How long does a Trapeziectomy take to heal?
A trapeziectomy is excellent at removing the pain of the arthritis, and with a reduction in pain, you will notice an increase in grip and pinch strength and overall function. However, the recovery from this procedure is slow. It takes most patients 4-6 months to return to all their normal activities.
How long does it take for the swelling to go down after a Trapeziectomy?
This is usually 6-12 weeks after surgery. You can return to work when you feel that you have enough strength and control to carry out your job. It may be up to six months before you can undertake heavy tasks and it may take up to 12 months for the soreness to subside.
How long does swelling last after thumb surgery?
How Long Does Swelling Last After Hand Surgery? Swelling is normal after hand surgery, and it typically lasts for about one week. Reducing swelling will not only help ease your pain, but it will also help you heal.
How painful is a Trapeziectomy?
Trapeziectomy improves how your thumb functions. Added benefits of the procedure include: More space for thumb movement and thus less or no pain.
Why is my finger still swollen after surgery?
Following your operation, swelling is common in the area operated on. If the swelling increases and the affected area looks red, this may indicate infection. If you suspect you are developing an infection, let me know and I will review you and provide you with antibiotics if necessary.
Is Trapeziectomy day surgery?
The operation usually takes place as a day surgery procedure, using general anaesthesia and a local anaesthetic for postoperative pain relief. The operation usually takes about 45 to 60 minutes. Day of surgery: some or all your fingers may feel numb or tingly for 6-36 hours due to the local anaesthetic.
How do you reduce inflammation after hand surgery?
Ice. An ice pack applied directly to your post-operative dressing will reduce swelling and inflammation at the surgical site. Ice can be particularly helpful for the first three days after surgery.