A 45-year-old female asked:
had surgery for carpal tunnel release this morning my hand & fingers are still very numb & it hurts to straighten them & its been 8 hrs, is thi normal?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal answered
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Contact surgeon: If you were numb before surgery it will take few months to improve. If you were not, contact the surgeon as local anesthetic should be gone by now.
Answered on Sep 5, 2016
Dr. Jeffrey Wint answered
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Can be: At times some irritation to the nerve adds to symptoms, other times. Local or a block take longer to wear off, finally make sure the bandage is not too tight. If concerns persist call your surgeon.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
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