Doan Nguyen, MD
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Trauma Orthopaedic Specialist

Call 281.807.5432
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Wrist & Hand Surgery Instruction

After your writs/hand surgery, keep your arm elevated above the level of your heart to prevent swelling.

You can use a pillow or some other support when you are sitting or lying down, and hold it up when you are standing. Do this for at least three days after surgery. Make sure to exercise your fingers if possible. Apply ice to your wrist/hand for the first couple days after the surgery to help reduce swelling. Keep your bandage dry using a waterproof plastic bag and hair dryer.

Take your pain medication as needed with food. Follow the instructions given in your prescription. Do not wait until pain become severe before you decide to take medication.

Please report any of the following signs to our office

Signs of infection:
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Drainage at the incision site
  • Fever of 101 degrees or more
Signs of Decreased Circulation:
  • Coldness
  • Tingling/ numbness
  • Increase in pain
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