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swolen hand after pins removed

i had two pins taken out my hand two weeks ago my hand is still swolen  is this normal and how long should it stay swolen
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Swelling is a sign of inflammation and having a surgery to remove those pins definitely causes inflammation.  If it continues to hurt and swell over the next week I would have it checked.  Just to be safe and make sure there is not any type of infection that has developed.  Hope you feel better soon!
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Hello!

If you are undergoing physiotherapy or moving your hand actively then sure you can have swelling.

Rest your hand for couple of days, take NSAIDs and maintain complete hygiene till your soft tissue gets repaired.

If you suspect any infection or any healing issues then follow up with your primary surgeon.

Take care!
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Thanks ! got it checked and everything is fine for now
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