Pain In The Area Of the Former Muscle Grafting Surgery?
Hello, some time ago I had a work accident, which was hit by a cutting machine. The affected part is below the inner left ankle, just below the protruding bone (I don’t know the name). The doctor said the muscle in that part was broken and his nerves were damaged (nerves leading to 3 fingers, middle index finger). after one week the operation began to feel pain in the injured part and often felt like a needle stabbing in the 3 fingers earlier. Is that reasonable? Then the doctor’s advice, what actions should I do to prevent things from interfering with post-surgery healing. Thank you
Good afternoon, thank you for your attention
The process of healing tendon tears after surgery follows several important stages, namely:
1. Within 3 days there will be formation of blood clots, swelling around the tendons, and an inflammatory response that focuses primarily on each stitch.
2. Phase between 3 to 7 days in the form of new connective tissue formation by cells that migrate from the surrounding tissue.
3. Between the 8th day and the 14th day a healing bridge begins to form to improve tendon continuity. In this phase more and more cells are involved.
4. Within 21 days will occur the formation of scar tissue and tissue maturation including new collagen tissue.
According to the above process until the 14th day, inflammatory cells are still very active in migrating to the site of injury to support the healing process of the tissue, so it is natural that symptoms of pain are still felt.
After 3 weeks the inflammatory cells decrease and are replaced by new connective tissue cells to restore the strength of the strain in the area of the tendon, so that at that stage symptoms will begin to improve.
To support the healing process, mobilize gradually after the first 7 days to reduce movement in the injured area. Passive mobilization is carried out in stages using splint assistance. Mobilization is active as soon as the splint is opened in 3-4 weeks to prevent or improve adhesions in the healing area.
Consult with an orthopedic specialist for mobilization exercises in accordance with the conditions and actions that have been taken previously.
Do not forget to also eat nutritious foods to support the fast healing process.
That's all, hope you can help