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Broken Hand (cont.)

Broken Hand Follow-up

After the patient leaves the hospital or doctor's office, they can make the healing process as successful as possible by following this advice.

  • Read any instructions provided by the hospital and ask questions about those that you do not understand.
  • If the hand or finger(s) are placed in a splint, do not remove it until told to do so.
  • Keep the injured hand elevated as much as possible. This will reduce pain and decrease swelling.
  • Keep all follow-up appointments and take all medication as directed.

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