The swelling will have been removed as a result of surgery, so the area will be flatter than before.
However, there will be a degree of swelling due to the operation and the local anaesthetic injection which will settle.
Immediately after surgery, each patient is seen by the senior physiotherapist who specialises in hand surgery, where the patients are given advice for what to look out for, what to expect and what can be done including exercise to help with rehabilitation.
Patients can contact their team if they have any questions. Patients are seen 10 days after surgery when the wounds are checked and stitches removed.
The same physiotherapist will go through the exercises to help with rehabilitation after surgery.