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Practical Advice for Patients

Practical Advice for Patients Undergoing Surgery to their Hand, Elbow, Arm or the Shoulder

Prior to your admission to hospital for surgery to your upper limb, you may find it helpful to do a bit of forward planning on the basis that you will not have full use of your hand or arm for some time after your operation.

Please download this helpful Advice Sheet PDF that you can print off for your convenience.

Download Advice Sheet PDF (83kb)

Information about Anaesthesia

+ Anaesthesia Explained
+ Regional Anaesthetic/Nerve Block


Additional Procedure Specific Postoperative advice

+ Carpal Tunnel Release