I had De Quervain's surgery 3 weeks ago by a reputable hand surgeon. The tendons were extremely inflamed and there was an associated ganglion that was removed. All has gone fine. The exception is this: a large bulge, progressively, but slowly, enlarging at the site of the incision. On the medial aspect of the wrist. What could be happening: a ganglion development, torn sutures, inflammation that will take more time to resolve? I wore a wrist brace for two weeks, with the advice that I can do anything within reason. Hand/ thumb/fingers have been without pain. I have appointment to see doc for post op visit in 8 days ( which is 4 weeks post op). would it be advisable to consult with him sooner than 8 days? Have you ever heard of this?
I should also mention, carpal tunnel surgery was performed at the same time as the De Quervain's release, same hand. Both areas were found to be severely inflamed with thick necrotic tissue that required excision. I waited to have the surgery of the hand, until I recovered from ankle reconstruction. I was none weight bearing for 11 weeks, with the use of a walker.
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