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After your hand surgery: Self-care  
Abstract:  This handout gives instructions for care following hand surgery, including how to handle pain, nausea, constipation, itching, and swelling. Also includes dressing instructions for various types of surgery: carpal tunnel, trigger fingers, ganglion cysts, fractures/broken bones, radial breaks, ligament repair, hand tenolysis, Dupuytrens release, and hardware removal.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2006, September 1, 2012
UWMC Availability:  Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center; Ambulatory Services; Ambulatory Surgery Center
General Topics:  Patient Care Procedures & Instructions; Musculoskeletal Disorders
Specific Subject(s):  Surgery; Postoperative Care; Pain Management; Hand
Language(s):  Chinese; English; Korean; Russian; Spanish
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Flyer
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Unknown
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Health Online Citation #3325

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