This page contains generic information on how to take care of your hand after your surgery. Always check with your care team if you have doubts.
Swelling may persist up to few weeks after operation. Controlling the swelling helps to improve pain and speed up your recovery.
Hand numbness and tingling is common after surgery. This is due to the local anesthetics that are used during surgery. This usually last for 6-12 hours
Consult your surgeon at the Singapore General Hospital Specialist Outpatient Clinic during office hours
After office hours, present to Singapore General Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine
You can contact your doctor through the operator, the Hand Surgery Department or ward nurse clinician in-charge
General Hotline: (65) 6222 3322
Hand Surgery Department (Office hours): (65) 6321 4588
If your dressing becomes loose or stained, please call the Singapore General Hospital appointment hotline at 6321 4377 to bring forward your appointment