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Post-Operative Considerations

This page will refer you to a variety of other topics that will be of interest to you in the post-operative phase. I presume that you have already read the Instructions After Surgery and Post-Operative Pain Management pages.

Worried about surgery? Scared about the whole idea?

Read these statements by patients who have had surgery by me. They have written them to you, the patient who is thinking about having surgery, to give you a patient's perspective, not the doctor's perspective. Read a number of them, not just the surgery you are considering. They address a number of issues you are worried about: anesthesia, pain, outcome; as well as some issues you may not be thinking about, such as the psychological issues that face patients with hand injuries.