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Have pain and swelling in arm. Had a tfcc repair. How long will it take to recover from this?

I had a tfcc repair four weeks ago.
They placed in a soft cast for two weeks and applied a full arm cast after 28 hours /Friday early evening/ I was sent to er to have it split due to swelling. The following Monday I went back to the surgerns nurse and she recasted my arm. I am still having swelling and intense pain. How long shoulc I expect the swelling and pain to last
Asked On : Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Swelling and pain can be lessened with keeping arm elevated in a sling, movement of finger every hourly for 10 minutes and taking serraptiopeptidase tabs 5mg six hurly for 7 days.
If you hang your arm whole day swelling can arise.
Some patients get selling after too tight plaster or too heavy plaster cast, which probably has been taken care of.If you feel numbness in fingers, color of your nails blanched, then instantly consult the surgeon as it means impaired circulation
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