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How can I achieve a faster recovery after a hand reconstruction surgery?

There are several minor lifestyle modifications to help keep you comfortable while you are recovering and speed up the process.

Here is a list of things that you can do in order to achieve a smoother recovery after hand reconstruction surgery:

  • arrange your furniture - place chairs with armrests in rooms that you frequent, so you can use them to rest your recovering hand
  • place stickers or labels on items that are heavy or awkwardly balanced to remind yourself not to reach for them
  • purchase disposable aluminum bakeware and prepare some meals prior to your surgery that you can later reheat
  • do not use glass or ceramic dishes, which could be too heavy for you to lift, stock up on staws
  • refrain from washing your bandaged hand and always protect it with a plastic bag while you shower until your orthopedic surgeon instructs you otherwise
  • ask for help when needed and follow the instructions your doctor gave you.
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