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TIPS FOR DUPUYTREN’S POST OPERATION CARE

Post operation care after getting your Dupuytren’s contracture surgery is more important than most patients understand. From dressing and wound management to pain control, there are a number of factors that you must keep in mind to ensure a successful recovery of your hand. So, if you’ve recently gone through a Dupuytren’s contracture surgery, then the following tips will help ensure a proper care regime for our hand:

  • Make sure to avoid extensive use of your fingers on activities like typing, at least for 2-3 weeks after getting your hand operated. Otherwise, chances of swelling will increase, causing you discomfort in the long run.
  • Follow a routine therapy session for about 2-3 months under the supervision of a medical professional.
  • Avoid carrying too much weight from your operative hand, especially until it has healed completely.
  • Consult your surgeon about when can you drive again.
  • Take at least 1-2 weeks off from office to rest and ensure complete healing of your hand.
  • Use lukewarm plain or soapy water while exercising your hand, as it will make the process easy and gentler.
  • Start wearing Dupuytren’s Tape after 3-6 months of the surgery, or once your scar tissues are settled for ease and restoration of your range of motion.
  • Avoid wearing a brace if permissible by your surgeon as it typically interferes with your hand’s motion.
  • Get in touch with your doctor to work on finger flexibility training with the right exercises.

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