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what is the typical recovery time after carpal tunnel surgery

A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: It varies somewhat based upon surgical technique used- endoscopic verses open. That being said, however, most patients are doing real well by about 3 ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
38 years experience in Hand Surgery
Good things: Usually an outpatient procedure done under local anesthesia with light sedation so home fairly soon after the procesure. Sutures usually are in for ab ... Read More
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A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
38 years experience in Hand Surgery
Likely unrelated: Likely unrelated to the carpal tunnel. The more common issue with bending of fingers that can come on out of the blue is flexor tendonitis, more commo ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Absolutely. : Absolutely. The recovery from the surgery is relative rapid. The incision heals in a matter of a couple weeks, and pain from surgery is nearly resolve ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
20 years experience in Neurosurgery
4-6 weeks: Most patients return to non-lifting jobs in 4-6 weeks after this surgery.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Hauck
38 years experience in Hand Surgery
Days to months: Depends on how you define recovery. Can use hand right away to write and type. Will be sore at the proximal palm/wrist for 6-8 weeks so anything that ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Fairly brief: I have seen recovery of strength and sensation with lack of pain occur as early as 2 wks, but more often at about 4 weeks. If the central nerve axon w ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
26 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Most light activities are initiated 2 weeks post-op, with lifting around 6 weeks. Progressed thereafter as tolerated. Many patients experience disco ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: Depending on what procedure was performed, recovery may be a few weeks with a debridement, and 4-6 months with a labral repair and femoroplasty/acetab ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
1-2 weeks: With lasik, the most commonly performed refractive surgery, the vision is better even after one day. However it takes a week or two to heal.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
8 -12 weeks: This surgery it about 8-12 weeks to heal.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Varies: If all goes well, which is to be expected with today's skilled hand surgeons, most recoveries proceed over about 4 weeks, as if the nerve coverings al ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anil Shah
Dr. Anil Shah answered
20 years experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
Usually not too long: Eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper or lower eyelid. Sometimes the eyelid surgery can performed inside the eye without a scar. Most patient ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
When other treatment: When other treatment has not helped, evaluating any other medical problems, avoiding activities that may be causing symptoms, using nonsteroidal anti- ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience in Podiatry
Varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, the exact type ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience in Neurosurgery
Depends: It's not totally simple. How many levels were operated on? Why was it done? A good answer for you is that walking immediately after surgery is y ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
About 4-6 weeks: 4-6 weeks to fully recover from the elbow surgery, although the tingling etc might recover more slowly. Most recovery from tingling would be obtained ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Wound care: Follow your surgeons recommendations with appropriate activity limitations and wound care and the prescribed follow up routine and therapy regimen.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience in Hand Surgery
3weeks: Recommend 3 weeks of immobilization to avoid recurrence of a ganglion cyst after surgery. Then may require a period of time to regain normal range of ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Just few wks: Recovery will be fairly rapid after catheter is removed.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on procedure: Recovery varies from 3-4 weeks, to 4-6 months depending on what is performed at the time of surgery.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
25 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Several months: First your fusion has to heal which takes 8-12 weeks in general. Then you start your gait training and exercise rehab.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
17 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Thae answer depends on the method for fixing the biceps tendon. Usually, there are some sort of limitations for the first 6 weeks, although your surge ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
3-6 months: Swelling is the symptom that usually takes the longest time to improve.
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