About 2 weeks after surgery for a fractured shoulder, my hand started swelling and I'm not able to use it for anything and can't make a fist. It has been swollen now for about 1.5 months... My orthopedic surgeon doesn't seem to know what's causing the swelling and I'm trying to find out what I can do to gain use of my hand again. Anybody have similar experience?
Hi reallytired, I used to be the orthopedic coordinator in a busy OR. I really have no answers for your problem. Sounds very painful and frustrating. Is your hand also cold, maybe a little discoloration? Could be some kind of nerve impingement, if I were you, I would go see an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in hand surgery and get a 2nd opinion, and a 3rd, 4th, until someone can give you answers and appropriate treatment. There has to be a solution to your problem. Start demanding answers!! Remember, they work for you!!! I am sure you paid for their services, so keep it up until someone can help you solve this problem. Sorry I didn't have any answers to your problem other than the advice I gave you, but that's what I would do!! Best of luck, and let me know how it goes!!
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