgery?

This is usually 10 days after your surgery. How do I cope with pain? Pain is normal after hand surgery. Your pain should start to feel a little better every day.

What should I wear after hand surgery?

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing such as t-shirts, button down shirts, sweat pants/warm ups or baggy shorts that will fit over bandages or dressing following surgery.