Is it normal for my wrist still swollen 6 weeks after surgery?

Is it normal for my wrist still swollen 6 weeks after surgery? I had surgery about 6 weeks, implant a screw in my scaphoid, after which I then wore ...


Is it normal for my wrist still swollen 6 weeks after surgery?
I had surgery about 6 weeks, implant a screw in my scaphoid, after which I then wore a splint for a week, a plaster cast for a month, and am now in a removable splint for 4-6 weeks. My wrist is still stiff (which I expected, and is making good improvement in terms of ROM), and it is still swollen, which seems to be affected, as far as I bend it backwards. Is it normal for the wrist to still swollen so long after surgery? And if so, how long it stays swollen Best Answer (s):

answer by Sam Barnes
All cases are different, 6 weeks after surgery, yes, it should still different. Edema (swelling) is good, because that lets you know the body recognizes something happens in these tissues and your body sends small army to help repair men on the site to fix it (neutrophils, basophils, ect). These cells bring excess fluid (thereby swelling) to help fix the problem. Our body and immune defense system is really very impressive. Give you more time for the swelling to go to him, and if it stays really bothers you, your doctor may feel you on an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-drug imflammatory) start as Naprosyn, Naproxyn (all are forms of derivatives or Advil). Beds

Reply Zaether * MA * Kerr
I do not know, because, because I’m not a doctor, but there was an operation, it might take a while, good while fully heal. But maybe you should ask your doctor and see what he / she hat.Hoffen to say that your wrist is getting better. 🙂


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