A number of complications can arise post-surgery, many of which can easily be treated. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort from your surgery there may be some simple strategies that will help ease your symptoms.
High priority injuries can be seen immediately as failure to provide prompt therapy may result in secondary complications. Acute surgeries listed below usually require an appointment within 1-3 days unless specified by Specialist, Surgeon or Therapist:
- Fractures requiring surgical fixation
- Tendon repairs
- Degloving injury
- Scar excisions
- Nerve repairs
- Nerve palsy
- Multiple trauma
- Dupuytrens release
- Specific splinting requirements
Other hand injuried listed below which impact on everyday activities will receive an appointment based on priority:
- Non operative carpel tunnel
- Joint contractures
- Complex regional pain syndrome
- Chronic soft tissue injury
- Scar adhesions
- Conservatively managed fractures
All patients are asked to bring copies of their scans, reports and medical information with them to their initial hand therapy appointment.
If you have had surgery or intervention at another hospital or facility you can still access Lime Therapy for ongoing intervention. You can either self-refer or get your consulting surgeon or GP to complete a referral to us via our online referral form or by contacting our office at 03 5022 0955 to schedule an appointment for you.
Patients admitted to the Mildura Private Hospital with hand injuries can be referred to Lime Therapy post injury or operation. Lime Therapy attends the Mildura Private Hospital from Monday-Friday. We are able to see inpatients post operatively and staff are able to arrange appointments prior to patient discharge.
If you are admitted to the Mildura Private Hospital and would like to see Lime Therapy post-operatively please ask your treating surgeon or staff at Mildura Private Hospital and we can arrange your appointment for you. If you’re not sure if you require therapy post your surgery, please refer to the What Can Hand Therapy Do For You Post Surgery? section.