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Hand / Wrist Care Post-OP

Open or Closed Reduction: Hand or Wrist

  • Keep dressing on until post-op visit
  • If you were placed in a cast or splint, keep clean and dry (see Cast Care)
  • Ice and elevate frequently for pain and swelling
  • Take your pain medication as prescribed
  • Resume your regular home medications unless instructed otherwise
  • Resume your regular diet
  • Call for an appointment to be 7-10 days from the day of surgery;

    X-rays will need to be done just prior to this appointment and hand carried with you. The office will help facilitate this when your appointment is made

  • Any problems call the office or go to the nearest emergency room
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