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.
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