What potential complications are associated with wrist reconstruction surgery?
As with any surgery, this procedure may involve some potential risks and complications. Your doctor will make sure you understand them all before you decide to undergo wrist reconstructive surgery.
Complications following wrist reconstruction surgery
There are different techniques surgeons use to perform wrist surgery, such as arthroscopy, endoscopy, and arthroplasty. These methods have made it possible for surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgeries resulting in minor trauma to surrounding tissue and shorter recovery periods post-surgery.
Although wrist reconstruction surgery is considered safe, there are certain risks and complications associated with any type of surgical procedure. Your orthopedic surgeon will talk through in detail the complications that might arise when you have your recommended wrist reconstructive surgery.
Some of the risks and complications include:
If you notice any troubling signs, including increased pain, redness, the affected area feeling warmer than usual or an unpleasant smell, it’s important to speak to your doctor immediately for antibiotic treatment. After wrist surgery, some people may present swelling and stiffness, but physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and hand therapists can help with exercises and other advice.
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