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Hand Trauma and Fractures

What should I expect after hand surgery and how long is my recovery?

The recovery after hand surgeries differs from case to case, but generally swelling is common and can persist for weeks to months after the surgery. Stiffness is common after immobilisation. 

It is important to see a hand therapist after any significant hand injuries. The hand therapist will fabricate a protective splint and they will guide you through the steps to regain the strength and function of your hands. 

In general, Dr Sally will advise you to avoid heavy lifting for at least 8 weeks and avoid contact sports for 12 weeks.

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