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The following are general and non-specific complications that you may experience after hand surgery. There are also specific complications, associated with certain procedures. Please refer to the relevant page on my website for more information about the specific complications. Additionally, I will always discuss all possible complications when we talk about your operation during our initial consultation.
Green Hand Surgery.pdf
Superficial infections are common (5%) after hand surgery and cause redness, swelling, pain and pus around the stitches. Superficial infections tend to settle quickly with oral antibiotics and regular dressings. Deep infections around the tendons and bones are rare and may need admission to hospital for intravenous antibiotics and further surgery. Deep infections may cause longer-term complications such as stiffness.
Stiffness may be due to swelling, scar tissue or immobility and will be made worse by infection or other complications. I will refer you to a specialised hand therapist to optimise your recovery and allow for safe mobilisation.
You may experience one or more of the four elements to cold intolerance: pain or discomfort, stiffness, altered sensation and colour change. Not every patient experiences all four components. Cold intolerance tends to develop over the first three months following your injury or surgery, and may remain fairly constant over the first 12 months. It may improve over subsequent years but rarely resolves completely. This may cause you difficulty working in cold environments. I strongly recommend you wear top quality gloves that protect your hands from both wind chill and cold.
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Our faculty consists of more than 20 board-certified and fellowship-trained hand surgeons who evaluate and treat thousands of patients each year. We use nonoperative and minimally invasive operative procedures when appropriate, and our care is closely integrated with the occupational and physical therapists who work with us.
The NYU Langone Health Fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery trains fellows in the treatment of disorders of the hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow. Fellows assist in caring for patients at our two weekly clinics and present at weekly conferences along with residents. Your fellowship experience includes operative intervention for such disorders as compressive neuropathies, trauma, arthritis, tendonitis, and rheumatoid deformities. Clinical care is provided at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, NYU Langone Orthopedic Center, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, and NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue. At the discretion of the program director, you may also work at other affiliated institutions.
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