I just recently had surgery on my hand for a common "boxer's fracture" (comminuted/spiral fracture of the 5th metacarpal) and I got 6 pins put into my hand... I was told that if the pins move its bad and Id have to have surgery again so Im not using that hand but Im scared I might be moving it at night when I sleep and my hand reflexes keep twitching too (especially when I yawn and stretch) ...my question is how fragile are these pins exactly?..Im assuming/hoping just these tiny movements [I cannot control] are normal and fine and Im just being paranoid for fear of another surgery. Also will the swelling ever stop? I keep elevating it but I cant ice it. I try but the cold just wont penetrate through thr plaster splint. Any other ideas?
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