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Take medications as required for pain (paracetamol and ibuprofen
are available from pharmacies without prescription). Local
anaesthetic is usually injected at the time of surgery; this should
wear off within 24 hours and an increase in pain may occur when the
local anaesthetic ceases to have effect.
Keep the dressings clean, dry and intact until your review
appointment. Keep the hand elevated while your child is awake to
reduce pain and swelling and encourage healing. The dressings will
be removed after four weeks and a removable plastic splint
will be made at this time by the occupational therapist.
Your follow up appointment will be at one of the following:
If you are unable to keep your appointment please call to
Plastic & Maxillofacial Surgery Office - 9345 5391
Outpatient appointments - 9345 6180
Plastic Surgery Resident or Registrar - via switchboard on 9345