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Postoperative treatment

  • Peter Brenner
  • Ghazi M. Rayan
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Abstract

Wounds after fasciotomy, needle “fasciectomy,” and segmental aponeurectomy are dressed with Sofratulle (or vaseline gauze) and a “conforming dressing”. Physiotherapy should be started immediately after the procedure. Suction drains need to be removed on the second post-operative day (POD). The hand should be elevated to minimize edema, and antiphlogistic drugs (such as diclofenac) should be given. The range of motion should be increased under supervision of a physiotherapist. Sutures are removed on POD #10. Baby oil or vaseline should be applied to smooth the scars.

Keywords

Fibrin Glue Occupational Therapy Plaster Cast Local Flap Steel Wool 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Brenner
    • 1
  • Ghazi M. Rayan
    • 2
  1. 1.Catholic University of LeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.University of OklahomaUSA

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