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After Your Surgery

What to expect after your surgery.

Our goal is to make you, as our patient and guest, as comfortable as possible, relieve your anxiety and help you heal after your surgery. Your recovery time will depend greatly on the type of hand surgery you receive and the underlying cause of your condition, and certain conditions may also require repeat surgeries.  

Depending on your procedure, you may experience mild to severe pain after surgery and your hand may also be immobilized in a bandage or splint. The length of time will depend on the type of surgery and your condition. After some procedures, the hand may be immobilized for months at nighttime to enhance recovery. Additional restrictions to your activities and work will also help you to heal after surgery.

In many cases, surgery is just the start of recovery. Intensive rehabilitation may be necessary to increase the strength of your hand and regain optimal functioning. Physical therapy and/or occupational therapy are often a part of the rehabilitation process and may including the following treatments:

  • Exercises for the hand
  • Heat therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Splinting
  • Traction
  • Bandages to help control swelling
  • Nerve stimulation

Our team is committed to providing you with ongoing support after your surgery and throughout your recovery. The following information will also be helpful to you as you recover from surgery: