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Muscle Splinting & Post-Operative Pain

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 14 November 2019
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14 November

After you have had top surgery in Ontario, it is pretty common for a lot of patients to experience a very tight feeling. Many people say they hunch over and feel uncomfortable standing up straight because of this unpleasant sensation. Why does this happen? Well, the majority believe it is because the skin is tenser due to the surgery, but this is not necessarily the case. The real reason behind this is likely related to what is called “muscle splinting”. If you have not heard of this before, then it is the term used to describe the involuntary squeezing and…

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